PMBOK® Guide and Standards

Volunteer opportunity now open in PMI Standards!

The Project Management Institute is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for core team members for the update to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The core team is accountable for providing leadership for the development of new content and revision of existing content for the Standard for Project Management and the PMBOK® Guide. Click here to learn more.

By ensuring that your project management knowledge and frameworks are up-to-date, PMI’s global standards are the foundation of the profession. View our global standards library, or learn about current standards projects and see how you can contribute.

Standards Overview

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.

And because they’re created and updated by both volunteer committees and the general public, you can be confident that our standards continually and accurately reflect the evolving profession.

Learn more about our library of global standards — including the PMBOK® Guide, The Standard for Program Management, The Standard for Portfolio Management and OPM3®.

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.

Interested in contributing to the development of PMI’s standards? See the current standards projects in progress.

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 its significant role to support the success of these ISO committees and other international standards activities.