ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager

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Course Overview

The PECB ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager training course helps you develop the necessary competencies for initiating, planning, monitoring, directing, controlling, and closing a project based on the guidelines of ISO 21502.

In addition to providing the theoretical background on project management, the training course offers practical examples and quizzes that will help you apply the knowledge gained in real-life scenarios.

After completing the training course, you will be able to apply for the exam. If you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager” credential. An internationally recognized “PECB ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager” certificate validates your professional capabilities and demonstrates that you possess the necessary knowledge and skills to manage a project based on the guidelines of ISO 21502.

Learning objectives

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

  • Explain the fundamental concepts, approaches, and methodologies regarding project management
  • Implement integrated project management practices based on ISO 21502 when undertaking a project
  • Implement individual project management practices based on ISO 21502 when undertaking project activities

Educational approach

This training course is learner-centered, and contains:

  • The best practices used in project management
  • Lecture sessions illustrated with practical examples
  • Interaction between the trainers and participants by means of questions and discussions
  • Quizzes with stand-alone items (after each section) and scenario-based quizzes (at the end of each day), intended to prepare the participants for the certification exam


A fundamental understanding of project management concepts, methodologies, and practices.

Target Audiance

  • Project managers
  • Project sponsors
  • Expert advisers
  • Project team members
  • Executives, managers, and directors involved in governance, direction, and audits of projects
  • Individuals seeking to thoroughly understand project management
  • Individuals aiming to start or advance their careers in project management

Schedule Dates

ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager
04 March 2024 - 08 March 2024
ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager
10 June 2024 - 14 June 2024
ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager
16 September 2024 - 20 September 2024
ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager
16 December 2024 - 20 December 2024

Course Content

  • Introduction to ISO 21502 and project management

  • Integrated project management practices

  • Management practices for a project

  • Management practices for a project (cont’d)

  • Certification exam


An ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager is a professional who has undergone specialized training and certification to lead and manage projects in accordance with the principles and guidelines outlined in the ISO 21502 standard for Project, Programme, and Portfolio Management. These individuals possess advanced knowledge and skills in project management, including planning, execution, monitoring, control, and closure, as well as stakeholder engagement and risk management.

ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager certification is ideal for experienced project managers, senior project leaders, program managers, portfolio managers, and professionals responsible for overseeing complex projects within their organizations. It is also valuable for individuals seeking to enhance their project management expertise and achieve proficiency in aligning project management practices with international standards.

ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager training covers a comprehensive range of topics, including advanced project management principles, project management methodologies, project governance, project portfolio management, project leadership and team management, stakeholder engagement and communication, project risk management, project quality management, project procurement, and contract management. Participants also learn about the application of ISO 21502 principles to drive project success and deliver value to stakeholders.

Obtaining ISO 21502 Lead Project Manager certification offers several benefits, including:

  • Recognition as a qualified project management professional with advanced expertise in leading and managing projects in accordance with ISO 21502 standards.
  • Enhanced ability to effectively plan, execute, and control projects, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives and stakeholder expectations.
  • Increased confidence in managing project complexity, uncertainty, and change through structured project management practices.
  • Expanded career opportunities in project management leadership roles, including project director, program manager, or portfolio manager positions.
  • Contribution to organizational excellence by driving continuous improvement in project management practices and delivering successful project outcomes.
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