Changes in the PMP exam for 2015
UPDATE: Please take note that the date for the PMP Exam has changed to January 2016.
A successful Role Delineation Study has updated the description of project management’s professional role. The survey included PMP credential holders being surveyed to verify updates to their domains, tasks, and knowledge. The RDS captures the views of project managers from all organizations. It performs all the duties related to the PMP exam and certifies it valid.
How is the PMP altered?
The PMP exam will continue to use the same five domains. Despite this, the tasks for each domain have been modified. The current exam will remain active until November 1, 2015, and then the new pattern will be used.
PERFORMANCE DOMAIN 1: INITIATING A PROJECT
Domain I Start the Project Task 1 Perform a project assessment based on available information, lessons learned and meetings with relevant stakeholders. This will help to evaluate the feasibility of new products and services within the constraints and assumptions. Task 2 Identify key deliverables, based on business requirements, to manage customer expectations and direct project goals. Task 3 Conduct stakeholder analysis using the appropriate tools and techniques to align expectations and gain support. Task 4 Identify high-level risks, assumptions, or constraints based on the environment, organizational factors, and expert judgement. Task 5 Participatein the development of the project charter. This involves gathering and analysing the information in order to ensure that all stakeholders are in agreement on its elements. Task 6 Get the approval of the sponsor for the project charter in order to formalize authority given to the project manager, and gain commitment and support for the project. Task 7 Perform a benefit analysis with stakeholders (including customer, sponsor, and subject matter experts) to confirm project alignment with organizational strategy. Task 8 Provide a copy of the approved project charter to stakeholders in order for them to have a common understanding of the key deliverables and milestones as well as their roles and responsibilities. PERFORMANCEDOMAIN II: PLANNING A PROJECT
DOMAIN II PROJECT PLANNING Task 1 Review and evaluate the project requirements, constraints,and assumptions with stakeholders. This is done based on the project charter and lessons learned. You can also use requirement gathering techniques to create detailedproject deliverables. Task 2 Create a scope management plan, based on the approved scope and using scope management techniques, to define, manage, and maintain the project’s scope. Task 3 Develop the cost management plan based on the project scope, schedule,resources, approved project charter and other information, using estimatingtechniques, in order to manage project costs. Task 4 To manage the timely completion of the project, the schedule must be based on the approved deliverables and milestones, scope and resource management plans. Task 5 Create the human resource management plan.