Foundational Standards

These standards provide a foundation for project management knowledge and represent the four areas of the profession: project, program, portfolio and the organizational approach to project management. They are the foundation on which practice standards and industry-specific extensions are built.

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    Translations of the Fifth Edition and Extensions to the PMBOK® Guide are available for PMI members to download.

  • program management standard 3rd edition

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    This standard helps program managers find the best means of achieving their goals and driving organizational success. With the ability to help assess the variety of factors linking projects under…

  • portfolio management standard 3rd edition

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    If project and program management are disciplines for doing the work right, portfolio management is the discipline for doing the right work. Portfolio managers oversee a collection of projects or…

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    Organizations benefit from achieving organizational project management maturity — when projects aren’t just executed randomly, but are tied to business strategy and support business goals.…

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