The ballot for the proposal for an ISO standard on management consultancy closed on 23 April 2013. Of the 31 replies, 16 member bodies voted in favour of the proposal, 4 voted against and 11 abstained. Of the 16 member bodies that approved the proposal, 12 have indicated that they wish to participate actively in the work. According to the ISO/IEC Directives, acceptance of such a proposal requires approval by a simple majority of the member bodies voting and a minimum of five member bodies willing to participate actively in the work. The proposal has therefore been accepted.
Now these results are under evaluation of ISO Technical Management Board, in order approve the establishment of a new ISO/PC on Management consultancy and the allocation of the secretariat to UNI (Italy). The final decision will be taken by June 1st, 2013.
Therefore at the beginning of June we foresee to be in the position to establish a plan for the next steps, including the organization of the kick-off meeting.
Ilse Ennsfellner, Chair of CEN Project Committee PC 381