The PMBOK® refers to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. This is the standard reference document for PMI (Project Management Institute). It is published by the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI).

Top level table of contentsEdit

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The "3rd edition was released in 2004, with some major changes as compared to previous edition. 4th edition was released in 2008. The latest, 5th edition is released in 2013."[1]

6th EditionEdit

The 6th edition was released September 6, 2017.  This wiki does not yet reflect all the changes for the 6th version. As of March 26,2018, the exams for PMP and CAPM certifications changed to reflect this new version.

In this edition the names of two knowledge areas changed. Time Management became Schedule Management. Human Resources Management became Resource Management. Three processes were added. One was removed. A few others were renamed. "Every Knowledge Area now features four new sections:

  • Key Concepts
  • Trends and Emerging Practices
  • Tailoring Considerations
  • Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments"[2]

There are three new processes in the 6th edition: Manage Project Knowledge, Implement Risk Responses, and Control Resources. Estimate activity resources remains in the planning process group, but moves from the time management (now schedule management) knowledge area to resource management. Other changes are the use of the project management plan (rather than its component parts as inputs and outputs), more emphasis on adaptive methodologies (e.g., Agile), and an additional chapter on the PMI Talent Triangle.[3]

5th EditionEdit

ISBN 978-1-935589-67-9

The fifth edition has a copyright of 2013. This edition added a knowledge area, some processes, changed the names of other processes, and made other changes.

The chapters in the 5th edition PMBOK are

  1. Introduction
  2. Organizational influences and project life cycle
  3. Project management processes
  4. Project integration management
  5. Project scope management
  6. Project time management
  7. Project cost management
  8. Project quality management
  9. Project human resource management
  10. Project communication management
  11. Project risk management
  12. Project procurement management
  13. Project stakeholder management

1st through 4th EditionsEdit

The 4th edition was released in 2008.

The 3rd edition was released in 2004.

The 2nd edition was released in 2000.

The 1st edition was released in 1996.[4]


External linksEdit


  1. "Introduction To Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK-5)" by Shivshanker Shenoy. On PM Exam SmartNotes. Site accessed on 2017-01-26.
  2. "6 Changes to the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition You Should Know". Project Management Training Institute. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  3. New Edition on Kool Derby Academy web site. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  4. New Edition on Kool Derby Academy web site. Retrieved 2018-05-04.