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January 1, 2016:

The PMP®exam will be changing effective January 11, 2016 due to the recently completed Role Delineation Study (RDS) which updated the description of the project management professional role. And YES our PMP® Exam Ready course has been updated to incorporate these changes.

What is a Role Delineation Study (RDS)?

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. Review current RDS in full detail here.

How does the recent RDS change the PMP exam?

The current RDS reflects the project practioner role has changed slightly with more emphasis on:

  • Business strategy and benefits realization
  • Values of lessons learned
  • Project charter responsibility
  • Enhancing stakeholder relationship.

This emphasis was captured with the addtion of 8 new tasks, a few modifications to existing tasks and removal of a few tasks. PMI has stated 25% of the exam will now focus on these new and modifed tasks outlined below.

INITIATING - 3 tasks added – total 8 tasks

  1. Identify key deliverables based on the business requirements, in order to manage customer expectations and direct the achievement of project goals.
  2. Conduct benefit analysis with stakeholders (including sponsor, customer, subject matter experts), in order to validate project alignment with organizational strategy and expected business value.
  3. Inform stakeholders of the approved project charter, in order to ensure common understanding of the key deliverables, milestones, and their roles and responsibilities.


PLANNING - 1 task added – total 13 tasks

  1. Develop the stakeholder management plan by analyzing needs, interests, and potential impact, in order to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations and engage them in project decisions.

EXECUTING - 2 tasks added – total 7 tasks

  1. Manage the flow of information by following the communications plan, in order to keep stakeholders engaged and informed.
  2. Maintain stakeholder relationships by following the stakeholder management plan, in order to receive continued support and manage expectations.


MONITOR & CONTROL - 2 tasks added – total 7 tasks

  1. Capture, analyze, and manage lessons learned using lessons learned management techniques, in order to enable continuous improvement.
  2. Monitor procurement activities according to the procurement plan, in order to verify compliance with project objectives.

Good luck on your PMP journey.

December 31, 2014:

Wow 639,237 PMPs in the worldwide. So many projects to manage successfully, yet so few project managers available!

FACT: Did you know as of December 2004, there were only 27,000 PMPs?

August 31, 2013

All 1,400 eSim questions and study material are 100% compliant with the current 5th edition PMBOK Guide.

275 new questions were developed and more than 450 questions were modified by our PMP experts.

What are the major differences from the 4th edition PMBOK® Guide to the 5th edition PMBOK® Guide?

The major change to the 5th edition is the addition of a new knowledge area named Stakeholder Management comprised of four processes; 2 new and 2 existing.

2 new processes:

  • Plan Stakeholder Management - The process of developing appropriate management strategies to effectively engage stakeholders throughout the project life cycle, based on the analysis of their needs, interests, and potential impact on project success.
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement - The process of monitoring overall project stakeholder relationships and adjusting strategies and plans for engaging stakeholders.

2 processes from the Communications Management knowledge area:

  • Identify Stakeholders - Identifying people and organizations impacted by the project. Documenting their interests, influence, involvement and impact on project success.
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement - Issue management and fostering support and engagement with stakeholders throughout the project.

3 new processes added focused on developing a management plan specific to a knowledge area as follows:

  • Plan Scope Management - The process of creating a scope management plan that documents how the project scope will be defined, validated, and controlled.
  • Plan Schedule Management - The process of establishing policies, procedures, and documentation for planning, developing, managing, executing, and controlling the project schedule.
  • Plan Cost Management - The process that establishes policies, procedures, and documentation for planning, managing, expending, and controlling project costs.
11 existing processes were renamed as follows:
PMBOK® Guide 5
Distribute Information
Manage Communications
Report Performance
Control Communications
Monitor and Control Risks
Control Risks
Plan Procurements
Control Procurements
Direct and Manage Project Execution
Direct and Manage Project Work
Verify Scope
Validate Scope
Plan Quality
Plan Quality Management
Perform Quality Control
Control Quality
Develop Human Resource Plan
Plan Human Resource Management
Plan Communications
Plan Communications Management
Manage Stakeholder Expectations
Manage Stakeholders Engagement

August 31, 2011

our PMP exam simulator reflects the latest 2011 PMI PMP exam blueprint organization and questions. Current and new students can be confident that all tests and questions align with the new exam specifications.

What are the major differences from the new exam to the old exam?

  • Approximately 30% of the content on the PMP examination is new or has substantial changes to reflect the role as defined by the RDS. This will result in existing items being updated as appropriate, new examination items being developed to meet these requirements, and old items which do not meet the criteria being retired.
  • Certain areas of the examination need to be tested in a different way because it was seen to be common across all content areas of the examination. Specifically, the Professional and Social Responsibility content area (Domain 6) will now be tested in every domain rather than as a separate domain on the examination. As such, PMIs Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is now integrated into the day-to-day role of a project manager, emphasizing its importance in each phase of the project lifecycle.
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