On 8 July 2008 the PMI Netherlands Chapter signed publishing and distribution agreements with Van Haren Publishing (VHP) in Zaltbommel.  It's your local bookstore for dutch translated and orinal PMI standards.



VHP is an independent publisher whose aim is to provide best practice material on a broad range of topics related to IT management, Project Management (including Program Management and Portfolio Management), Enterprise and IT Architecture and Business Process Management.

The objective of the agreement is to professionalise the publishing of Dutch translations of selected PMI standards, ranging from translation to printing and sales of the books via the VHP web shop.

From September 2008 onwards the Dutch PMBOK and all the English PMI standards are sold and distributed via VHP.

New titles for 2009 are:

  • the “Lexicon voor project-, programma- en portfoliomanagement” (based on the glossaries of the PMBOK
  • The Standard for Program Management and The Standard for Portfolio Management)
  • PMBOK 4th Edition.

Publications in the pipeline are

  • “PMBOK - A Pocket Guide” (English language and later more translations, as a short version for executives)
  • “Standard for Portfolio Management”,
  • “Standard for Program Management”
  • “Projectmanagement voor de bouw” (based on the Construction Extension to the PMBOK).

As an additional benefit all individual members of the PMI Netherlands Chapter receive a 15% discount off the cover price on all VHP publications, including the PMI standards, for all orders via the VHP web shop. Note that the distribution costs for orders via VHP are much lower than for orders via the www.pmi.org book shop in the USA!