The Standards Transformation
PMI standards products are evolving to meet customers' needs, starting with the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition available now.
PMI global standards are the foundation of the profession, helping to ensure your organization’s knowledge and frameworks are up-to-date.
What is a Standard?
A standard is a document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, which provides for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context. Developed under a process based on the concepts of consensus, openness, due process, and balance, PMI standards provide guidelines for achieving specific project, program and portfolio management results.
How are PMI Standards Developed?
Our standards are developed and approved under a consensus-based process that ensures all interested stakeholders can participate.
The PMI standards process relies on public feedback, so it’s only fitting that we give you multiple ways to contribute to the development of our standards.
Current PMI Standards Projects
As the project management profession evolves, we continue to expand and update our library of standards.
International Standards Activities
To promote the project management profession, PMI volunteers and staff participate in the international standards activities.