PMBOK® Guide and Standards

What's New

The PMBOK® Guide—Fifth Edition

Activities for the release of the new edition are underway, as we continually update our standards offerings to help improve the profession.

On-going updates to PMI's Standards

See more projects that are underway.

By ensuring that your project management knowledge and frameworks are up-to-date and consistently applied, PMI's global standards are the foundation of the profession. View our global standards library, or learn about current standards projects and see how you can contribute.

A strong project management foundation is the key to your success, so use PMI's global standards to make sure you get it right.

Standards Overview

PMI global standards provide guidelines, rules and characteristics for project management. Because these standards are widely accepted and consistently applied, they help you and your global peers achieve professional excellence. And because they're created and updated by both volunteer teams and the general public, you can be confident that our standards continually and accurately reflect the evolving profession. Learn more about our library of global standards—including the PMBOK® Guide, OPM3® and The Standard for Program Management.

Standards Projects

The work of PMI's global standards is never done. We continue to expand and update our library of standards to keep improving the profession and providing you with the information you need.

Interested in contributing to the development of PMI's standards? See the current standards projects in progress, give your feedback on exposure drafts, or sign up for standards working sessions.

International Activities

As project management continues to grow and gain recognition globally, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has determined that a new international standard is required. ISO Project Management Standard 21500 (Guide to Project Management) has been in development since 2006, and final delivery is expected by 2012.

PMI recommends that all project practitioners be aware of this important standard. Find out more about the development of the new ISO standard, and see how you can participate.