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Project Management Checklists For Dummies by Nick Graham

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Chapter 3

Using Project Standards

In This Chapter

arrow The international ISO standard

arrow About PMBoKs and professional bodies

arrow Project methods

arrow Using the checklists alongside a standard

On the one hand there are a number of standards, approaches and methods around, which you may find helpful; on the other there are some you may actually be required to work with. This last, and short, chapter in Part I is to explain them briefly and then to say how the checklists in the rest of this book fit in.

If you don’t need to be too bothered with international standards and professional bodies, you may like to skip most of this chapter and move on to the section ‘Using a Project Method’ because that’s something you may want to consider.

Standardising Internationally

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) have issued an international standard for project management . The current one at the time of writing is ISO 21500:2012, published in September 2012.

The ISO standard is short but very practical … as far as it goes. It has some really solid content based on a lot of project management experience. ...

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