Changes In the PMBOK 5th Edition

Changes In the PMBOK 5th Edition


J.W. (Bill) Morgan, PMP

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About the Program

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) ended 2012 with the release of its new A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition. The PM Tools Session will briefly discuss the history of changes to the PMBOK and identify the biggest, key changes and discuss how these changes are reflected in the PMBOK.

The names of the five process groups and nine knowledge areas have not changed. Neither has the general layout and structure of the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition. However, the 5th Edition presents project management through 47 processes a net gain of five individual processes over the 42 processes we had in the 4th Edition. There has also been an additional knowledge area – Stakeholder Management - added to the PMBOK®. These changes will be presented along with the identification of the processes with their respective knowledge area and process group.

Annex A1 – The Standard for Project Management of a Project has been added and is designed to serve as a standalone document. This positions the Standard for Project Management away from the main body of the PMBOK® Guide, allowing the evolution of the Body of Knowledge material to be separated from the actual Standard for Project Management.

We will also discuss how these changes affect project management practitioners – and particularly those preparing for the PMP certification.

Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:


Immediately before the Chapter Dinner Meeting. at 5:30pm.
Special Instructions

Preregistration is required at this PM Tools session. To ensure adequate space for our guests, we began requiring preregistration and a small fee for PM Tools in October 2011.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

J.W. (Bill) Morgan, PMP

Bill Morgan, PMP, is a senior project manager who has been a member of PMI since 1995. He achieved his PMP certification in 2003. Bill joined PMIWDC when he returned to the DC area in 2004.  Over the years, Bill has managed PMOs and IT and functional projects for federal, commercial and international customers as diverse as USMS, DOJ, DOD, the Army Staff, the Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA; the IRS, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Banco Itau, the second largest private bank in Brazil. 

Bill has taught project management as a consultant and is a current PMIWDC volunteer instructor for the PMP Prep course.  Bill holds a master’s degree in Management from Webster University as well as a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.  

He is a retired Army officer. He served in the Pentagon as a staff officer and held command and staff assignments in infantry, airborne, and special operations units.

About the PM Industry Insights

PM Industry Insights is PMIWDC's workshop series that addresses the practical aspects of Project Management.

These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, etc. 

Both PM Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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