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

ps-for-project-estimating-v2.jpg Practice Standard for Project Estimating - Second Edition

The Practice Standard for Project Estimating – Second Edition focuses on providing models for the project management profession in both plan-driven and change-driven adaptive (agile) life cycles.

practice-standard-for-scheduling-3rd-edition.jpg Practice Standard for Scheduling - Third Edition 

Effective project scheduling and time management are critical factors in the success or failure of a particular project. The Practice Standard for Scheduling transforms chapter six of the…

Practice-Standard-Work-Breakdown-Structure.png Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures – Third Edition 

An essential tool for project planning, a work breakdown structure organizes a project’s total scope to help practitioners track projects across disciplines and project life cycles.



The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects

This standard focuses on the “what” of risk management (i.e., the key considerations for effective risk management). It is primarily written for portfolio, program, and project managers, but is a useful tool for leaders in risk management, business consumers of risk management, and other stakeholders in the portfolio, program, and project management professions.

project-configuration-management-practice-standard.jpg Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management 

Project configuration management (PCM) is the collective body of processes, activities, tools and methods project practitioners can use to manage items during the project life cycle. PCM addresses…

project-manager-competency-development.jpg Project Manager Competency Development Framework – Third Edition 

This framework standard identifies ways to improve the personal competencies you need to be successful. Increase your capacity for personal growth with guidance for refining the three areas of…