MB012- Project Management Standard Committee

International Standards Organisation (ISO)

International Standards Organisation Project Committee (ISO/TC258) Project Management, has been operational since 2007, and has developed ISO 21500: Guide to Project Management, published in 2012. The committee oversees the development of all project management related standards and is currently considering a number of topics including project portfolio management, project, programme and porftfolio management terminology. The next standard to be created by ISO TC 258 is ISO 21502 Project Portfolio Management which will be released in 2015.

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Membership of the Committee consisted of over 48 countries and liasions including:

35 participating (P) members, 9 observing (O) members, and 4 liaisons: P – members are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States. O – members are Belarus, Belgium, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, New Zealand, Slovakia and Uganda.  Liaisons were ISO International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1 Sub-Committee (SC) 7, ISO IEC JTC1 / WG8 (Governance of IT), International Project Management Association (IPMA) and Project Management Institute (PMI).

Standards Australia's Role

Standards Australia role is to provide the Australian input into the development  all ISO Project Management related standards.

MB012 - Project Management Committee

Operating under the umbrella of Standards Australia, the role is to provide Australian input into the development of ISO 21500 Guide to Project Management and future project related standards.

Membership of MB12

Membership of MB012 has been by nomination from major national associations representing the project management profession (for more information on ISO and Australian Mirror Committees structure refer to the document “Australian Supporting Structures Governance, Roles and Responsibilities” available through Standards Australia.

Public Consultation Process

During the development of ISO 21500, a public consultation process took place. Future standards will have a similar process. For more details click here


Standards Australia Project Manager
Eddie McGuire
Email: Eddie.McGuire@standards.org.au
P +61 2 9237 6035