Foundational Standards

The Standards Evolution

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

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.

  • PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Cover

    PMBOK® Guide member content locked

    A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is PMI’s flagship publication and is a fundamental resource for effective project management in any industry.

  • The Standard for Program Management – Fifth Edition Draft

    The Standard for Program Management – Fifth Edition member content locked

    A comprehensive and valued resource for PgMP potential and active certification holders, as well as individuals and organizations seeking to enhance their program management practices worldwide.

  • Standard for EVM

    The Standard for Earned Value Management member content locked

    This standard will assist both practitioners and organizations to mature their practices and drive continuous improvement.

  • Risk Management Standard

    The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects member content locked

    This standard focuses on the “what” of risk management, including: core principles; fundamentals; and life cycle.

  • The Standard for OPM

    The Standard for Organizational Project Management member content locked

    This newly-created standard provides a framework to align project, program, and portfolio management practices with organizational strategy and objectives.

  • The PMI Guide to Business Analysis First Edition Cover

    The PMI Guide to Business Analysis member content locked

    In recent years, business analysis has grown as a critical leadership competency. Grow your business analysis practices with our latest standard.

  • Program Management Fourth Edition

    The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition member content locked

    This principle-based standard is for individuals and organizations seeking to mature their program management practices.

  • The Standard for Portfolio Management Fourth Edition

    The Standard for Portfolio Management – Fourth Edition member content locked

    An important reference for portfolio managers, as well as project and program managers—regardless of industry or project delivery approach.

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