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

 PMBOK® Guide – Sixth EditionPMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition
Overall ApproachPrescriptive, not descriptiveEmphasis on how, not what or whyPrinciples to guide mindset, actions, and behaviors, reflected in bodies of knowledge for project delivery, agile, lean, customer-centered design, etc.
Basis for DesignSpecific processes convert inputs to outputs using tools and techniquesProcess- focused and orientation more compliance drivenDomains of interacting, interdependent areas of activity with performance outcomes as well as an overview of commonly used tools, techniques, artifacts, and frameworks Focus on project outcomes in addition to deliverables
Project EnvironmentProject environment – internal and externalProject environment-internal and external
Project ApplicationMost projects, most of the timeAny project
Target Audience            Primarily project managersAnyone involved in the project with a specific focus on team members and team roles, including project lead, sponsor and product owner
Degree of ChangeIncremental revision based on previous editionsPrinciple-based to reflect the full value delivery landscape
Tailoring GuidanceReferences to tailoring, but no specific guidanceSpecific tailoring guidance provided is Associated with PeopleCert & offers:

Prince2 Foundation

Prince2 Practitioner

prince2 Foundation and Practitioner

Project Management Professional PMP

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