PMBOK® Guide and Standards

Building Organizational Success with the PMBOK® Guide

A PMI Standards Program Working Session (SPWS)
Phoenix, AZ at the PMI Global Congress 2014 - North America
Saturday, 25 October
12:30 PM–4:30 PM

Orange Business Services, voted “Best Global Operator” for communication business services in the 2013 World Communications Awards adapted formal project management standards across a diverse global organization. Members of the program team will discuss how the PMBOK® Guide was implemented at the company with great success. Interactive workshops at this session will help you do the same! You will earn 4 PDUs for participation.

In addition, meet the chair of the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition Committee at this Standards Program Working Session!

Go to the Global Congress pages of to register for this exciting PMI Standards event.

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.