PMBOK® Guide fifth Edition – Essence of Agile, ITTO updates etc

May 17, 2013

Well, this is very interesting part of PMBoK® Guide Fifth Edition. We all are hearing about agile in a bigger scale. PMI® has introduced certification for that (PMI-ACP)® and PMI® introduced essence of agile in PMBoK® as well. There was no reference of agile in PMBoK® Guide Fourth Edition. If we look at PMBoK® Guide Fifth Edition, there are following context referring to agile in it.

ITTO Handling Rules

• Inputs are any documents that are key to the process

• Process outputs should map as an input to another project management process unless the output is a terminal output or embedded within other input i.e. Process Documents

• Process inputs should map as an output from another project management process unless the input comes from outside the project

This has helped in complete close loop of all inputs and outputs in all Knowledge Areas. There won’t be any open ended loops

Cosmetic Changes (Project Documents)

• As inputs if input is a major project document it has to be specified explicitly not as project documents as whole

• As output, specific project documents will be mentioned explicitly when referred first time as output. Later can be mentioned as Project documents Update

Cosmetic Changes (Project Management Plan)

• As inputs if subsidiary plans/baselines serve as major input, then need to be mentioned explicitly

• As inputs for processes creating subsidiary plan, PM plan should be a key input

• As output subsidiary plans and baselines are grouped as single output PM plan update and detailed in description

• For control processes, key input is PM plan and key output is PM plan updates rather than subsidiary plans

Cosmetic Changes (EEF/OPA/Consistency)

• OPA details are elaborated in section 2.1.4 process group wise for processes and procedures covered under OPA

• EEF section is moved to 2.1.5 in PMBoK® as compare to section 1 in PMBoK® Guide Fourth Edition where both EEF and OPA were in different sections. Same has been elaborated in the respective section

• Renamed project document update and organization process assert to project document update”s” and organization process assert”s”

So here we are… Done with the PMBoK® Guide Fifth Edition and PMBoK® Guide Fourth Edition Key Differentiators. PMI® has added many new T&T’s and updated/renamed existing which is out of scope of this series of blogs. To summarize we have more blogs related to this topic.

Blog 1 (Overview)- PMBOK-5th-edition-whats-guide-pmp-exam

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Saket Bansal
IT Experience and Achievements: He is a Software Product Development and Management professional with an experience of 15 years to back with. With Strong IT base, Saket has developed various online portals including client server using.Net,, C#, Java, Oracle, PowerBuilder, Google Web Toolkit, cloud and OOP concepts. He specializes in system architecture, design patterns, and database design.Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP)® certified, PMI USA PMI-ACP® certified, PMI® USA CSM, Certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance CSP , Certified Scrum Professional from Scrum Alliance SPC , Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Program Consultant from Scale Academy ITIL V3, EXIN

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