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PMP7 standard draft discussion

On January, 15th, PMI(r) published 37 pages of the draft standard PMBOK7.

The main change – and challenge – there are PRINCIPLES instead processes now. PMBOK Standard 7th delivers 12 main project management principles.

Knowledge areas will be described later (probably in electronic form only).

The draft is devoted to soft skills area at 90% level. It seems a bit strange to me ’cause hard skills in the PM area are of high value as well.

The draft presents the “umbrella” approach to project management, including predictive (waterfall), agile and hybrid models. As a part of this approach the project leader role is introduced. This role unites project manager, scrum master and other leadership roles.

Another ‘strange’ item for me is the descriptive approach. Standards are usually predictive. But this one contains descriptions, examples, and references to ‘others”.

The PMP 2020 new version seems to be in line with this draft.

 

 

 

ITIL 4.0 two new modules

on 28 February 2020 – ITIL 4 Specialist new modules: Drive Stakeholder Value (DSV) and ITIL 4 Specialist: High-Velocity IT (HVIT) are to be launched.

By launching those 2 modules AXELOS completes the full stack of ITIL 4.0 certification modules.

Registration to the new PMP pilot is opened

Since January 2020, PMP candidates can select either pass the current exam till June 30th, or participate in the March pilot group. Read more about pilot group rules here.

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PMP 2020 pilot group rules

The new PMP® exam is launching 1 July 2020. PMP® candidates are offered the opportunity to be part of a pilot group that takes the exam before its global launch. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Dates to sit for the pilot exam are 9 March through 20 March
  • The pilot exam is available in English language only.
  • PMI Members will receive a rebate of USD $81 for the $405 exam fee.
  • Non-PMI Members will receive a rebate of USD $111 for the $555 exam fee.
  • All pilot participants are eligible for a re-take of the exam at no cost.
  • 600 participants, with global representation, will be accepted.
  • Pilot participants should prepare using the PMP® Exam Content Outline  and the list of top used reference books.
  • PMP® candidates can choose to participate in the pilot when they pay for their exam.
  • Pilot participants will not receive a pass/fail score immediately after taking the exam but will receive their results in May 2020.

Original page at pmi.org

PMP preparation: Learn Knowledge areas and processes

Perfect structured document on PMBOK knowledge areas for PMP preparation: ITTO-sheet-based-on-PMBOK-6th-Edition

Project RFC form by Bill Duncan

Project RFC form by Bill Duncan under CCL license: RFC_Project_BDuncan

View the full list of templates at our special webpage.

P2P partnering maturity model

Grow the business with partners is always a good idea! The IAMCP community former president – Mr. Per Werngren developed and shared the P2P partnering maturity model. It helps companies to establish and improve maturity level of their partnering, and helps to increase revenues for all p2p process participants.

P2P Maturity Model Playbook _FINAL