PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition on the way

07 February, 2017

If you have done a Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam preparation course and have yet to take the PMP® exam then the Project Management Institute is offering you a great incentive to attempt the exam this year.

In the first quarter of 2018, the PMP® exam will change. Although we have not been given an exact date, the new exam will be based on the 6th edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

As a Registered Education Provider for the PMI®, we have received an advance copy of the Guide. We were relieved to see that there are still five process groups and ten knowledge areas. However, there are three new processes added and one retired. Also, two of the knowledge areas now have new names. More worrying for students is the way generic inputs and outputs, such as Project Documents have been expanded to list exactly what Project Documents are involved. A similar exercise has been done with some of the tools and techniques.

If you have not made it your New Year’s Resolution to pass the PMP® exam, it would be a good idea to add it to your list now. At least, the exam you face this year will be based on 47 project management processes – next year, you will have to deal with 49!

Velopi will be busy this year revising our course materials to align with the new edition. We will also ensure that our exam simulator reflects these changes. It will be a busy year ahead.

By Velopi Seamus Collins


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