PMI Netherlands Chapter issued the completely updated publication of

 A pocket companion to PMI's PMBOK® Guide 5th edition (English)


The PMBOK® Guide 5th edition as an easy digestible pocket edition.

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 The PMBOK® Guide as an easy digestible pocket edition:

‘ A pocket companion to PMI's PMBOK® Guide 5th edition’ (English)

Based on the success of the pocket companion PMI PMBOK Guide 4th edition, PMI Netherlands Chapter created a completely updated version, fully aligned with the PMBOK® Guide 5th edition. 

Making it easier for people to get better acquainted to PMI and its foundational standards has always been high on the agenda of the PMI Netherlands Chapter. Therefore, we needed a pragmatic response to the so called ‘localization issue’, as we recognized and wanted to address the needs of PM practitioners: not only PMI members, but even more importantly, people who hadn’t come across PMI yet. We wanted to break down existing language barriers which led to the initial idea, in 2009, of creating a pocket companion to PMI’s PMBOK® Guide (4th Edition). It developed into a valuable asset for our Chapter and our members as well as for people showing an interest in the PMBOK® Guide and PMI, and we still see a growing number of users:

  • Project, program and portfolio managers, who need a quick reference and an easier introduction to PMI’s key standard, the PMBOK® Guide, and for whom English is not their native language;
  • But also the more senior management levels, who recognize the need to have a slightly better understanding about e.g. their project sponsor role in the context of PM processes for realizing projects more successfully. However, it’s unlikely that they will read the PMBOK® Guide, as that is simply too voluminous and typically written for the so called ‘die-hard project managers’. At the same time, as their PMs are frequently referring to PMI’s best practices and the value of its foundational standards, they feel the urge to find out what these standards are all about….

Issuing our pocket companion in 2009 proved to fulfil the needs described above. It provides not only a quick introduction of the PMBOK® Guide content, but also, and just as importantly, of PMI as an organization and its value for the PM profession and realization of business success. It definitely supported project management professionals in the field and it proved its value for business leadership being responsible for change and strategy realization of their organizations.

Again, this publication has been made possible by the cooperation of the three authors, Paul Snijders, Thomas Wuttke and Anton Zandhuis, and the continuous support of the publishing and editing team of Van Haren Publishing to the Program Board Dutch Publications of PMI’s Netherlands Chapter.


 A pocket companion to PMI's PMBOK® Guide 5th edition (English)

Publisher: Van Haren Publishing

ISBN: 9789087538040

Format: hardcopy

Other formats: PDF   ePub  

Publication Date: February 2013

Authors: Anton Zandhuis & Thomas Wuttke & Paul Snijders        

Book Language: English



PMI Netherlands Chapter members receive 15% discount. Check out our Bookstore