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ANSI seeks comments on proposed committee on project management.

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April 26, 2010 - Project Management Institute and U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO Project Committee 236, Project Management, have submitted proposal to ANSI for new ISO Technical Committee on project management. With this proposal, PMI and U.S. TAG for PC 236 wish to expand scope of ISO's work in this subject area with additional projects. Scope of proposed technical committee includes standardization of project management, program management, and project portfolio management.

American National Standards Institute - New York, NY

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ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed Technical Committee on Project Management

Press release date: April 16, 2010

The Project Management Institute (PMI) and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Project Committee (PC) 236, Project Management, have submitted a proposal to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for a new ISO Technical Committee (TC) on project management. ANSI invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments on the proposal by May 21, 2010. ANSI currently serves as the secretariat of ISO/PC 236, which focuses on developing the single standard ISO 21500, Project Management. With this proposal, PMI and the U.S. TAG for PC 236 wish to expand the scope of ISO's work in this subject area with additional projects under a new TC. It is envisioned that when the current PC 236 completes its work on 21500, the PC will be disbanded but the ongoing responsibility and maintenance for 21500 would fall to the new TC. The scope of the proposed TC includes standardization of project management, program management, and project portfolio management. According to the proposal, project management, program management, and portfolio management are management approaches that allow organizations within any market sector to connect their organizational strategy to successful project outcomes. Project management system standards have broad application within all market sectors and within both private and public organizations. All comments should be sent to Steven P. Cornish, ANSI senior director for international policy (scornish@ansi.org). Feedback received by the May 21 deadline will be reviewed and compiled for the recommended ANSI position and comments, which will then be presented to the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) for formal approval.

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