PMP Exam Format 2021

PMP Exam Format 2021

Summary of the New PMP Exam Format:
The new Exam Format:

  • New PMP Exam format will start on January 2, 2021.
  • new focus on Agile/Hyrid approaches
  • Equal breakdown of Agile/Hybrid(50%) approaches and Predictive(50%) Project Management Methodologies
  • Questions are also broken down by Domains: (42% People, 50% Process, and 8% Business Environment)
More on Domains

  • There are 3 Domains
  • Domain I People: Consisting of 14 Individual Tasks
  • Domain II Process: Consisting of 17 Individual Tasks
  • Domain III Business Environment: Consisting of 4 Individual Tasks
Domain I People Individual Tasks(14)(42% of Exam Questions)

  1. Manage conflict
  2. Lead a team
  3. Support team performance
  4. Empower team members and stakeholders
  5. Ensure team members/stakeholders are adequately trained
  6. Build a team
  7. Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team
  8. Negotiate project agreements
  9. Collaborate with stakeholders
  10. Build shared understanding
  11. Engage and support virtual teams
  12. Define team ground rules
  13. Mentor relevant stakeholders
  14. Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence
Domain II Process Individual Tasks(17)(50% of Exam Questions)

  1. Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value
  2. Manage communications
  3. Assess and manage risks
  4. Engage stakeholders
  5. Plan and manage budget and resources
  6. Plan and manage schedule
  7. Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables
  8. Plan and manage scope
  9. Integrate project planning activities
  10. Manage project changes
  11. Plan and manage procurement
  12. Manage project artifacts
  13. Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices
  14. Establish project governance structure
  15. Manage project issues
  16. Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity
  17. Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions
Domain III Business Environment Individual Tasks(4)(8% of Exam Questions)

  1. Plan and manage project compliance
  2. Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value
  3. Evaluate and address external business environment changes for impact on scope
  4. Support organizational change
PMP® Study Resources for the new PMP Exam Format

  • The Agile/Hybrid content can be found in the Agile Practice Guide which is contained in the current PMBOK
  • The Predictive content(basically the current(old) PMP format) can be found in the PMBOK and existing training materials.
  • Break down questions by Domain and Lifecycle(Predictive vs. Agile) to train thoroughly

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