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.
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’:
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)
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.
Pilot period ends, receive your score immediately after testing.
Source: PMI ‘CERTIFICATION EXAM UPDATES: What You Need to know’:
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