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 new Exam Content Outline.
Important Note: This is not the final version of the new PMP Exam Content Outline. The proportion of questions from each domain that will appear on the exam has not yet been determined. Additionally, the knowledge and skills associated with each of these domains and tasks is not included. This information will be available no later than 15 June 2015.
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
1 November 2015 is the last day to test under current version of PMP exam.