The Project Management Professional (PMP) exam is changing on 1 July 2020. All new exam applicants have to attempt the exam in consideration of the new exam content outline.

  • What is changing?

According to PMI to reflect the changes in profession, PMP also have to adopt in light of these expectations, the exam will focus on three new domains:
1. People – emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team
2. Process – reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project
3. Business Environment – highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy

Content that spans the value spectrum, including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, will be included across the three exam domains. The best way to understand what is included in the exam is to review the updated Exam Content Outline.

Expect to see:

More approaches to delivering outcomes. The exam will cover both predictive (approximately 50%) and agile/hybrid (approximately 50%) approaches to project management.

Domains aligned to real-life practices. The number of domains will be reduced from five to three. The Five Process groups will be replaced by three new domains (People, Process, Business Environment)

  • Why is the PMP exam changing?

The content outline and exams are based on PMI’s role-delineation study of project manager’s conducted every 3 to 5 years.
The study is conducted to understand how the profession has progressed, the impact of emerging trends, and how the responsibilities of project managers have changed. The last research was conducted in 2015 and resulted in the current PMP® Exam Content Outline.
In light of the new research, PMI have developed the NEW PMP® Exam Content Outline, which provides the framework of what you can expect on the PMP Exam after 30 June 2020.

The Exam content outline is designed to provide a basic description on the expected skill-set and knowledge of the applicant, as well a percentage of questions expected.

The new content outline focuses on domains, tasks and enablers; Domains are high level knowledge areas that are considered essential for project management; Tasks are underlying responsibilities of the project management under domains; and Enablers are work associated with tasks.

  • What does it mean for you?

As a PMI-Registered Education Provider (R.E.P), BARYA will provide early update and analysis of the changes, and will also update our training material for our PMP exam preparation trainings impacting applicants who would schedule their exams for 1 July or afterwards.

If you are planning to work toward your PMP credential’s, this announcement gives you enough time to attend our training, submit your PMP application and schedule your exam before the changes take effect.

For details on our PMP exam preparation trainings, we have daily classes as well classes on weekends both on Thursday’s and/or Saturday’s, for more details, please refer to our Project Management Trainings page or click here.
For PMI’s announcement on these changes, please click here, to download new PMP® Exam Content Outline, please click here.


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