What is new in PMBOK Edition 5. (New Additions in Edition 5 as compared to Edition 4)

Hi Folks, 

I just downloaded my official copy of PMBOK editon 5. This edition will be available to non members from Jan 2013.

Here a quick overview of the updates in Edition 5:

• A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. 

• Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. 

• Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan. 



People taking exam before June 2013, PMBOK Edition 4 will be applicable, as per the latest information made available.


I'm also the member of PMI, but PMBOK 5th shows me the cost of approx 45USD. Have you downloaded the book by free or paid ?



for members PMBOK is downloadable, looks like was some bug

If you have a paid membership ,

After log in go to horizontal strip section - pmbok guide and standard and its dropdown menu

then - again

select (click on) pmbok guide and library of PMI standards in drop down menu

in new page go to bottom - there is 5 and 4 and other std available - pdf downloadable free.


simply after login, click on this url, it will open new page



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Wow , Thanks for the info. I also thought that its $42 for members. I was able to download my free copy. Thanks for the Link Pawar

In case someone is looking for, the summary of all processes, process groups and knowledge areas that was on page 42 of PMBOK 4th edition is now on page 60 of PMBOK 5th edition.

 Scared about changes in PMBOK........thought of taking the exam before July 31st. Heard that the PMP exam pattern is changing on 31st July and CAPM on 1st July. hope thsi video will provide some information to the people who dont have PMBOK 5 and are confused on when to take PMO exam.



I found a webinar that would help you to understand the changes between pmbok4/pmbok5 and will also help you to prepare for PMP in a better way. Hope the link helps you..



I hv been trying to find the PMP certification exam training online that is based on the new PMBoK 5 syllabus... i hv gone through many sites for the PMP course but found only one which was great..


They are providing the 35 pdu's and online PMP training based on PMBoK 5 syllabus just at $49.. 

WizIQ has great trainer for their PMP certification course. i had some interaction with him during the live class in their free course about the PMBok 5 changes.


in the above course they will be conducting a Free Mocktest on 9th of june, in which you can access your preparation