ISO 21502 Foundation

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Course Overview

The PECB ISO 21502 Foundation presents the basic concepts and principles of project management based on the guidelines of ISO 21502. This training course helps you understand the application of integrated and individual project management practices, such as overseeing and directing a project, scope management, resources management, quality management, etc.

After completing the training course, you can sit for the exam. If you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 21502 Foundation” credential. The internationally recognized certificate demonstrates that you possess general project management competencies.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts, approaches, and methodologies of project management
  • Utilize the ISO 21502 guidelines for project management
  • Understand the application of integrated and individual project management practices in accordance with ISO 21502 guidelines

Educational Approach

The training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Lecture sessions illustrated with graphics and practical examples
  • Interactions between the trainer and participants by means of questions and suggestions
  • Quizzes with stand-alone questions intended to prepare the participants for the exam


There are no prerequisites to participate in this training course.

Target Audiance

  • Individuals seeking knowledge on the basic concepts of project management
  • Project managers and members of project teams who want to get acquainted with ISO 21502 guidelines
  • Individuals engaged in or responsible for delivering project outcomes and managing project risks
  • Individuals wishing to pursue a career in project management

Schedule Dates

ISO 21502 Foundation
04 March 2024 - 05 March 2024
ISO 21502 Foundation
04 June 2024 - 05 June 2024
ISO 21502 Foundation
04 September 2024 - 05 September 2024
ISO 21502 Foundation
04 December 2024 - 05 December 2024

Course Content

  • Introduction to project management concepts, prerequisites for formalizing project management, and integrated project management practices

  • Management practices for a project and certificate exam


ISO 21502 Foundation refers to the basic level of understanding and knowledge about the ISO 21502 standard for Project, Programme, and Portfolio Management. This certification or training provides individuals with a foundational understanding of project management principles, concepts, and terminology as outlined in the ISO 21502 standard, enabling them to contribute effectively to project management initiatives within their organizations.

ISO 21502 Foundation training is suitable for individuals across various roles within organizations, including project managers, team members, project coordinators, and individuals involved in project management activities. It is also beneficial for professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of project management principles and practices in alignment with ISO standards.

ISO 21502 Foundation training typically covers essential topics such as the principles of project management, project management processes, project management frameworks, project governance, project planning, execution, monitoring, and control, project risk management, project documentation, and project closure. Participants also learn about the significance of stakeholder engagement, communication, and continual improvement in project management practices.

Obtaining ISO 21502 Foundation certification offers several benefits, including:

  • Enhanced understanding of project management principles and best practices as per the ISO 21502 standard.
  • Improved ability to contribute effectively to project management activities within organizations.
  • Recognition as a professional with foundational knowledge in project management aligned with international standards.
  • Potential career advancement opportunities in roles related to project management, project coordination, and project support.
  • Increased confidence in managing projects and delivering successful outcomes by applying ISO 21502 principles and guidelines.
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