Standards & Publications

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Explore PMI standards, their development process, and ways to engage. Uncover PMI's support for international standards activities and stay informed about our ongoing progress through regular updates on our standards transformation.


Foundational Standards

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.

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Practice Standards & Frameworks

Practice standards describe the use of a tool, technique or process identified in the PMBOK® Guide or other foundational standards.

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Practice Guides

Practice guides offer information and instructions to assist in applying PMI standards. If these guides have the potential to become standards, they will go through the process of developing full consensus standards.

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PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition

PMBOK® Guide

Unlock effective project management in any industry with the PMBOK® Guide. This renowned book highlights The Standard for Project Management, serving as the foundation for a vast body of knowledge in this field, captured and summarized for your convenience.

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PMI Lexicon of Project Management

The lexicon provides a standardized set of frequently used project, program and portfolio management terms with clear and concise definitions to improve understanding and consistent use of terminology.

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As an ANSI ASD (Accredited Standards Developer), many of our global standards are also ANSI approved. We're also actively involved in ISO (International Organization for Standardization) activities focusing on project management.