Posts Tagged ‘project management standard’

International Project Management Draft Standard available for Public Comment

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The new International Project Management Standard ISO 21500 is now available for public review and comment.  The standard has been developed over the last few years with over 35 countries participating in its development.  Each country is managing a review by project managers in that country.

In Australia, a committee MB12 formed under the auspices of Standards Australia has been carrying out the review.  If you are an Australian, you can sign up to review and comment on the International Standard.  Go to to find out more details.

Invitation to Participate in Research: Impact of Contemporary PM Frameworks on Project Performance–Queensland University of Technology

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

This is forwarded from QUT.
The APM Group UK Limited has selected the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia–a major international provider of project management education and research–to investigate the impact of contemporary project management frameworks on project performance. This offers an exciting opportunity for you, CIOB members and your clients to contribute to leading-edge project management research and materially influence improvements in global project management practice.
Our research will primarily focus on:
• four geographic areas: United Kingdom, Europe, United States and Australia; and
• three major project domains: ICT (information, communications and technology), construction (e.g. civil, building, infrastructure) and ‘people intensive’ projects (e.g. business transformation, health, social welfare).
Consequently, we are seeking interest from experienced project managers who use PRINCE2 or other project management frameworks (within the four geographic areas and project domains listed above) to participate in this research. The investment in time will be very small. After an initial 30 minute demographic survey, we will only ask you to commit around 30 minutes on three separate occasions over the next six months.
The research approach we have chosen known as the Delphi Method is very different from the usual one-shot questionnaire. Instead, we will survey your opinions of topical project management issues on three separate occasions or ’rounds’. After each round, we will analyse all responses and provide you with anonymous feedback on the group’s opinions. This will helps us to progressively dynamically target our research based upon your opinions. It also gives you the opportunity to consider the opinions of your colleagues and contribute further to their development. However at all times, your identity will remain anonymous.
Because of your expertise and experience, I invite you and your clients to be part of this innovative research project. If you are interested, please contact the project’s Senior Research Associate—Judy Kraatz at

International Standard on Project Management (ISO 21500)

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

As many people are aware there is a new international standard for project management being produced through ISO.  It was originally due to be available in 2011 but has now been delayed until 2012.  Australia is playing an active role in the development and have been involved from the initial meeting in London some years ago.  Basically there are three workgroups and in each country that is participating, mirror groups to provide input.  Project Perfect is represented in Australia with Neville Turbit convenor of one of those working groups.  For those who are interested in progress, a communique was issued in January to outline progress, and in particular the work being carried out in Australia. click here to read the communique.

We will try and keep you up to date with progress through this blog.  It is a slow painful process of working through drafts and taking on board the comments of 30+ countries who are currently participating. ISO have a process which we are following and we are still to get to the point of having a publically available draft.