NA 147

DIN Standards Committee Quality Management, Statistics and Certification


Project, programme and portfolio management - Context and concepts (ISO 21500:2021); Text in German and English


This document specifies the organizational context and underlying concepts for undertaking project, programme and portfolio management. It also provides guidance for organizations to adopt or improve project, programme and portfolio management using the standards prepared by ISO/TC 258. This document is applicable to most organizations, including public and private organizations and it is not dependent on the size and type of the organization. It is also applicable to any project, programme and portfolio, regardless of complexity, size or duration.



Planned document number

DIN ISO 21500

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Responsible national committee

NA 147-00-04 AA - project management  

Responsible international committee

ISO/TC 258 - Project, programme and portfolio management  

draft standard

Project, programme and portfolio management - Context and concepts (ISO 21500:2021); Text in German and English
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previous edition(s)

Guidance on project management (ISO 21500:2012)

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