Lunch & Learn - PMBOK 7th Edition and PMIstandards+™

Topic: What to expect when you are expecting: PMBOK 7th Edition and PMIstandards+™


The presenters will cover the transformation of PMI’s Standards, with emphasis on the introduction of Standards Plus, PMI’s application that contains tools, templates and guidance for project management practitioners. Mike Frenette and Sandy Farnan will:

  • Explain why PMI’s standards are transforming​
  • Provide a glimpse into what the PMBOK 7th Edition will look like​
  • Demonstrate a beta version of the new Standards Plus web platform for PM Practitioners


Date & Time: Friday, July 10, 2020, 12.00 PM CST – 1:00 PM CST

Fee: $0.00

PDU: 1 (Technical)

Mike Frenette, SMC, ITCP, PMP is an employee and consultant in the IT and project management industries, where he has toiled for over thirty years. He currently runs the Information Systems Project Management Office at Halifax Water in Nova Scotia, Canada and occasionally provides project management and change management training through Corvo Project Management, a training firm based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A self-confessed project management evangelist, he specializes in helping organizations meet their strategic goals through planning and execution of projects.

Mike blogs about project management topics on both LinkedIn ( and the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) (, where he has been a headliner for several years. He is a serial volunteer, having filled many roles for over twenty years.

Sandy Farnan has been at PMI for 14 years. She started on the Publications Team overseeing two award-winning membership publications. She moved on to a Technical Writer/Trainer position within IT, under the PMO, for five years. More recently, she served as an Internal Communications Specialist and was part of PMI’s organizational change leadership team throughout 2018 as the transformation took shape. Now, Sandy is a Product Manager of Digital Publications including PMIstandards+TM. Prior to PMI, she worked as a medical editor for licensing and certification exams.

Sandy holds an MS in Technical Communications from Drexel University and a BS in Communications from Mansfield University. She has a certificate in Organizational Change Management from the Association for Talent Development.

                                                  Mike Frenette, SMC, ITCP, PMP                                                                                                        Sandy Farnan