PMP Exam Update
19 July 2019
19 July 2019,

In latest update to the PMP examination, PMI conducted a Global Practices Analysis market research study, which produced a number of trends in the profession previously unaddressed in the PMP exam.

The following tables compares the proportion of questions from each domain that will appear on the examination from 15 December 2019 with those of current PMP exam content outline:

What are the changes?

The PMP credential continues to evolve and the new exam content will focus on three newly added domains:

1. PEOPLE – emphasizing on the skills and activities needed to effectively manage & lead project teams including, but not limited to:

  • Conflict management
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Team building
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Collaboration
  • Mentoring

2. PROCESS – reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project including but not limited to:

  • Determining appropriate Project Management methodology/approach.
  • Planning & managing Integration, Scope, Schedule, Cost, Quality, Resources, Changes, Communications, Risks, Procurements and Stakeholders.

3. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy which includes:

  • Benefits realization
  • Planning & managing Project compliance
  • Evaluating and addressing external business environment changes for impact on scope
  • Supporting organizational change

The research conducted through the Job Task Analysis concluded that project management practitioners in today’s world work in a variety of project environments and utilize different project development approaches. About half of the questions in the examination will represent predictive project management approaches and the other half will represent agile or hybrid approaches. Predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches will be found throughout the three domain areas listed above.

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