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News Flash: The PMBOK Guide Is Online and Freely Accessible to VDOT Employees

by Ken Winter on 2024-05-15T15:33:28-04:00 in Business, Construction, Economics, Engineering, Environmental, Pavements, Planning, Project Management | 0 Comments

Image of PMBOK guideThe 7th Edition addresses practitioners’ current and future needs and to help them be proactive, innovative and nimble in enabling desired project outcomes.


Did you know that the latest (7th) Edition of the "The Standard for Project Management and a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (also known as the PMBOK ® Guide) is available as an online eBook to all VDOT employees through VDOT's Skillsoft Books subscription?

Since its inception in 1987 the PMBOK® Guide has been the go-to resource for project management practitioners. The project management profession has significantly evolved due to emerging technology, new approaches and rapid market changes. Reflecting this evolution, The Standard for Project Management enumerates 12 principles of project management and the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition is structured around eight project performance domains.

This latest edition combines two publications ("The Standard for Project Management" and "The PMBOK Guide") into one volume, presenting 12 principles of project management and 8 project performance domains that are critical for effectively delivering project outcomes. This edition is designed to address practitioners’ current and future needs and to help them be more proactive, innovative and nimble in enabling desired project outcomes. 


This edition of the PMBOK® Guide:

  • Reflects the full range of development approaches (predictive, adaptive, hybrid, etc.);
  • Provides an entire section devoted to tailoring the development approach and processes;
  • Includes an expanded list of models, methods, and artifacts;
  • Focuses on not just delivering project outputs but also enabling outcomes; and
  • Integrates with PMIstandards+™ for information and standards application content based on project type, development approach, and industry sector.

But perhaps we're preaching to the choir? After all, VDOT engineers and project management professionals have been using the PMBOK ® Guide and The Standard for Project Management (a consensus established standard authorized by ANSI) for ages.  However, for those who do have questions about the latest edition this PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition FAQ (from PMI) may be helpful. 

Of course, we encourage employees to share this information with your peers at VDOT, since our subscription offers unlimited online access. The Skillsoft Books interface has some great features for sharing, annotating and much more, all covered in the library's Quick Start Guide to Skillsoft Books


Need a different book, article or standard related to project management?  The VDOT Research Library has an amazing track record for finding and delivering published resources to VDOT employees, regardless of what you do or where you work.  


After all, our job is to help you do your job! 


Ken Winter
(434) 962-8979
VDOT Research Library

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