The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition


The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition introduces a principle-based structure to guide mindset, actions and behaviors, reflected in bodies of knowledge for project delivery, agile, lean, customer-centered design and more. The updated content helps practitioners manage projects and deliver outputs that enable outcomes regardless of development approach. The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition provides specific considerations for tailoring the development approach and processes to the unique characteristics of the project. It is designed for anyone involved in a project, with specific focus on team members and team roles. The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition includes the 2021 revision to The Standard for Project ManagementThe Standard for Project Management is the document that carries the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) designation. The PMBOK® Guide provides a framework for applying the standard.

PMI Members can download an electronic pdf version of this guide for free.  Download from PMI at this link.  Remember you need to be logged in to download.

If you have questions on what has changed then view the video below.  This is a presentation from Josh Parrot, a PMI Product Specialist, describing the changes in the seventh edition.

PMI has also provided an overview document that you can view here.

Additional Supporting Documents Available from

The Eight Performance Domains Explainer

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Tailoring Explainer

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Models, Methods and Artifacts Explainer

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Value Delivery System Explainer

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Updated FAQ

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