Now, after more than 5 years of work it has been published: the ISO 21500 Standard for Project Management. And it is an acknowledgement for all who have done the effort of a PM certification.
It’s because the new ISO norm adopted the glossary from PMI’s ANSI standard PMBoK 1:1. Learning for the exam has been beneficial, the PMBoK’s terminology now is valid worldwide. The norm also follows PMI with the process and process group structure described in PMBoK chapter 3, thus defining substantially the framework for our profession.
But IPMA and Prince2 credential holders do not need to worry because the rest of ISO 21500 is a successful melange of well known best practices, the approaches’ understanding of project management is not that different anyway, many passages even complementary. And last but not least there is the tenet: We all just want to practice good project management !
If you like to read more about this topic: https://www.iso.org/standard/50003.html