The Ukrainian version of the PMBOK Guide is now available for free

The Ukrainian version of the PMBOK Guide is now available for free

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.

About PMI

Project Management Institute is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. The PMI serves more than 2.9 million professionals including over 600,000 members in 214 countries and territories. Head Office is located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA. Official website www.pmi.org.

PMI Ukraine Chapter is the official representative chapter of the PMI in Ukraine. As of 01.11.21 PMI Ukraine Chapter has nearly 400 members, who work for large and medium companies not only in Ukraine but abroad as well. The network of PMI Ukraine Chapter is formed by five branches in Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Kharkiv and Odesa, respectively.

About Intellias

Intellias is a global technology partner to Fortune 500 enterprises and top-tier organizations, helping them accelerate their pace of sustainable digitalization. Intellias empowers businesses operating in Europe, the US, the MENA region, and the APAC region to embrace innovation at scale. The company has been featured in the Global Outsourcing 100 list by IAOP, recognized by Inc. 5000, and acknowledged in Forbes and in the GSA UK Awards. With nearly two decades of experience, Intellias is geared towards ensuring the sustained success of clients on their value journey.