About Standards

The Standards Evolution

The PMBOK® Guide—our flagship publication, now in its seventh edition—has evolved to meet your needs.

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.

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Get Involved

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.

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Current PMI Standards Projects

As the project management profession evolves, we continue to expand and update our library of standards.

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International Standards Activities

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

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