The seventh version of the international project management standard Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK), a so-called “bible” for project managers, is now available in Ukrainian. The translation was sponsored by Intellias. Ukraine is the only country in the world where the book is available for free.
PMBoK is the desktop book for project managers around the world. It was used as a basis for the development of the international standard ISO 21500 and the American national standard ANSI/PMI 99-001-2008. Published in 200 countries, the book is the most popular and widely distributed body of knowledge on project management. Besides, the most common certification for Project Management Professionals is also based on the book.
More than 100 experts around the world voluntarily took part in writing the PMBOK 7 standard. Among them was Roman Reznikov, VP Delivery at Intellias and the president of the Project Management Institute in Ukraine (PMI Ukraine Chapter). Anatoly Savin and Timur Tsaturov paid the royalties for the right to translate PMBOK 7 into Ukrainian. The translation itself was spnsored by Intellias. The work began in 2021, involving volunteers and experts from the public PMI Ukraine Chapter and the International Translation Service “Filin”.
Ukrainian translation paves the way for Ukrainian project managers, students and beginners to get hold of the best global knowledge and practices of project management.
“At first, we planned to print a paid edition of the Ukrainian-language copy. However, due to Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, we decided to give free access to all interested parties on the PMI Ukraine website. Negotiations with the head office of PMI in the USA went on for four months. Ukraine is the only country in the world that was given permission to open free access to the book. After all, PMI even regulates the book’s selling price in the domestic markets of other countries. By publishing the book, we expect to contribute to the overall improvement of the project management quality in Ukraine in three to four years’ time,” says Roman Reznikov.
This version of the book differs from the previous ones in that it is not based on processes, but on the principles of project management. It has drastically changed the structure of the book and the approach to project management in general. The book is available in English, Arabic, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and now Ukrainian.