From GAPPS website:

The GAPPS Program Manager Framework consists of

  • A detailed approach to differentiating three levels of program manager based upon program management complexity.
  • Eight units of performance based competency standards for the role of program manager.
  • A description of six types of program manager based on which of the eight units apply.
  • Supporting material to aid in the application of the standards.
From GAPPS website:

The GAPPS Project Manager standard is written in the format of a Performance Based Competency Standard. This is a particular form of standard that aims to address two key questions;

  • What is usually done in this occupation, profession, or role by competent performers?
  • What standard of performance is usually considered acceptable to infer competence?

From ISO's website:

ISO 31000:2009 provides principles and generic guidelines on risk management.

ISO 31000:2009 can be used by any public, private or community enterprise, association, group or individual. Therefore, ISO 31000:2009 is not specific to any industry or sector.

ISO 31000:2009 can be applied throughout the life of an organization, and to a wide range of activities, including strategies and decisions, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services and assets.


The guide is made up of the following main sections:

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Terms and definitions
  • Priciples
    • Risk management creates and protects value.
    • Risk management is an integral part of all organizational processes.
    • Risk management is part of decision making.
    • Risk management explicitly addresses uncertainty.
    • Risk management is systematic, structured and timely.
    • Risk management is based on the best available information.
    • Risk management is tailored.
    • Risk management takes human and cultural factors into account.
    • Risk management is transparent and inclusive.
    • Risk management is dynamic, iterative and responsive to change.
    • Risk management facilitates continual improvement of the organization.
  • Framework
  • Process
  • Annex a: Attributes of enhanced risk management
    • General
    • Key outcomes
    • Attributes
  • Bibliography
From ISO's website:

ISO 10007:2003 gives guidance on the use of configuration management within an organization. It is applicable to the support of products from concept to disposal.

It first outlines the responsibilities and authorities before describing the configuration management process that includes configuration management planning, configuration identification, change control, configuration status accounting and configuration audit.


From ISO's website:

ISO 10006:2003 gives guidance on the application of quality management in projects. It is applicable to projects of varying complexity, small or large, of short or long duration, in different environments, and irrespective of the kind of product or process involved. This can necessitate some tailoring of the guidance to suit a particular project.

ISO 10006:2003 is not a guide to "project management" itself. Guidance on quality in project management processes is discussed in this International Standard. Guidance on quality in a project's product-related processes, and on the "process approach", is covered in ISO 9004.


The guide is made up of the following main sections:

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative reference
  • Terms and definitions
  • Quality management systems in projects
  • Management responsibility
  • Resource management
  • Product realization
  • Measurement, analysis and improvement
  • Annex A: Flowchart of processes in projects
See also Quality Management Strategy Checklist and ISO 10007:2003 Quality management systems -- Guidelines for configuration management


  • Standards
     In this section you will find all project management related standards. The selection criterion was simple. If it has "standard" in the name and if it has a reference to projects or project management then it will be included.
    • Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS)

      The GAPPS is a unique alliance of government, private industry, professional associations and training/academic institutes working together to develop globally applicable project management competency based standards, frameworks and mappings. The GAPPS standards and frameworks are intended to facilitate mutual recognition and transferabiltiy of project management qualifications.

      The aim of the GAPPS is to provide the global project management community with information that is freely available for use by businesses, academic institutions, professional associations, and government standards and qualifications bodies globally.
    • ISO Project Management Standards
      ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade.
      ISO provides several standards direlctly or indirectly related to Project Management.
    • National Project Management Standards
      Several national standards organizations have developed and made avaiable project management (related) standards. In this section all those national standards will be listed
    • Project Management Institue (PMI) Standards
      In this section you will find all standards and frameworks owned by the Project Management Institute.
    • International Project Management Association (IPMA) Standards
      In this section you will find all standards and frameworks owned by the International Project Management Association.
  • Methodologies
     In this section you will find methodologies (bodies of practice, procedures and rules specific to a certain discipline) related to project management. We divide them up in proprietary and public domain
  • Models