ISO 21500:2012, Guidance on Project Management, can be used by any organization, including public, private or community based organizations, and for any type of project, irrespective of complexity, size and duration.
It provides a high-level description of the concepts and processes that are considered as good practice in project management. The target audience for this International Standard is senior managers and project sponsors, project managers, project management teams and project team members, and developers of national or organizational standards who will develop a set of core project management standards which are consistent with those of others.
Additional benefits of ISO 21500 include:
· Encouragement around the transfer of knowledge between projects and organizations for improved project delivery.
· The facilitation of efficient tendering processes through the use of consistent project management terminology.
· Promoting the flexibility of project management employees and enhancing their ability to work on international projects.
· Providing universal project management principles and processes.