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TOPIC: 3 PMP domains vs 8 Project Performance domains

3 PMP domains vs 8 Project Performance domains 5 months 3 weeks ago #31024

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Hello, the PMP Exam Content Outline mentioned 3 domains which are people, process, and business environment, are these domains different than the 8 project performance domains? are they related somehow? I never heard of these 3 domains, in which book they are mentioned? or they are the 8 domains but combined into 3 for exam purposes?


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3 PMP domains vs 8 Project Performance domains 5 months 3 weeks ago #31031

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It is my understanding that the new PMBOK edition squashed down the "8 Project Performance Domains" to the current 3 Domains. If you want to make a comparison between PMBOK 6 and 7, you'll see that all 8 are there, just re-arranged and ordered differently under new headers.

6 of one - half a dozen of the other.

Harry J. Elston, Ph.D., CIH, PMP

3 PMP domains vs 8 Project Performance domains 5 months 2 weeks ago #31040

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With a shift from being process-led to becoming more principle-based, the focus of The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition is now much more about the whats than the hows of successful project management.
This change also comes with the incorporation of agile, iterative, and hybrid workflows that span the multiple industries project managers work across.
Along with the 12 project delivery principles that guide how to execute a project - the eight project performance domains further guide behaviors and best practices.

The PMP Exam Content Outline (ECO) describes the domain as the high-level knowledge area that is essential to the practice of project
management. There are three domains in the PMP ECO, namely, people, process, and business environment.

Learn more about the 8 Project Performance Domains

Cornelius describes the project performance domains and the PMP exam content outline in past live events.

The PMBOK® Guide Project Performance Domains 1-4

The PMBOK® Guide Project Performance Domains 5-8

The PMP® Exam Content Outline

Yazmine Darcy, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
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