PMP® Exam Updates

The next version of the PMP® exam will go into effect Jan 2, 2021. Keep in mind they will cover Waterfall, Iterative, Agile, and Hybrid project topics. You can view the updates in PMBOK 7 here and the exam content outline for the new test here. It is organized as follows:

  • People – emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team. (84 questions, 42%)
    • Manage conflict
    • Lead a team
    • Support team performance
    • Empower team members and stakeholders
    • Ensure team members/stakeholders are adequately trained
    • Build a team
    • Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team
    • Negotiate project agreements
    • Collaborate with stakeholders
    • Build shared understanding
    • Engage and support virtual teams
    • Define team ground rules
    • Mentor relevant stakeholders
    • Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence
  • Process – reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project. (100 questions, 50%)
    • Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value
    • Manage communications
    • Assess and manage risks
    • Engage stakeholders
    • Plan and manage budget and resources
    • Plan and manage schedule
    • Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables
    • Plan and manage scope
    • Integrate project planning activities
    • Manage project changes
    • Plan and manage procurement
    • Manage project artifacts
    • Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices
    • Establish project governance structure
    • Manage project issues
    • Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity
    • Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions
  • Business Environment – highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy. (16 questions, 8%)
    • Plan and manage project compliance
    • Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value
    • Evaluate and address external business environment changes for impact on scope
    • Support organizational change.

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