Comparison of PM Standards and Assessments


Comparison of PM Standards for Project, Program and Portfolio Management

img_1292908539_15068_1402356494_mod_193_135To help you compare the many competing standards for project, program and portfolio management we have mapped the following standards using GAPPS standards as the neutral spine.

GAPPS standards have been developed drawing on what is common across all existing standards in order to identify the common core covered by the majority of standards, provide a neutral basis for comparison.  The comparison shows how well each standard covers the core and also identifies the extent to which each standard goes beyond the core.

Whilst the standards have been mapped to the relevant GAPPS standard, liability for use of the mapping for any purpose rests with the user. GAPPS does not provide qualifications or training against its standards, and therefore any use of this mapping should be referred to the owner of the standard mapped for confirmation of recognition of equivalence prior to usage.

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Project Manager Standards

  • Australian Institute of Project Management Standards (AIPM)
  • Australian National Competency Standards for Project Management (ANCSPM)
  • IPMA Competence Baseline V3.0 (ICB®)
  • Project Management Association of Japan P2M
  • Project Management Institute’s PMBoK®Guide 2008
  • PRINCE2® 2009
  • SAQA National Qualifications Level 5 Standard

Program Manager Standards

  • Project Management Association of Japan P2M
  • IPMA Competence Baseline V3.0 (ICB®)
  • Project Management Institute’s The Standard for Program Management – Second Edition
  • AXELOS MSP® 2011


Comparison of assessment processes used in project based qualifications

The majority of project based qualifications are based on standards included in the GAPPS standards mapping.  The value of these qualifications is dependent not just on the coverage but on the methods used for assessment.  GAPPS therefore provides a comparison of assessment processes used in project based qualifications.  Qualifications include those issued by professional associations and government based institutions such as universities and vocational education providers.

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