The Standard for Organizational Project Management

The Standard for OPM

Organizational project management (OPM) is the framework used to align project, program, and portfolio management practices with organizational strategy and objectives, and customizing or fitting these practices within the organization’s context, situation, or structure. This Standard for Organizational Project Management (OPM) provides guidance to organizational management, PMO staff, and practitioners on these topics. It spans the value delivery landscape and can be used with all approaches to project delivery—including waterfall, agile, hybrid and next practices (those future approaches yet to be determined).

This standard is one of PMI’s latest foundational standards and it is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition and other PMI standards.

OPM helps organizations deliver value through the following principles:

  • Alignment with organizational strategy
  • Integration with organizational enablers
  • Consistency of education and delivery
  • Organizational integration
  • Value to the organization
  • Continuous development

Although useful for any organization that is seeking to better meet its strategic objectives, this standard is particularly beneficial for organizations that do not have a unified project management approach and those in the process of improving or sustaining their current project management framework. As your organization grows with the changing times and adapts to disruptive technologies, this standard will help you maintain a stable framework to stay on track with your organizational strategy.

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