ISO TC 258 Meeting in Peru

ISO/TC 258, ISO Technical Committee for Project, Program, and      Portfolio Management, convenes in Lima



By Dr Jouko Vaskimo

International Correspondent & Senior Contributing Editor

Espoo, Finland


ISO/TC 258
, the Technical Committee (TC) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) set up to work with standards in the field of project, program, and portfolio management, convened for the ninth plenary meeting at Lima, Peru, on September 10th … 11th 2018. The plenary participants – 45 representing 18 national standardization bodies – were warmly welcomed to Lima and to Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú by Dr Rosario Uría, the Director of National Standards at Instituto Nacional de Calidad (INACAL), the national standardization body of Peru, and by Mr Juan Verástegui, Head of the Peruvian Delegation, hosting the ISO/TC 258 plenary meeting in Lima. Subsequent to the TC plenary, the ISO/TC 258 active working groups convened in Lima on September 12th … 14th.

ISO/TC 258 Lima plenary meeting participants (photos courtesy Jouko Vaskimo)

ISO/TC 258 main initiatives include Working Group WG3 working towards a harmonized vocabulary for project, program and portfolio management, WG9 working towards a revision of ISO 21500 (which will be called – as per ISO/TC 258 decision – ISO 21502 in the future), WG10, working towards an overarching ISO standard explaining context and concepts for project, program and portfolio management (which will be called – as per ISO/TC 258 decision – ISO 21500 in the future), and Ad-Hoc Group AHG8 investigating the development of ISO standard on project management competences.

At the time of the Lima plenary meeting ISO/TC 258 had 39 participating (P) members, 16 observing (O) members, and 14 liaisons.

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States are current ISO/TC 258 P – members.

Belarus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Lithuania, Mauritania, Morocco, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Uganda and Uzbekistan are current ISO/TC 258 O – members.

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering international (AACEi), College of Performance Management (CPM), Global Alliance for the Project ProfessionS (GAPPS), International Project Management Association (IPMA), and Project Management Institute (PMI) are ISO/TC 258 liaison organizations.

ISO/IEC JTC1, Information Technology, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7, Software and systems engineering, ISO/TC20, Aircraft and space vehicles, ISO/TC176/SC2, Quality systems and ISO/TC309, Governance of Organizations are the current liaison committees to ISO/TC 258.

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7, Software and systems engineering, ISO/TC20, Aircraft and space vehicles, ISO/TC176/SC1, Concepts and terminology and ISO/TC176/SC2, Quality systems are the current liaison committees from ISO/TC 258.


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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2018). ISO/TC 258, ISO Technical Committee for Project, Program, and      Portfolio Management, convenes in Lima, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue X – October. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pmwj75-Oct2018-Vaskimo-ISO-TC258-report-from-Lima.pdf


About the Author

Dr Jouko Vaskimo

Espoo, Finland




Jouko Vaskimo is an International Correspondent and Senior Contributing Editor for PM World in Finland. Jouko graduated M.Sc. (Tech.) from Helsinki University of Technology in 1992, and D.Sc. (Tech.) from Aalto University in 2016. He has held several project management related positions with increasing levels for responsibility. Jouko holds a number of professional certificates in the field of project management, such as the IPMA Level C (Project Manager), IPMA Level B (Senior Project Manager), PMP, PRINCE2 Foundation, and PRINCE2 Practitioner. Jouko is also a Certified Scrum Master and SAFe Agilist.

Jouko is a member of the Project Management Association Finland, a founding member of PMI Finland Chapter, and the immediate past chairman of the Finnish IPMA Certification Body operating IPMA certification in Finland. Since October 2007, he has been heading the Finnish delegation to ISO/TC 258.

Jouko resides in Espoo, Finland and can be best contacted at [email protected]. For more information please navigate to www.linkedin.com/in/jouko-vaskimo-6285b51.

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