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PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition

Our standards are constantly evolving to meet your needs. Check out the latest PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition.

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Here’s what the PMBOK® Seventh Edition has to offer.

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We're updating our standards and guides to help you use a variety of different approaches. These changes are designed to give you more flexibility in bringing results and value to your organization.


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We first changed The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). We promise to keep giving our members great value throughout their careers.

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We strive to provide the right tools for your job. As an ANSI ASD (Accredited Standards Developer), many of our global standards are also ANSI approved. We're also actively involved in ISO (International Organization for Standardization) activities focusing on project management.

Foundational Standards

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The PMBOK® Guide and PMI global standards continually and accurately reflect the evolving profession.

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Practice Standards & Frameworks

Practice standards describe the use of a tool, technique or process identified in the PMBOK® Guide or other foundational standards.
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Practice Guides

Practice guides provide supporting information and instruction to help you apply PMI standards. Practice guides may become potential standards and if so, would undergo the process for development of full consensus standards.
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Lexicon of Project Management Terms

The lexicon provides a standardized set of frequently used project, program and portfolio management terms with clear and concise definitions to improve understanding and consistent use of terminology.
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About Standards

Find out more about PMI standards, how they are developed and how you can get involved. Discover how PMI supports the success of international standards activities.
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PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition has been updated to better align to how people work today and help you be more proactive, innovative, and nimble.


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Process Groups: A Practice Guide
Process Groups: A Practice Guide is our new supplement to the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition.