PMBOK edition 5

So the PMBOK standard changed again, like it does every four years. Any major differences? Looks like they made it bigger, no surprise there. 618 versus 497 pages. But the big difference can be spotted on the map. The matrix that shows the processes in Process Groups versus Knowledge areas has changed: See the new one below:

PMBOK edition 5. 2013

Compare this to the fourth edition:

PMBOK edition 4. 2008

So they have decided to add another knowledge area: Stakeholder management.

They also added the plan process for the knowledge areas that lacked this in the past: Scope, Time and Cost. So I suppose it has become more standardized though I question if all these planning activities were needed in the first place. Do we really need to plan how to plan?
Anyway, prepare to take the new test starting in July.