Foundational Standards

These standards provide a foundation for project management knowledge and represent the four areas of the profession: project, program, portfolio and the organizational approach to project management. They are the foundation on which practice standards and industry-specific extensions are built.

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Practice Standards

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

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Practice Guides

Practice guides provide supporting information and instruction to help you apply PMI standards.

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PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms

The PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms offers clear and concise definitions for nearly 200 of the profession’s frequently used terms. For anyone involved in project, program, and portfolio management, the Lexicon is an essential resource to foster understanding and consistent usage of terminology. Use of standardized language promotes better communications among project teams and is an essential component of any profession.

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PMI Standards +

PMIstandards+ is available to members or subscribers and provides access to searchable content including selected PMI Standards and Guides as well as exclusive how-to articles and videos, downloadable templates, and more.

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