PMI announced recently that a new version of the PMBOK will be published in the third quarter of 2017. There will be several changes to the new PMBOK. The chapters will change from 13 to 6 and the order of topics will change to process order centric rather than the traditional knowledge based order. There will be 49 process steps instead of the current 47. A couple will move, one will be combined and some will have minor name changes. More focus will be added to lessons learned, business cases and the Agile methodology. Testing for the new PMBOK has not been announced but will not be before 2018. All of this means that the time to get your PMP is in 2017. The changes may be good ones but the unknown for the new test may not be worth the wait. Check it out at PMI.