By Brent Humphries, PMP, vice president of marketing

Quick. How many project management processes are in the new Sixth Edition of the PMBOK (guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge)? What is the new name for the time management knowledge area? How about the Human Resource management knowledge area? If you're not sure, it might be time to get up to speed with the 6th Edition PMBOK and keep your PM knowledge current.

The 6th Edition PMBOK becomes the basis for PMI exams starting in March. If you're looking to take the exam using the fifth edition, you’re almost out of time!

The new 6th Edition PMBOK is offered by the Project Management Institute with the Agile Practice Guide, which reflects the tremendous growth in Agile practices within the field of Project Management.

A number of significant changes have been made, including:

- the addition of an entirely new section on the role of the Project Manager

- tailoring considerations

- a greater emphasis on Strategic and Business knowledge

More information about the PMBOK 6th Edition is available here.

There's also a rumor that your local PMI Chapter might be giving away a 6th Edition PMBOK plus Agile Practice Guide at each of the next couple of monthly Chapter meetings, but there's only one way to find out for sure. J