What's New with PMI Standards & Publications

The Standards Evolution

The PMBOK® Guide—our flagship publication, now in its seventh edition—has evolved to meet your needs.

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Call for Volunteers: Standard for Artificial Intelligence in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management

PMI is currently accepting applications for both the Development and Review volunteer teams for the proposed new ANSI Standard for Artificial Intelligence in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management. The volunteer teams will be responsible for authoring and providing strategic oversight to the actual content in the publication.

Be part of the content development of this new standard for Artificial Intelligence in Portfolio, Program, and Project management which will establish a framework to govern the development, deployment, and oversight of AI initiatives within an organization.

This is an exciting opportunity to serve and help formulate the requirements that will ensure responsible and effective use of AI while promoting transparency, fairness, and accountability throughout the portfolio, program, and project lifecycle, ultimately contributing to organizational success and societal benefit.

The application window is open from 15 April to 28 April 2024.  Visit the PMI Volunteer Engagement Platform (VEP) to learn more and apply for the Volunteer Development Team or the Volunteer Review Team.

Dig deeper at our AI in Project Management web page to learn more about all PMI AI Initiatives.

For questions or comments, please contact the PMI Standards Team at [email protected].

The Standard for Program Management – Fifth Edition Draft

The Standard for Program Management—Fifth Edition

We are excited to announce the launch of The Standard for Program Management—Fifth Edition, a comprehensive guide approved by ANSI. This latest edition dives deeper into the principles that govern program management, making it an indispensable tool for portfolio, program and project managers, senior executives and stakeholders.

PMI members can access The Standard for Program Management—Fifth Edition as a complimentary digital download. Digital and print versions will be available for purchase to members and non-members through PMI's online bookstore and other retail outlets by April 2024.

For questions or comments, please contact the PMI Standards Team at [email protected].

Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects: A Practice Guide

Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects: A Practice Guide

The Draft Comment Period (DCP) for the Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects: A Practice Guide closed 19 February 2024. Thank you to those who participated and provided feedback to this valued resource. All comments made during the DCP will be reviewed by the Development Team, comprised of volunteer practitioners. If the team chooses to make the requested change, the commenter will see their change incorporated when the practice guide is published.

For questions or comments, please contact the PMI Standards Team at [email protected].

Business Analysis Practice Guide Second Edition

Business Analysis: A Practice Guide (Second Edition)

PMI’s Standards and Publications department announces the launch of Business Analysis: A Practice Guide (Second Edition). This revised edition makes business analysis, including requirements management, accessible in both professional and daily life. Concepts in the previous edition are expanded and clarified through the introduction of a case study with new examples, illustrations, and graphics in a modern format and layout.

Business Analysis: A Practice Guide (Second Edition) is available as a free digital download to PMI members. The print and digital versions will be available for purchase by both members and non-members through PMI’s online bookstore as well as retail outlets by January 2024.

For questions or comments, please contact the PMI Standards Team at [email protected].

PMBOK Guide 7th Ed

PMBOK® Guide – Eighth Edition

PMI’s Standards and Publications department announces that it is initiating development to revise The PMBOK® Guide. Building upon the Principles-based Seventh Edition, extensive market research has been conducted to understand best practices in the field and content required to serve the needs of the project management community. Including coverage on the impact of AI in the field of project management, balanced guidance on both Agile and Predictive ways of working, along with more in-practice supporting content.

For questions or comments, please contact the PMI Standards Team at [email protected]

Changes from the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition to the Seventh Edition

The degree of change with the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh edition is more significant than what you may have seen in the past. We’ve restructured the content and introduced a principle-based structure that summarizes the what and why of project management. Here is a quick snapshot of the changes:

Overall Approach

The standard moves from processes to principles: The 12 project management principles in The Standard for Project Management are built around a set of statements that guide the actions and behaviors of project management practitioners regardless of development approach. 

Basis for Design

The guide moves from Knowledge Areas to eight project performance domains defined as groups of related activities that are critical for the effective delivery of project outcomes.

Project Environment

No change. The Project Environment remains the same with a focus on internal and external influencers.

Project Application

A move from most projects, most of the time to all projects all of the time.

Target Audience

A move from only project managers to anyone involved in a project, with specific focus on team members and team roles.

Tools and Techniques

The addition of an expanded list of tools and techniques in a new section of the guide titled “Models, Methods and Artifacts”—with additional content on how to apply these tools and techniques by project type, development approach and industry sector are available on a digital platform, PMIstandards+.

Tailoring Guidance

A new section with guidance on tailoring, which is the deliberate adaptation of the project management approach, governance and processes to make them more suitable for the given environment and the work at hand.

PMBOK Guide® - Seventh Edition Library

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our FAQ for answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Access the FAQ

Links to Past Webinars

A full list of past webinars with easy links to on-demand recordings.

See Past Webinars

The Eight Performance Domains

A quick, clickable reference guide to the eight performance domains in the guide-portion.

See the Performance Domains

Value Delivery System Explainer

A clickable reference guide that brings the concept of information flow in the creation of value to life.

Read the Reference Guide

Tailoring Explainer

A quick, clickable reference guide to a tailoring framework.

Explore the Framework

Models, Methods and Artifacts Explainer

A quick, clickable reference guide to what we mean by models, methods and artifacts

Read the Explainer

12 Project Management Principles

A clickable reference guide that outlines the 12 project management principles.

Explore the Principles

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