PMBOK Guide & Standards Overview
PMI is responding to practitioners’ needs for reliable professional tools. Here’s what you’ll see in our evolving standards.
More Inclusive Content
Recognizing practitioners’ opportunity to leverage a variety of methods and approaches, the revised standards and guides will represent the full value delivery landscape.
Expect shifts in format and content that serve practitioners’ need for flexibility in delivering outcomes and value to their organizations.
Digitization of Content
Increasing value as an on-the-job reference, our future-state standard products will be available in a digital, accessible format for quick reference in real-world scenarios. This will include additional content focused on helping practitioners apply the standards in context, reflecting various approaches.
Expect an interactive, digital experience that allows you to take the standard and additional content on-the-go for ease of use.
What to Expect
The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) will be the first standards products to transform.
We remain committed to providing our customers with unparalleled value over the course of their careers.
We will continue to share updates on our standards transformation. Learn about our process and progress by following us on The Critical Path on ProjectManagement.com, and by following us on social media.
ANSI ASD & ISO
PMI continues to respond to practitioners’ needs for reliable professional tools. As an ANSI ASD (Accredited Standards Developer), many of PMI’s global standards are also ANSI approved. PMI also continues to actively support and participate in ISO (International Organization for Standardization) activities related to the field of project management.
Practice Standards & Frameworks
Practice standards describe the use of a tool, technique or process identified in the PMBOK® Guide or other foundational standards.
Practice guides provide supporting information and instruction to help you apply PMI standards. Practice guides may become potential standards and if so, would undergo the process for development of full consensus standards.
Lexicon of Project Management Terms
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.
Learn More About the Lexicon
Find out more about PMI standards, how they are developed and how you can get involved. Discover how PMI supports the success of international standards activities.