August 2019 News

    Update on Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Change

    In June, PMI announced a significant change to the PMP certification exam. Stakeholders began sharing feedback immediately and the consensus has been they feel they need more time to prepare. We are responding to this feedback with a decision to delay the PMP exam change. 

    The last day for candidates to take the current version of the PMP exam is now 30 June 2020
    . Starting 1 July 2020, the PMP exam will reflect the new exam content. If you have any questions about how this date change may affect you, please contact Customer Care. Please refer to the Chapter and R.E.P Update Center for future updates.

    Consider Attending Consider Attending PMI® GAC  Sympoisum, 4 October 2019

    Working with universities, or want to learn more about the higher education arena and PMI's Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs GAC? Don't miss this inaugural networking and learning event specifically designed for faculty within project management programs, co-located with the PMI® Global Conference. Highlights of the Symposium are:

    • Keynote speakers addressing innovation in higher education and academic/industry partnerships
    • Engaging concurrent sessions on successful global programs, teaching case studies, assessment, and more
    • A specific track on key aspects of the GAC accreditation process and how to get involved
    • Discounts available for those attending PMI Global Conference

    Learn more and register today.

    Interested in Being a Presenter at PMI® EMEA Congress 2020?

    The call for presentation proposals is now open! If you are interested in sharing your expertise with other project, program and portfolio management practitioners at PMI EMEA Congress 2020, which will be held in Prague, 14–16 June, you have until Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET (UTC–4), to submit a presentation proposal. Learn more.

    Learn How PMI Standards Are Transforming

    PMI standards are transforming. The first standards product to undergo transformation is A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which includes The Standard for Project Management. Past versions of the standard were developed with a process focus, but the next version will take a principles-based approach. Principles consist of statements that capture and summarize generally accepted objectives for the practice of project management and its core functions. For example, “the project team tailors its delivery approach to the unique characteristics of the project” might be one principle. 

    Another significant change with this edition of the PMBOK® Guide is that the guide will take a systems view of project management. A systems view recognizes that projects represent a system of interacting, interrelated and interdependent performance domains that form a unified whole.

    A workshop is scheduled for the PMI® Global Conference, where attendees will be able to interact with early concepts for the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition.

    The tools and techniques for applying the principles within the performance domains will be hosted on a new interactive digital content platform. This will allow for constantly expanding depth and breadth of content to assist practitioners in their daily practice. All of the content is fully vetted with a team of volunteer subject matter experts.

    An alpha prototype, known as Standards Plus, is a functioning platform that includes diverse content types by industry and project management approach, as well as keyword search and filtering features. Attendees at the PMI Global Conference will be able to interact with the prototype and provide feedback to inform ongoing development.

    Plan to attend the workshop and demo at the PMI® Global Conference, and join the PMBOK® Guide update journey by visiting The Critical Path blog on ProjectManagement.com.

    Welcome New July R.E.P.s

    Name: Systematix EST.

    Region: EMEA

    Number: 4851

    Training Request for Proposals (RFPs)

    Open Date: 16 August

    Close Date:  30 August

    Organization Name: Lincare USA

    Type of Training: PMP® Exam Prep

    Open Date: 5 August

    Close Date: 15 September

    Organization Name: ConocoPhillips, USA

    Type of Training: PMP® Exam Prep

    Current RFPs on LinkedIn

    Once awarded, the business associated with a posted RFP should email John.Char@pmi.org  with the organization's name and the date in which they are awarded. This will help us with our continued evaluation of the RFP tool and implement improvements for the future.

    Questions?

    If you have any questions please reach out to in the R.E.P. Community LinkedIn group or email Tara.Leparulo@pmi.org. Thank you for partnership.