Do you know the difference between standards and regulations?

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According to the PMBOK Guide 6th edition, the definition of a Standard and a Regulation is as follows:

A Standard is a “document established by consensus and approved by a recognized body that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.”

A Regulation “is a government imposed requirement, which specifies product, process or service characteristics, including the applicable administrative provision, with which compliance is mandatory. Building codes are an example of regulations.”


Resources for BCM & GRC Standards & Regulations

Disaster Recovery Journal’s Rules & Regulations

The Rules and Regulations committee of the DRJ provides one of the best resources for professionals in the industry. Contact Martin Myers @ to give feedback or input for this extensive compilation of standards and regulations.  Download the 44 page document:

Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Standards

The OCEG community “wrote the book” on GRC standards. Over the past 15 years, OCEG has vetted these standards with over 80,000 members of the community.  According to OCEG, “GRC Standards define the integrated collection of capabilities that enable an organization to reliably achieve objectives, address uncertainty and act with integrity.” Visit OCEG to learn more.

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