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Comments requested on ISO-DIS (Draft International Standard) 21503 Project, Programme and Portfolio management - Guidance on Programme Management.


This International Standard provides guidance on concepts, prerequisites and practices of programme management that is important for, and has an impact on, the performance of programmes.

This International Standard is intended for use by:

  • executive managers and those individuals involved in the sponsorship of programmes
  • individuals managing and participating in programmes
  • developers of national or organisational standards

This International Standard may be tailored to meet the needs of any organisation or individual, so that they may better apply concepts, prerequisites and practices of programme management.


There are 2 ways of submitting comments on this draft standard.

1. Online

The draft standard is now available for public comments via the link  The language is English. The final date for comments is February 28th. If you have not created an account, do so. After login at you can comment online on each section of this draft standard. You can provide general comments at the title section.

2. Workshop

On Tuesday February 14th 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 the shared IPMA-NL and PMI Netherlands Chapter interest group "ISO for projects" organizes a workshop at Capgemini, Papendorpseweg 100, 3528 BJ Utrecht to review the standard together.


The received comments will be reviewed by the NEN standard committee for Project management before they are sent to ISO. After resolution of all comments the standard is expected to be published in the course of 2017.


More information and questions

Contact Rommert Stellingwerf – PMI Netherlands Chapter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Ben Bolland - IPMA-NL (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)) .

Project managers don’t wait for something to happen, but they simply enforce happiness; it’s because they have a plan!

That’s why we give you a sneak peek of what your professional environment expects from you in 2020.

Read  here our latest whitepaper and understand how key-executives of leading organizations in The Netherlands foresee our professional future. 
Be ahead of the herd and develop yourself to be there – in good shape – when you’re needed!

The PMI Netherlands Chapter Board wishes you a successful 2020!
… and this of course also counts for 2017 

Based on the Chapter By-Laws we would herewith like to call your attention for the upcoming Election of the Board of the PMI Netherlands Chapter for 2017-2018.

The nomination and election of directors shall be conducted annually in accordance with the terms of office specified in Article IV, Section 1 and Article V, of the Chapter By-laws.

Based on the Charter and Board decisions, the terms of office are defined to end on 31 December 2016 for the following officers with their respective positions:

  • Rommert Stellingwerf       President
  • Jan Vermeijs                       Secretary
  • André Legerman                Treasurer

The following officers have stepped down in 2016

  • Louis Norel                           Membership & Volunteers (February)
  • Odilia Kunne                        Communication (April)
  • Rochelle Röber                    Professional Development (May)

The following officers have taken vacancies or temporary positions in 2016:

  • Josephine Shi                       Membership & Volunteers (March)
  • Paul van der Wilt                  Acting Secretary (May)
  • Vikram Srivastava                Marketing & Communication (September)
Name Role Terms Status
Rommert Stellingwerf President Term ends
Jan Vermeijs Secretary Term ends
Andre Legerman Treasurer Term ends
Vacancy Professional Development Vacancy open
Vikram Srivastava Marketing & Communication Continues as per term
Josephine Shi Membership & Volunteers Continues as per term
Ger van der Geld Director Academic Outreach Continues as per term
Paul van de Wilt Director at Large Acting Secretary (temporarily)

In summary, candidates are required for following 4 positions

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Director Professional development.

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The event also supports ongoing professional development, providing up to 26 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMI® credental holders and 26 Scrum Education Units (SEUs®) for Scrum Alliance-certified practitioners. 

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In previous years we have sent out an overview of PDUs for attended PMI Netherlands Chapter events. The planning is to sent this overview in the first half of April.

Note that this will be the last overview we will send.

From this year onwards a statement per event can be downloaded from the membership area (in case you registered and attended the event). Prerequisite for this mechanism is that you login before you register for an event.

The statements for the events so far will become available also during the first half of April and you will be informed by e-mail as soon as they are available.




On May 12th our colleagues of the PMI Turkey Chapter will organize their (one of two each year) Summit in Ankara, at the CerModern, which attracts around 400 professionals on every occasion. The topic of the Summit in Ankara this year is:


Shaping the Future with Projects


The Board of the Turkey Chapter has made it possible for members of the Netherlands Chapter to attend their Summits free of charge, if you become a member of the Turkey Chapter.

For more information on the program, venue and subscription please visit the website of the Summit of Turkey Chapter.

PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition exposure draft now open for public comment
Every five years, PMI publishes a new edition of our popular project management standard, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)During the production process, we post a working copy of the Guide online (called an exposure draft) for global stakeholders to review and comment. We incorporate their input into the final draft to ensure the Guide reflects current trends and practices in project management, and to maintain our American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation. 

On Monday, 7 March 2016 we opened the exposure draft for the sixth edition of thePMBOK® Guide. Please share this information with the members of your chapter. Anyone interested in commenting on the exposure draft should visit our Standards Update page.

Two important changes will occur for the newest edition of the PMBOK® Guide:
The exposure draft process will be performed in two stages, rather than one, as it has in the past.
This edition will include more information about agile and other iterative methods, as well as new references to the PMI Talent Triangle.
PMI Talent Triangle
Exposure Draft Process
In the past, the PMBOK® Guide was shared in its entirety during the exposure draft review. For the Sixth Edition, we will conduct the exposure draft review in two stages:
The first stage will be for the Standards section (The Standard for Project Management). This section will undergo full consensus review. In a full-consensus review, each comment is evaluated by a committee of PMI volunteers who respond to each comment individually. If the person who submitted the comment doesn’t agree with their decision, they may file an appeal. This stage begins 7 March and ends on 6 April 2016.
The second stage will be for the Guide section (the introductory and general knowledge area sections), which will undergo limited consensus review. All comments will be reviewed with the same level of scrutiny and consideration, but the committee will not reply to comments, nor will they be eligible for the appeals process. The dates for this stage are not yet scheduled.
These changes will streamline the publication process, will potentially allow us to introduce the new edition of the PMBOK® Guide sooner, and will help to manage the workload for the volunteers dedicated to updating this essential resource for project managers worldwide.
Content Enhancements
We regularly update the content in our standards to reflect the current state of the profession.
Key changes to this edition are:
Information regarding the approaches often used in agile and other iterative practices including:
Information about agile and other practices often used in an adaptive environment in each Knowledge Area section (Sections 4–13)
An appendix to The Standard for Project Management on agile and other iterative practices
A greater emphasis on the Strategic and Business Knowledge aspects of project management
A new chapter on the role of the project manager which discusses the PMI Talent Triangle
The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition is scheduled to be released in third quarter 2017. The Standard for Program Management and The Standard for Portfolio Management are also scheduled for exposure draft later in 2016 and are expected to be released in 2017.
 For more information, visit our Standards Overview page or the Standards Update page. If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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