ISO 21500

ISO 21500 (ISO project management standard)


Benefits of ISO 21500 certification

  • Effective management of organizational projects
  • Globalization and creating a competitive advantage in exports
  • Receive a valid international certificate with a registration code
  • Create a sense of confidence in customers
  • Increasing the volume of customers due to strengthening the brand
  • Organizational excellence by resource optimization


What is ISO 21500 certification?

ISO 21500 certification provides project management guidance and can be used by any type of organization, including public, private, and any other type of project, regardless of complexity, size, or duration. ISO 21500 is designed to be used worldwide in a wide range of industries and a variety of projects.

ISO 21500 is an international standard issued in 2012 by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and aims to serve as a guide in the concepts and processes of project management.


The newly released version of ISO 21500 edition 2021 replaces the 2012 edition of ISO 21500.

ISO 21500 provides guidelines and descriptions of a high level of concepts and processes that are important in project management. Project management provides a framework to help achieve business goals. Although often underestimated, project management can be seen as the driving force behind anything.

With regard to planning, organizing, motivating and controlling resources, this is considered as an order to achieve specific goals. Project management is recognized as an efficient tool for handling complex activities.


Relationship of ISO 21500 (project management) with other ISO standards

ISO 21500 is designed to comply with other international standards such as:

ISO 10006: Quality management systems, quality management guidelines in projects,

ISO 10007: Quality Management Systems Configuration Management Guidelines,

ISO 31000: Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines

And some specific standards in areas such as aerospace and information technology. Another important point is that other standard organizations, including the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Project Management Association (APM), etc., work with ISO to ensure that their standards comply with the ISO 21500 series.


What is the definition of a project?

The project consists of a unique set of processes consisting of coordinated and controlled activities, with a start and end date and the achievement of a specific goal.


What is project management?

Project management involves the application of methods, tools and techniques for optimal management in a project. This includes the various stages of the project life cycle that run from the beginning to the end of the project.


Key concepts in project management according to ISO 21500 standard are:

  • Project
  • Project Management
  • Organizational strategies and projects
  • Project environment
  • Project Management
  • Projects and operations
  • Participants and project organization
  • Competence of project staff
  • Project life cycle
  • Project limitations


Advantages of using ISO 21500 standard

  • Increase productivity in service delivery;
  • Advanced effectiveness in service delivery;
  • Increase customer satisfaction;
  • Improve growth and development in the team;
  • Better and more competitive position;
  • Increase opportunities to expand services;
  • Better flexibility;
  • risk management; And
  • Increase the quality and quantity of the product / service