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

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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.