PMBOK® Guide and Standards

The Knowledge and Foundation to Succeed

PMI global standards provide guidelines, rules and characteristics for project, program and portfolio management. These standards are widely accepted and, when consistently applied, they help you, your global peers and your organization achieve professional excellence.

What is a Standard?

PMBOK® Guide & Standards

Standards Projects

As project management evolves, so do PMI's standards. We continue to expand and update our library of standards to keep improving the profession and providing you with the information you need.

Current PMI Standards Projects

PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms

The lexicon provides a standardized set of frequently used project, program and portfolio management terms with clear and concise definitions to improve understanding and consistent use of terminology.

Project Management Lexicon

International Activities

The project management profession continues to grow and gain recognition globally. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) committee for project management, PC236, has completed its work with the publication of ISO 21500 as an International Standard. ISO/TC258 Project, Programme, and Portfolio Management, has begun new work activities on these related topics. PMI continues in a significant role to support the success of these ISO committees and other international standards activities.