The purpose of ISO/TC 258 is to:
- Select appropriate project management related standards to be developed
- Prioritise these standards and commence work on those with the highest priority
- Maintain existing project management related standards once developed. This includes seeking feedback and making modifications where appropriate.
- Involve interested countries in the development of standards through the ISO process
- Most ISO Delegates have substantial
mirror committees in their home country (anticipated
that around 1500+ experts are involved) - Represent
a wide variety of organizational sectors and areas of
application - Source
of knowledge - Mechanism for generating national interest - Mechanism
for disseminating knowledge to their respective nations
The CAG is an advisory sub-committee to the committee
Chairman. Its role is to assist the Chairman and Project
Manager in tasks concerning co-ordination, planning
and steering of the committee or Working Groups' work
or other specific tasks of an advisory nature. The CAG
will also act as an advisory group on strategic issues,
functional issues, communication and promotion to industry
as well as assist in the selection of a balanced representation
in the working groups.
NOTE: The CAG is neither a governing nor a decision
CAG members comprise the Chairman, Project Manager,
WG convenors, research assistants/administrators and
additional representatives if necessary by invitation
of the Chairman and only at her discretion. NOTE: The
CAG convenor is the Committee Chairman.
The Chairperson is the representative and key contact
point of Standards Australia to the ISO project committee
and holds the single vote for Australia on the committee.
The Chairperson attends all ISO meetings on behalf of
Standards Australia and provides the Australian input
into the ISO committee, S/he is also the manager of
the MB012 committee responsible for overseeing the
full process, monitoring of progress of work, identify
critical issues, and the co-ordination of the project
and its tasks. The chairman is also the external spokesperson
for the MB012 committee.
||The Secretary is the focal and distribution point for all official correspondence (working documents within the working group) to the committee and the International Standards Organisation as well as to the wider project management community. The Secretary takes minutes during the meeting and distributes the minutes after the conclusion of the meeting, and is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all supports systems, as well as the distribution of progress updates on committee work to the wider project management community.
Working Groups are made up of Subject Matter Experts
who provide specialist expertise (as individuals) in
developing, editing and reviewing the Australian input
into any new standard, as well as the reviewing of and
commenting on the ISO standard drafts and outlines at
all stages of development.
Working group members are selected by the CAG based
on the knowledge and specialty requirements of the Committee
and on a cross sector representation for the working
A working group is established when a new standard is approved for development by ISO.
|Working Group Conveners
The Convener is the manager of the working group and represents Australia at International meetings relating to the standard.
S/he is responsible for responsible for:
- Receiving ISO standard drafts and outlines
from the ISO WG representatives during all stages
of development and circulating them to all WG members.
- Coordinating all WG tasks and activities,
monitoring of progress of tasks, and guiding the
WG discussion to reach consensus.
- Developing any necessary tools and proforma's
necessary to enable WG functioning.
- Ensuring the WG fulfills its role and meets
the deadlines stipulated by the ISO working groups
- Distilling of, editing and compiling all
WG inputs/reviews/drafts into a meaningful form
and a suitable format and providing to ISO WG representative
for submission to the ISO Working Groups.
- Participating in MB012 Committee meetings
and in the CAG meetings and all their axtivities
as described in this document.
A study group is sometimes convened internationally prior to a standard being developed to investigate the feasibility and scope of a proposed standard. The key difference to a working group is that the proposed standard has not been approved to proceed by ISO
|Public Consultation Panel (PCP)
||When a public draft is available for comment, we will
activate a PCP to provide input and promote the standard
within the Australian project management profession.