ISO TC 258 for Project, Programme and Portfolio Management Committee meeting in Sweden.


Reported by Theofanis Giotis from Tallberg

14 September 2013 – Tallberg, Sweden – In Tallberg, Sweden this week, from 9th until 13th of September 2013, ISO technical committee TC 258 “Project, Programme and Portfolio Management” is having a plenary meeting. This committee started its activity in 2007 as Technical Committee 236 (TC 236) and has already produced the ISO 21500 standard titled “Guidance on Project Management”. ISO 21500:2012 was released on 1st of September 2012 and as of today, ISO 21500 is the fifth best-selling ISO standard in the world (ISO 9001 is the best-selling standard).

After the release of ISO 21500, TC 236 became the permanent committee TC 258 and deals with the creation of standards for “Project, Programme and Portfolio Management”. The next standard to be created by ISO TC 258 is for Portfolio Management. ISO’s portfolio management standard will be numbered as ISO 21502 and it will be released in 2014.

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Photo: Delegates at ISO TC258 meeting in Tallberg, Sweden; courtesy of Jouko Vaskimo.

According to Jaycee Krüger, South Africa representative, “From my point of view you may add that the work of Study Group SG01 on Governance has regained some momentum after some disappointments in Berlin and beyond, and appear to be closer to being back on track. The general energy has returned to positive, as measured by the passion of the arguments during debates. Everyone is holding thumbs for a consolidation of views and convergence toward creating some sort of ISO document (unknown at this stage) in the near future. The decision to continue studying turned out to be a very good one.”

ISO technical committee TC 258 has 35 participating countries and 9 observing countries. In the plenary meeting at Tallberg, Sweden, 90 experts on Project, Program and Portfolio Management have gathered from the following 22 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.

ISO technical committee TC 258 is chaired by Miles Shepherd from UK and General Secretary is Karl Best from USA.

Reporting from Tallberg, Sweden.

PM World Journal Correspondents:

Miles Shepherd, Executive Editorial Advisor, UK

Jouko Vaskimo, Senior Contributing Editor, Finland

Jaycee Krüger Johannesburg, South Africa

Theofanis Giotis Athens, Greece

Reinhard Wagner Munich, Germany