New ISO 21500 standard available for Guidance on project management

ISO 21500:2012, “Guidance on project management,” has just been released and is now available from Document Center Inc.  This International Standard provides guidance on concepts and processes of project management that are important for, and have impact on, the performance of projects.

ISO 21500 provides guidance for project management and can be used by any type of organization, including public, private or community organizations, and for any type of project, irrespective of complexity, size or duration.

The new 44-page standard is geared for:

— senior managers and project sponsors, in order to provide them with a better understanding of the principles and practice of project management and to help them give appropriate support and guidance to their project managers, project management teams and project teams,

— project managers, project management teams and project team members, so that they have a common basis upon which to compare their project standards and practices with those of others, and

— developers of national or organizational standards, for use in developing project management standards, which are consistent at a core level with those of others.

Previous project management standards have included the ISO 10006, “Quality management systems — Guidelines for quality management in projects,” and BS 6079-1, “Project management. Principles and guidelines for the management of projects.”  All these standards are available for purchase from Document Center Inc. at our website,  Or contact us by phone (650-591-7600), fax (650-591-7617) or email ( for more information.