Arlington, VA - Keeping up with the differences between editions of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) just became much easier. ESI International now offers a free webinar to direct project managers through the latest updates to the highly regarded guide to global best practices of project management.
The current, PMBOK® Guide-Fourth Edition, published by The Project Management Institute (PMI®), includes changes in three categories: consistency, clarification, and coverage. These changes refine ambiguity, increase coherency, and add detail to areas that were lacking or non-existent in previous editions. Process flow diagrams have been replaced by data flow diagrams, and a new appendix focusing on interpersonal skills has been added.
The free ESI webinar is a chapter-by-chapter review, presented by Joseph R. Czarnecki, PMP, Senior Advisor, Instructional Design, ESI. From walkthroughs to side-by-side comparisons with the previous edition, the review highlights the differences within each PMBOK® Guide knowledge area to help project management professionals identify and understand the more significant changes, as well as the impact of each.
"The guide - and the changes to it - are so comprehensive that we immediately recognized the need for a range of tools to help our clients, including a webinar," Czarnecki said. "Besides saving time and ensuring proper preparation for the PMP® Exam, the goal is to put the changes in context, so that users get an understanding of why changes were made."
The free webinar can be accessed at www.esi-intl.com/PMBOKWebinar.