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I’ve got my certification in PMP back in 2017, when the PMBOK is at the 5th edition. So recently I had a quick review of the new 6th edition, and here are my accounts of the changes.

Changes from 5th edition


  1. Human Resouce > Resource
  2. Perform Quality Assurance > Manage Quality
  3. Time Management > Quality Management
  4. Acquire Project Team > Acquire Resources
  5. Develop Project Team > Develop Team
  6. Manage Project Team > Manage Team
  7. Control Stakeholder Engagement > Monitor Stakeholder Engagement


  1. Estimate Activity Resources moved from Time Management to Resource Management

New Processes:

  1. Manage Project Knowledge
  2. Control Resources process in Resource Management
  3. Implement Risk Responses in Risk Management

Removed Process:

  1. Close Procurements in Procurement Management
Knowledge Areas / Processes Initiating Planning Executing Monitoring & Control Closing
Integration Develop Project Charter Develop PM Plan Direct & Manage Project Work
Manage Project Knowledge
Monitor & Control Project Work Close Project/Phase
Scope   Plan Scope Management
Collect Requirements
Define Scope
Create WBS
  Validate Scope
Control Scope
Schedule   Plan Schedule Management
Define Activities
Sequence Activities
Estimate Activity Durations
Develop Schedule
  Control Schedule  
Cost   Plan Cost Management
Estimate Costs
Determine Budget
  Control Costs  
Quality   Plan Quality Management Manage Quality Control Quality  
Resource   Plan Resource Management
Estimate Activity Resources
Acquire Resources
Develop Team
Manage Team
Control Resources  
Communications   Plan Communications Management Manage Communications Monitor Communications  
Risk   Plan Risk Management
Identify Risks
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Plan Risk Responses
Implement Risk Responses Monitor Risks  
Procurement   Plan Procurement Management Conduct Procurements Control Procurements  
Stakeholder Management Identify Stakeholders Plan Stakeholder Engagement Manage Stakeholder Engagement Monitor Stakeholder Engagement