Using PMI Standards Framework to Improve U.S. Federal Government Capital Investment Outcomes


This paper proposes that the U.S. federal government would benefit from utilizing PMI’s project, program, and portfolio standards framework as the basis for a common, robust federal system methodology. It outlines how three approved American National Standards developed by PMI can provide robustness and clarity, with a common language and a standard framework for agencies’ utilization. If followed in a disciplined manner, the standards provide for significant efficiencies within and across agencies, as well as improved efficiencies with industry.