International Standards Activities

To promote the project management profession, PMI volunteers and staff participate in the following international standards activities:

ISO/TC 258 Technical Committee

The ISO/TC 258 Project, Programme, and Portfolio Management Technical Committee develops standards related to project management, and continues the work started by ISO PC236 which developed ISO 21500. TC258 is has just published a standard on Portfolio Management (ISO 21504), and id developing standards for Governance of PPP and for Program Management, as well as a vocabulary for project management. The TC has begun an activity to review and potentially revise 21500. Other project management-related topics are under consideration for new activities.

The ISO/TC 258 Secretariat is administered by PMI on behalf of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). PMI staff member Karl Best serves as Secretary, and Mr. Miles Shepherd serves as Chairperson on behalf of the British Standards Institute (BSI) until the end of 2016.

Interested in participating?
If you are interested in participating in ISO/TC 258, you must first join your country’s mirror committee; you can start by contacting your country’s national standards body. A list of National Standards Bodies is available here.

If you or your organization are domiciled in the United States and would like to engage in ISO/TC 258 activities, you can participate by joining the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG), an ANSI accredited committee comprised of subject matter experts, individuals and entities directly and materially affected by the standards activities of ISO/TC 258.

Currently, the U.S. TAG is conducting a call for technical experts. Please review this short presentation to learn more about requirements for participation and how to submit an application.

Additional International Activities:

For more information about PMI’s participation in these activities, contact Karl Best, PMI standards compliance specialist.

PMI also participates in the activities of the following ISO committees:

  • ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7, Software and Systems Engineering
  • ISO PC262, Risk Management