Updates from PMI

This section contains news and other updates from PMI that will be of interest to our members.

While technical skills are core to project and program management, PMI research tells us they’re not enough in today’s increasingly complex and competitive global marketplace. Companies are seeking added skills in leadership and business intelligence — competencies that can support longer-range strategic objectives that contribute to the bottom line.


The PMI Talent Triangle

The ideal skill set — the Talent Triangle — is a combination of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management expertise.

What this means to project and program talent — what this means to you — is a focus on developing the additional skills you need to meet the evolving demands on your profession. But in doing so, it also means new opportunities to elevate your value as a strategic partner in business success.

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PMi EXAM UPDATEs - For Practitioners, By Practitioners

The Project Management Professional (PMP)®, along with all PMI certifications, is driven by current practices in the profession. Because project management is evolving, so is the PMP exam.

June 2019 - New PMP Exam Content Outline available.
15 December 2019 - Last day to take current version of PMP Exam.


Need to Know

Certification and PMBOK® Guide Updates: Transformation Impacts for Chapters

With a laser focus on customers and a commitment to advance their careers, we are delivering changes to our certification and product portfolio that serve our customers’ needs. Learn how our Transformation initiatives are supporting practitioners to be essential in their organization’s in fast-paced, digital work environments, and how these changes could bring new credential-seekers:

  1. PMP®Exam Content Outline Reflects Diverse Skills and Approaches to Project Management

Project management practitioners need more diverse skills and approaches to deliver outcomes and value to their organizations more than ever before. Our future-proof PMP®exam has arrived, with content to ensure our credential remains relevant to project management practitioners’ ways of working. Expect to see the following: 

  • More approaches to delivering outcomes. The exam will cover both predictive (~50%) and agile/hybrid (~50%) approaches to project management.
  • Domains aligned to real-life practices. The number of domains will be reduced from five to three, which include People, Process, and Business Environment. Specific project management approaches will not be aligned to individual domains but will be incorporated throughout the exam. 

PMI recognizes the need to support chapters in transforming their content to prepare candidates to succeed on this new exam, beginning with a revised Exam Content Outline (ECO). We are committed to sharing ongoing updates and additional information to support you in this journey, including new resources to help align existing content around the new exam, and identify gaps in content development.  

  1. Exciting Updates for Existing and Prospective CAPMs
    Our CAPM®will also see changes to better serve our customers on their career journeys. The changes, scheduled to go live in August of 2019, are designed to streamline the application process and create a powerful path from the CAPM to the PMP by allowing the CAPM to fulfill an existing education requirement. Learn more about the changes located in the Chapter & R.E.P. Update Center.
  2. PMI Delivers on Promise with Standards and Body of Knowledge Updates
    Leveraging a collaborative approach with our stakeholders, PMI will be adapting both The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide)– Seventh Edition to include the entire value delivery landscape of project management, recognizing that practitioners can use a broad range of methods and approaches, from traditional to cutting-edge, to deliver outcomes. Learn more about a volunteer opportunity to participate in the Development Committee or Review Team or just stay informed.

We are confident that changes like these will improve the customer experience and ensure that we are providing unparalleled value to our stakeholders over the course of their careers.

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Regardless of your career stage, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams.

Organizations with standardized practices attain better results, as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. Because the CAPM® recognizes your knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard, you’ll stand out to employers and be poised to move ahead.

Project management is a rapidly growing profession. Through 2020, 1.57 million new jobs will be created each year and qualified practitioners are in demand. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity.

Online Proctored Exam
To provide greater flexibility, we now offer the option to take your exam online. With scheduling flexibility and the comfort of your home or office, the online CAPM exam is a convenient option that fits your schedule. Learn more about the online proctored experience.

Student Bundle

Students can submit one application form to join PMI as a student member and take the CAPM exam at the member discount rate. Learn more about becoming a student member.

Why is the PMP exam changing?
Every 3 - 5 years, we conduct research to understand how the profession has progressed, the impact of emerging trends, and how the responsibilities of project managers have changed. The last research was conducted in 2015 and resulted in the current PMP Exam Content Outline.

Subject Matter Experts from leading organizations from around the world are currently working with us to define the PMP of the future. As this effort continues, we will share information here to keep you informed – whether you are thinking about earning the PMP or preparing to take the exam soon.

The New PMP Exam Content Outline provides the framework of what you can expect on the PMP Exam after 15 December 2019.