Get ready! The PMP(r), Exam will be changing January 1, 2021

Get ready! The PMP(r), Exam will be changing January 1, 2021

Change is inevitable. The PMP(r), Exam will change January 1, 2021. The PMI recently announced that the exam date will be pushed back 6 months due COVID-19.
The PMP(r), exam is changing because of the changing project management industry. The exam must also change to reflect these changes.
There is still plenty of time for you to take the exam. December 31, 2020 is the last day to take the PMP(r), Exam.
The PMP(r), Exam continues to evolve and develop in new directions as the nature of project management changes. The new Exam will cover a wide range of topics, including agile, predictive, and hybrid approaches.
Why is the exam changing so much?
The PMI conducts a study every 3 to 5 years to ensure that the PMP(r), exam is consistent with project managers’ roles and responsibilities.
The PMI made changes to the PMP(r), exam in 2015. About 25% of the exam content was changed. The PMI released a new PMP(r), Exam Content outline in June 2019. Continue reading to see the new content.
Exam Content Outline for PMP(r).
The PMP(r), Exam content outline gives a brief but important description of the types questions that are included in PMP(r).
These questions will be focused on the three new domains, which include People, Processes, as well as the Business Environment. These domains are focused on:
People: emphasizingleadership of your project team
Process: highlighting the technical aspects of project management
Business Environment: Highlighting the link between organizational strategy and it
You won’t need a new PMBOK (r) version, but don’t worry. The new exam content is equally divided between the traditional PMBOK (r) (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and agile, as well as hybrid approaches.
Is there a new PMBOK(r), version?
The Sixth Edition of the PMBOK(r), published in 2017, is the latest version. The PMBOK(r), Sixth Edition, is the most current version.
Information on agile practices can be found in the Sixth Edition if you are planning to take the PMP(r), exam after July 1, 2020. Agile Practice Guide provides more detailed information on Agile approaches.
You don’t have to wait for the next version of the PMBOK(r). The PMI updates the PMBOK (r) guide approximately once every four years. This means that the 7th edition will likely be published in 2021.
Mike Griffiths, co-lead of the 7th Edition PMBOK(r), explains that the 7th edition is “a radical departure” from previous editions and will be aligned with PMI’s digital transformation strategy.
Is the new exam a significant change to the current exam?
Yes. Yes. The PMP(r), which will change July 2020, will include the Process domain.
These three domains will be included in the Exam starting July 1, 2020
Exam No. Domain Questions in Exam No.
People 42% 14 (40%).
Process 50% 17 (49%)
Business Environment 8% 4 (11%)
Total 35
The PMP(r), Exam will be changing July 2020. But why?
Project management has evolved and so have the responsibilities of project managers. The new exam reflects the impact emerging trends. It combines traditional predictivePMBOK(r), agile, and hybrid approaches.
Project managers today work in a variety project environments and use a variety project approaches. The new exam version will test your knowledge and prepare you for the ever-changing field of project management.
Outline of PMP(r), Examination Content
Each Domain is assigned a set of tasks, just like the traditional PMBOK (r) Guide. Click here to view the PMP(r), a 10-page document, detailing the new Examination Content Outline. You can also read the summary of domain and tasks below.
People Domain
The People domain accounts for 42% of the new exam. It also has 14 associated tasks. These tasks are:
Manage conflict
Lead