The purpose of this document is to outline the new Professional
Responsibility domain found in the Project Management Institute’s
certification examinations for the Project Management Professional
(PMP®) deployed globally on 4 March 2002 and the
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPMÔ)
with expected global deployment date of July 2002. This document
introduces the performance domain, study references, and links to
sample exam questions and references.
The Professional Responsibility performance domain of the
PMP and CAPM exams will include questions on the use of
judgement, ethics, and responsibility.
The knowledge areas identified through the Role Delineation
Study that will be tested in the PMP and CAPM exams are:
Ensuring integrity of action and communications
Contributing to the project management knowledge base
Applying professional knowledge
Balancing stakeholder interests
Of the 200 questions on the PMP
exam, approximately 15% apply to the topic of professional responsibility.
Of the 150 questions on the CAPM exam, approximately 12%
apply to this topic.
The following materials are supplements to the PMP Resource
Package and PMP Resource Package - Lite. These are the main written
references that can assist you in reviewing the principles of professional
of these references are available on the PMI Web site www.pmi.org.
Project Management Code of Professional Conduct
Responsibilities to the Profession of Project Management.
This section deals with the candidate’s responsibility to:
comply with laws, regulations, and ethical standards governing
professional practice in the state/province/country when providing
project management services;
recognize and respect intellectual property developed or owned
by others and be accurate and truthful in all activities related
to work and research;
adhere to the policies and procedures of the Project Management
Institute in any activity associated with PMI’s certification programs.
Responsibilities to Customers and the Public. This section deals with the candidate’s
be truthful, accurate, and technically correct in regards
to project scope and other requirements;
maintain and respect the confidentiality of information in
the course of professional activities.
2) The Role Delineation Studies
studies, one for the PMP and one for the CAPM, outline the tasks,
knowledge and skill statements applicable to each domain, including
Performance Domain VI, Professional Responsibility. They include:
a description of the examination development methodology followed
to ensure examination content validity
validation survey population and results
identification of the performance domains and task statements
the core knowledge and skills required to perform the tasks
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