Attention Prospective PMP Exam Takers: PMI will be changing the content of the PMP exam by 25% after January 11, 2016.
This means that – though the PMP exam will not cover any new information (as the PMP exam will continue to be based on the PMBOK Fifth Edition) – the exam will place more emphasis on some specific content associated with the Process Groups.
The Initiating Process Group will still constitute 13% of the exam; however, there will now be questions focused on key project deliverables based on the business requirements. More focus will also be placed on the management of customer expectations and directing the team toward the achievement of project goals.
Also in the Initiating Process Group, there will be a heavier focus on conducting benefit analysis to validate alignment of projects with organizational strategic goals. More focus is also placed on informing stakeholders of the approved Project Charter to ensure that team members have a common understanding of projects and their respective positions in programs and portfolios.
The Executing and Closing Process Groups will be changed to respectively constitute 31% and 7% of the questions on the exam.
These are just a few examples of the changes to the PMP exam to occur after January 11, 2016.
With the cooler months approaching and outdoor activities ceasing, now is the time to bundle up and hunker down to study for the exam before a quarter of the exam’s content changes.
You might also consider establishing a New Year’s Resolution to switch into overdrive and take the exam before the changes to the exam go into effect.
Starting the New Year off as a PMP would certainly help you achieve that promotion or new job you have been striving for, and the prosperity you have been looking forward to in the New Year.
For full information about the PMP Exam go to http://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp/exam-prep