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What’s New in the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition?

An Instructive Overview of Practicing Agile and Waterfall Leaders and Those Preparing for the PMP® Certification Exam

Barbee Davis

What’s new in the 6th edition of the PMBOK? Let PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA certified trainer, Barbee Davis lead you through all of the changes to get you up to speed.

The Project Management Institute has released a new edition of its mandatory PMBOK® Guide. This updated edition has information that active project managers will need for the job, as well as those preparing to take the PMP® Certification Exam after it changes in March of 2018.

Due to the increased interest in Agile and how Agile practices fit in with traditional teams, Agile is now part of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Both current practitioners and those sitting for the exam will need to absorb these new changes.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

Participants will take away knowledge about…

  • The three parts into which the PMBOK® Guide is now divided
  • The reorganization of the first three chapters from past editions
  • Where to find the relocation and expansion of the revised explanation of the role of the Project Manager

Participants will be able to…

  • Explain how the newly required skills tie into PMI’s Talent Triangle
  • Apply a light documentation process, but know how to prepare figures to meet corporate requirements or those mandated by a Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Differentiate the two new Knowledge Area names from the old
  • Analyze the usefulness of the 4 new sections at the start of every chapter
  • Construct and implement a chart as a map to where process changes have been added or removed, what they are, or where they were moved
  • Formulate a specific set of communication words for use with projects added to the Sixth Edition, and why the nine processes have been renamed
  • Recognize the new commonly used Tools and Techniques groupings, and learn where to find the 114 new additions
  • Evaluate and transfer the learning in this tutorial to solve the workplace problems they encounter
  • Demonstrate why agile is not in conflict with the Project Management Institute best practices, and learn the new terms that have been created
  • Use the techniques experienced here to help others be more collaborative with teams embracing other methodologies
  • Claim 3 PDUs from PMI, 1 in Technical and 1 in Leadership, and 1 is Strategy and Business.

This training course is for you because...

  • You are an agile team member or ScrumMaster with a successful or currently forming team and you need to keep up to date with what those on the traditional teams working in your organizations or at your customer’s sites are adopting.
  • You are a Project Manager with a traditional team and you need to work with agile teams, perhaps to develop a product or service that employs both tangible products and software interfaces. The new information will allow you to evaluate if PMI has helped you integrate those two processes.
  • You are a Business Analyst, Manager, Product Owner, or Customer working with project teams and you need to understand how to be a liaison between them and the rest of the enterprise. Particularly if your organization has practiced the PMI standard way to run projects, you will want to know the changes and how it will be used by your company teams.
  • You are preparing to take the new PMI® Certification Exam on or after March 26, 2018, and need to know what changes to be aware of that will no doubt be emphasized on the test.

Prerequisites

  • Rudimentary knowledge of agile and/or project management methodologies.
  • A desire to keep in step with changes in the PMI processes at work or in preparation to pass a PMP® Certification Exam after March 26, 2018.
  • A wish to smooth the flow of cooperation between agile and waterfall teams in your day to day interactions.
  • A need to move beyond the basics and merge theory with practice for a successful career in today’s workplace.
  • A realization that it is not necessary to hold a power position in your organization in order to create positive change with the ideas you learn in this session.

Materials required for the course - Have paper and a pencil ready. - Bring your cell phone with the volume turned off. - Exercises downloaded and ready to use.

Reading Assignments - Read Chapter 1: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition

About your instructor

  • Barbee Davis is an author and international speaker in the fields of both agile and project management. Her latest book is, “Adding Agile to Waterfall Projects: Shifting Processes for Competitive Advantage. She finds her calling to be using her own learning and experience to help others successfully transition from the clean cut theory of their methodology learned in training, to the often shocking reality of putting those rituals into messy, frustrating practice in real life. Barbee writes a twice a month feature, “Topic Teasers”, continuing this help at projectmanagement.com for almost 400,000 readers worldwide. She is certified as a project manager, agile project manager, and business analyst through the Project Management Institute, holding a PMP®, a PMI-ACP®, and a PMI-PBA® certification.

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Lecture - Who will benefit?

Activity: - Online Poll

Lecture: - Introduction and Overview.

Lecture: - Changes in the new PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition.

Lecture: - History of the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition and why changes have been made.

Lecture/Activity: - Important agile facts for understanding the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition changes.

Lecture: - Additions to the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition structure: Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. New Updates at end of each Knowledge Area.

Lecture/Activity: - Project Management Process Groups and Knowledge Area things that stay the same and things that change. Overview of our webinar process moving forward.

Lecture/Activity: - 4 Project Integration Management. Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. Updates and important information for this Knowledge Area. Important figures and concepts as they appear.

Lecture/Activity: - 5 Project Scope Management. Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. Updates and important information for this Knowledge Area. Important figures and concepts as they appear.

Lecture/Activity: - Word changes to your work day communication.

10-minute break

Lecture/Activity: - 6 Project Schedule Management. Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. Updates and important information for this Knowledge Area. Important figures and concepts as they appear.

Lecture/Activity: - 7 Project Cost Management. Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. Updates and important information for this Knowledge Area. Important figures and concepts as they appear.

Lecture/Activity: - A new addition to Earned Value Management (EVM). Understand how to figure Critical Path differently for work and for the test..

Lecture/Activity - 8 Project Quality Management. Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. Updates and important information for this Knowledge Area. Important figures and concepts as they appear.

Lecture: - A look at the Waterfall model and how it compares to a SCRUM model.

Lecture: - Additional quality tools to replace those PMI found were no longer in extensive use.

Lecture/Activity: - 9 Project Resource Management. Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. Updates and important information for this Knowledge Area. Important figures and concepts as they appear.

Lecture: - A quick look at selection criteria for both human and physical project resources in the Resources Breakdown Structure (RBS).

Lecture/Activity: - 10 Project Communications Management. Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. Updates and important information for this Knowledge Area. Important figures and concepts as they appear.

Lecture/Activity: - 11 Project Risk Management. Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. Updates and important information for this Knowledge Area. Important figures and concepts as they appear.

Lecture/Activity: - 12 Project Procurement Management. Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. Updates and important information for this Knowledge Area. Important figures and concepts as they appear.

10-minute break

Lecture/Activity: - 13 Project Integration Management. Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations, and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments. Updates and important information for this Knowledge Area. Important figures and concepts as they appear.

Lecture: - A survey of The Standard for Project Management – ANSI-PMI 99-001-2017, including how you can use this to make your day to day use of the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition, simpler.

Lecture/Activity:

  • A quick guided tour of the Agile Practice Guide to point out the things that are going to be important for you to know as you implement the changes to the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition.

  • Clarify all the confusing half-truths and misrepresented jargon you may have encountered if you are on a traditional team. Even those with highly functioning SCRUM teams may learn something about the origins of their methodology and other similar sibling processes that might have valuable things to steal for existing project plans.