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 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 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

From ISO's website:


ISO 21500:2012 provides guidance for project management and can be used by any type of organization, including public, private or community organizations, and for any type of project, irrespective of complexity, size or duration.

ISO 21500:2012 provides high-level description of concepts and processes that are considered to form good practice in project management. Projects are placed in the context of programmes and project portfolios, however, ISO 21500:2012 does not provide detailed guidance on the management of programmes and project portfolios. Topics pertaining to general management are addressed only within the context of project management.

This new standard, released in September 2012, started as early as 2006 when the British Standards Institute approached ISO to work on an ISO standard for Project Management. A Technical Committee (TC236) was established consisting of 37 participating and 14 observing countries. TC236 developed and published the standard.  It is important to note that the secretariat for TC236 was provided by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) which recognized PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) as a national standard in 2008. ANSI accredited PMI as a standards developer in 1998.

Taking a closer look at the contents of ISO 21500:2012 shows clearly how closely related it is to PMBOK. In 2008 PMBOK was in its fourth edition. Recently the fifth edition was published.

Clause 1 Scope

A very short clause describing that this standard provides an overarching guidance on project management, is aimed for all sorts of organizations and is place in context of portfolio and programme management.

Clause 2 Terms and definitions

A numbered alphabetical list of some key project management terms and definitions. Nothing special and not very detailed.

Clause 3 Project management concepts


Clause 4 Project management processes


Annex A (informative) Process group processes mapped to subject groups


{Work in Progress} ;-)


Looks a lot like PMBoK #5.