The following terms in PMBOK 4th Edition are being changed or added in the PMBOK 5th Edition that is going to be released by PMI in January 2013. 

Direct and Manage Project Execution—changed to Direct and Manage Project Work 

Plan Scope Management process—added 

Verify Scope—changed to Validate Scope 

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Plan Schedule Management—added 

Plan Cost Management—added 

Plan Quality—changed to Plan Quality Management 

Perform Quality Control—changed to Control Quality 

Develop Human Resource Plan—changed to Plan Human Resource Management 

Monitor and Control Risks—changed to Control Risks 

Plan Procurements—changed to Plan Procurement Management 

Administer Procurements—changed to Control Procurements 

Plan Stakeholder Management Knowledge Area—added 

Manage Stakeholder Expectations—changed to Manage Stakeholders  Engagement

Control Stakeholders Engagement—added

Work performance measurement changed to work performance data

Positive Risks -  changed to “opportunity”

Plan Stakeholders management - added

This list is taken from PMI website. For more information on PMBOK changes you can visit PMI website at

The above list of terms  will be changed in PMBOK 5th Edition. Upon the release of the new PMBOK version, all existing PMPs will have to remember the new terms and should be able to map them with the previous terms. 

Besides term changes and additions, there are many more changes coming in the PMBOK 5th Edition, so keep looking the website for more about PMBOK 5th Edition. More on it will be added here soon.

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