The views expressed in this article are strictly those of Max Wideman.
The contents of the book under review are the copyright property of the Project Management Institute.
Published here November 2021

Introduction | Book [B] Structure | What We Liked
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By comparing the Table of Contents of Book [B] to the original PMBOK 1987, it is clear that a lot of extraneous detail of a behavioral nature has been included, and a lot of important material identifying specific skill sets has been omitted. In short, the latest so-called PMBOK® Guide follows a completely different theme of advocating behavior, rather than addressing the foundational basics of professional project management as originally intended.

In short, to avoid total confusion of the PMI membership, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge — Seventh Edition as it stands should be officially withdrawn and republished under a more appropriate title.

R. Max Wideman
Fellow, PMI

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