Updating of the PMBOK® Guide

PMBOK® Guide

2017 is an exciting year in which PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) will be updated.  Every five years PMI updates the PMBOK® Guide to reflect real work processes and techniques in project management.
The stakeholder review of the draft PMBOK® Guide has been divided into two stages and it was indicated that PMI will be publishing the PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition in the third quarter of 2017.
The PMI Today, May 2016, indicates that the following new content will be added into the ® Guide - 6th Edition:

  • Information about agile and other practices often used in an adaptive environment in each Knowledge Area section (Section 4 – 13).
  • An appendix to The Standard for Project Management on agile and other iterative practices.
  • A new chapter on the role of the project manager and how it relates to the PMI Talent TriangleTM.
  • Some process name changes.

2017 will therefore be an exciting year in which the PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition will be updated, but also the final year to get registered as a PMP® on th PMBOK® Guide – 5th Edition.  Provect is situated in Bloemfontein and can assist PMP® Certification Aspirants in Central South Africa (Free State, Northern Cape, and Lesotho) with your PMP® Exam Preparation.


PMP® Exam Changes Effective From 11 January 2016

More Information Coming SoonThe Project Management Institute (PMI) has published that changes will be implemented to the PMP® Exam from the 11 January 2016.  PMI indicated that the certifications they offer are driven by current practices in the profession and that active practitioners author exam questions and validate PMI related research.  This ensures that the certifications they offer remains relevant, valuable and globally recognized.

The five domains of practice for the PMP® Exam remain the same, and eight new tasks were added.  In summary the following content were added to the domains:


  • Domain 1, Initiating the Project.  Domain 1 will represent 13% of the exam questions and 3 tasks (task 2, 7 and 8) were added.
  • Domain 2, Planning the Project.  Domain 2 will represent 24% of the exam questions and 1 task (task 13) was added.
  • Domain 3, Executing the Project.  Domain 3 will represent 31% of the exam questions and 2 tasks (task 6 and 7) were added.
  • Domain 4, Monitoring and Controlling the Project.  Domain 4 will represent 25% of the exam questions and 2 tasks (task 6 and 7) were added.
  • Domain 5, Closing the Project.  Domain 5 will represent 7% of the exam questions and no tasks were added.


For detail task descriptions refer to the source below.

Please Note:
The last day for the current PMP Exam test will be on the 11 January 2016
(Source for article information:  http://www.pmi.org/certification/exam-changes/pmp.aspx)