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The PMBOK 6th Edition is Here! PMP and PMI-ACP Exam updates in 2018

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The PMBOK Guide was updated in September 2017. We are also excited to announce the release of the Agile Practice Guide. For those preparing for the The PMP Exam, please take note that the exam will be updated to reflect 6th edition on March 28, 2018. Members may access their account to download the digital editions.

The PMI-ACP exam is also being updated on March 26, 2018. Click HERE for more information.



Did You Know?

As a result of the release of the PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition in September 2017, the PMP exam will change soon. These updates will ensure the exam content is consistent with the PMBOK Active practitioners from around the world author our exam questions as well as the PMBOK to ensure the PMP remains relevant and reflects current practice.

What to Expect on the Updated Exam

Although the PMP is not a test of the PMBOK Guide, it is one of the primary references for the exam. Some of the updates you can expect to see surround lexicon changes and terminology used within the exam as well as harmonization of process groups, tools, and techniques.

If you’re utilizing the PMBOK Guide as a study tool for the PMP, you can expect to find the following updates in the PMBOK Guide– Sixth Edition:

  • A new chapter on the role of the project manager has been added to focus on leading projects effectively – competencies, experience and skills that are all necessary.
  • Two Knowledge Areas have been re-named to more accurately reflect which elements can be managed… and which can not:
  • Time Management is now Schedule Management
  • Human Resource Management is now Resource Management

Every Knowledge Area features four new sections:

  • Key Concepts
  • Trends and Emerging Practices
  • Tailoring Considerations
  • Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments

For more information and schedule updates, visit the PMI website.

Agile Practice Guide

The new Agile Practice Guide has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches.

This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility.

This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance.