HOT NEWS: On 4th November, last a new ISO working group started on the feasibility of and preparations for a certifiable project management standard for organizations! Interesting for leaders of project, program and portfolio management teams, but also for individual project, program and portfolio managers and for PMO employees.

Within each organization one has to deal with a multitude of unique projects, programs and portfolios. Curious about how you can manage and coordinate projects even better? ISO has published various standards that form good guidelines.

The annual plenary meeting of the ISO technical committee for project management (TC258) took place in Seoul at the end of September. A number of working groups subsequently met. In the plenary session the strategy for future ISO guidelines and standards for project, program and portfolio management was discussed and the working groups worked on improving the draft versions of new and revised standards based on comments received.

On 20th November, 2019 the catch-up session will take place for the next "ISO for projects" session.

  • Time:
    • 17.30 - 18.30 walk-in, welcome with a sandwich.
    • 18.30 - 21.00 Workshop ISO for projects starts.
  • Location: Croonwolterendros head office, Marten Meesweg 25, Rotterdam
  • Agenda:
  1. Informative: What has ISO produced for projects and what is going on? (30 minutes)
    Which of the ISO 21500 family of standards, developed since 2007, are interesting for project, program and portfolio management professionals, their leaders and PMO staff? Which products are being worked on?
  2. Informative + discussion: Project management system standard (PMSS) (90 min.)
    Feasibility and preparation of a management system for projects, programs and portfolios, with which organizations can get certified on an independent, globally recognized ISO standard. Think along and participate.
  3. Discussion: How to proceed with the "ISO for projects" community? (30 minutes).
    The ISO train rumbles on. What does that mean for you and your working environment in the short or longer term? How can this combined IPMA / PMI community be of service to you, and how can you and this community feed the NEN committee members with good ideas for ISO standards?

If you are interested but cannot come on 20th November, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Then we can invite you for a session at the beginning of 2020.

Register via this link .