- Why is there a change in PMP Exam?
The exam is changing because our jobs as project managers have changed! Every 3-5 years, PMI® conducts research to understand how profession has progressed, the impact of emerging trends, and how the responsibilities of project managers have changed. The last round of this research was conducted in 2015 and resulted in the current PMP exam content outline.
- When is PMP Exam Changing?
31 December 2020 – Last day to take the current exam
2 January 2021 – First day to take the current version of PMP exam
- In one sentence, what are the major changes that are to be expected?
50 % of the questions will represent predictive project management approaches, another 50% will represent agile/hybrid approaches
- What are the specific differences between the old and new exam structure?
For further specific information, please see our article detailing the differences between both exam outlines here.
Is PMBOK changing?
No. The PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition is not expected until Q2 of 2021.
There are noticeable differences between this updated PMP Examination Content Outline and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition. While there are some commonalities, it is important to note that the volunteer taskforce involved in the study described previously were not bound by the PMBOK® Guide. The taskforce members were charged with outlining critical job tasks of individuals who lead and direct projects based on their experience and pertinent resources.