What this means

A recently completed Role Delineation Study (RDS) provided an updated description of the project management professional role. Research included a large-scale survey of global Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holders to validate updates to domains, tasks, knowledge, and skills. The RDS captures perspectives of project management practitioners from all industries, work settings, and regions. It serves as the foundation for the PMP exam and ensures its validity and relevance.

How the PMP® is affected

The five domains of practice for the PMP remain the same. However, tasks within each domain have been modified, added, or removed.

To view all the changes in detail, see the Exam Content Outline.

Here’s an overview of the newly added content:

Domain 1 Initiating the Project
3 tasks added – task 2, task 7, task 8

Domain 2 Planning the Project
1 task added – task 13

Domain 3 Executing the Project
2 tasks added – task 6, task 7

Domain 4 Monitoring and controlling the project
2 tasks added – task 6, task 7

Domain 5 Closing the project
No new tasks added

Source: PMI ‘CERTIFICATION EXAM UPDATES: What You Need to Know’:

PMI-ACP® exam is changing in 2015

What this means

Recently, a Role Delineation Study (RDS) involving over 1,000 agilists from 60 countries produced an updated description of the agile practitioner. The RDS plays a central role in constructing a valid exam for the PMI-ACP.

A large-scale survey of certified PMI-ACP holders and non-certified agile practitioners validated revisions to domains, tasks, knowledge and skills, as well as tools and techniques.

How the PMI-ACP® is affected

New domain added to the delineation (Agile Principles and Mindset)

62 tasks validated in context of the seven domains of practice

Domain 1 (NEW) Agile Principles and Mindset

Domain 2 Value-driven Delivery

Domain 3 Stakeholder Engagement

Domain 4 Team Performance

Domain 5 Adaptive Planning

Domain 6 Problem Detection and Resolution

Domain 7 Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

Important Dates

15 July

Pilot period begins.

15 July – 16 August

Receive a 20% rebate on your exam fee.

15 July – 14 October

The new exam will be administered, with scores delivered on or before 22 October.

15 October

Pilot period ends, receive your score immediately after testing.

Source: PMI ‘CERTIFICATION EXAM UPDATES: What You Need to know’:


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