PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition

PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is PMI’s flagship publication and is a fundamental resource for effective project management in any industry. Over the years, business has changed considerably, but projects remain critical drivers of business success.

The book includes The Standard for Project Management. The standard is the foundation upon which the vast body of knowledge builds, and the guide serves to capture and summarize that knowledge.

Over the past few years, emerging technology, new approaches and rapid market changes have changed the world of work, driving the profession to evolve.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition has been updated to meet these challenges, better align to how people work today and help you be more proactive, flexible, innovative, and Agile.

This is a project management de-facto standard that meets ANSI (American National Standard Institute) – 99-001-2021.

The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition reflects the evolving profession, enables you to successfully get the job done and provides additional value to the occupation.

PMBOK® Guide 7th edition:

  • Reflects the full range of development approaches (predictive, traditional, adaptive, Agile, hybrid, etc.).
  • Provides an entire section dedicated to the development of approach and processes in particular.
  • Expands on the list of tools and techniques available in the new section, “Models, Methods and Works”.
  • Focuses on project results and performance.
  • Integrates PMIstandards+™ to help the reader implement the guide (PMBOK®) in the collaborative work.
  • The updated edition includes in addition to the project standard and the guide (PMBOK®), the 12 principles for project management and 8 project performance domains that are critical for the effective delivery of project outcomes.


12 Project Management Principle:

  • Stewardship
  • Team
  • Stakeholders
  • Value
  • Systems Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Tailoring
  • Quality
  • Complexity
  • Risk
  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Change


8 Project performance domains:

  • Stakeholders
  • Team
  • Development approach and lifecycle
  • Planning
  • Project work
  • Delivery
  • Measurements
  • Uncertainty



The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition was launched in July’ 2021, is currently available in English and will be available in Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese Brazilian, Russian and Spanish.

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