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Applying the PMBOK® Guide
Seventh Edition to Projects

In the fast-paced world of project management, it’s important to be adaptable, nimble, agile, and hybrid.

The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition is a valuable resource for project professionals. Released in August 2021, the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition reflects the full value delivery spectrum from predictive (waterfall) to adaptive (such as Agile). It contains the Standard for Project Management, project management principles, project domains and information on how to tailor practices and artifacts to help you effectively manage projects.

Manage projects with clarity and confidence.

Get to know the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition. Take a deep dive with our Free Resources below.

Articles from
The IIL Blog

Gain in-depth knowledge about  the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition directly from project management subject matter experts.

By Cynthia Snyder Dionisio | July 12, 2023

Even though the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition was released two years ago, there are still many project managers who are wondering how it is structured, and how they can use it.

By Cynthia Snyder Dionisio | July 26, 2023

How do organizations see the PMBOK Guide – 7th Edition on a project, and how can it be used to improve outcomes? Here are some ideas to consider.

Free On-Demand Webinars

Unpacking the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition

With Max Langosco

Join us to learn what drove the new structure, and how the PMBOK® Guide addresses all forms of value delivery from predictive (waterfall) to adaptive approaches. You will get an overview of each section and understand how you can apply the information in your job.

With Max Langosco

Change is related to observing value with an evolving context, and being able to remain relevant by adapting to it. This includes being responsive to stakeholders’ evolving needs, or to evolving regulations, or to an evolving business context. It can, therefore, originate from both internal and/or external sources.

With Max Langosco

Systems thinking relates to taking a holistic view of a project – understanding a project’s interdependent internal components interacting also with external systems. Taking a systems approach to project management means becoming responsive to systemic changes in order to steer the whole towards value delivery, since change constantly requires attention and dynamic responses.

With Max Langosco

Tailoring relates to the setup of the project development approach. This is to be defined considering the unique aspects of each project and of each project environment. Tailoring relates to selecting the most appropriate method to deliver the desired outcome, taking into consideration the unique aspects of each project context. Tailoring happens throughout the project, taking into consideration the evolving realities around the project.

With Max Langosco

Adaptability and Resilience relate to how well an organization is able to deal with change. The ability to respond to change is what we call adaptability, while resilience relates to the organization’s ability to absorb and recover from the impact of negative change.
With Max Langosco

Quality relates to the activities set in place to deliver the level of value expected by both the customer and the business. It entails the creation of the ability to satisfy the customer’s stated or implied needs. Quality is evaluated against the acceptance criteria, the definition of “done”, or fitness for use.

With Max Langosco

Stakeholders either influence, or are influenced by the project processes, the project performance, the project outcomes and deliverables. How stakeholders engage with the project will be a key factor in determining the project’s likelihood of success and delivering value.

With Ed Lively

Risk relates to uncertain events, whether planned, expected, or not, which may meaningfully impact the project, either negatively or positively. The completion of this webinar will enable you to have a clear understanding of the content of this principle.

With Mario Landa

Value relates to continually evaluating and adjusting project alignment to business objectives and to the intended benefits. Understanding value makes delivering project success possible, either at the end of the project or throughout the project life cycle.

Value is rarely only quantitative. In fact, qualitative elements are often key to the proper clarification and understanding of value.

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