Title / definition
ISO 21500:2012 — Guidance on project management


ISO 21500:2102 is owned by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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Brief history and description
ISO 21500: 2012 was launched in October 2012. It builds on existing standards and work at the national level.
ISO 21500:2012 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. ISO 21500:2012 provides high-level description of concepts and processes that are considered to form good practice in project management. Projects are placed in the context of programmes and project portfolios. Topics pertaining to general management are addressed only within the context of project management.

Target Audience
Organizations of all sizes and sectors including public, private or community organizations, and for any type of project.

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