PD001 – Difference between PMBOK 4th and 5th ed

I moderate a yahoo group that has an engaging forum for PMP aspirants. Among other things it is also a source of free preparation material, a platform to exchange ideas and a place for sharing tips & tricks. The group’s name is pmi-pmp-prep. It is an closed group and aspirant are welcome to join the group by visiting //groups.yahoo.com/group/pmi-pmp-prep/. An aspirant can also join the group by sending a blank mail to pmi-pmp-prep-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Recently, one of the group members contributed a series of posts explaining the differences between PMBOK 4th edition and PMBOK 5th edition. I thought these posts would be useful for general community so I decided to reproduce the posts in this blog. All the best.

Here goes the first one

Change I

Process Group – Initiation / Knowledge Area – Integration

“Develop Project Charter”

Input: Instead of “Contract”; “Agreements” is included.

Tool and Techniques: “Facilitation techniques” Added.

Change II

Process Group – Planning / Knowledge Area – Integration

“Develop Project Management Plan”

Input: Instead of “Output from planning processes”; “Output from other processes” is included.

Tool and Techniques: “Facilitation techniques” Added.

Ramanujam VijayaGopal

January 2014 Update: We have discontinued the Yahoo Group. You can join PMP discussion forum on Linkedin and post your questions.

Praveen Malik, PMP is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with a rich 20+ years of experience. He is a leading Project Management Instructor and Consultant. He regularly conducts Project Management workshops in India & abroad.

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