In August of this year (2021), the Project Management Institute will release PMBOK 7! This edition will be different than past editions of the PMBOK as PMI is emphasizing a descriptive program versus a prescriptive program.
The new Project Management Body of Knowledge will contain 12 Project Management Principles, which help guide decisions, 8 Project Performance Domains, and 7 Model Sets. They are as follows:
12 Project Management Principles:
- Systems Thinking
- Adaptability and Resilience
8 Project Performance Domains:
- Development Approach and Life cycle
- Project Work
7 Model Sets
- Situational Leadership
- Communications Models
- Motivation Models
- Change Models
- Complexity Models
- Project Team Development Models
- Other Models
In addition, some definitions are expanded upon. One example is thinking of your organization as a System of Value Delivery.
Something a little awkward is that the book is actually 3 separate texts, glued together--complete with their own page numbering systems and indexes.