Shaping the future ISO publications

The project aims at optimizing our set of deliverables and ensuring their best use to meet longstanding, emergent and urgent market needs.

By the end of the project, ISO will offer to its members, committees and workshops better means of responding their market needs thanks innovative processes, better guidance on the deliverables specificities and support when developing standards.


How does this work?

Four components are driving the changes through engagements with the most impacted stakeholders such as: the committees, standards users, ISO Members, organizations in liaisons, etc.:

1: In-depth analysis

Comprehensive diagnostic of the set of deliverables to create a context for driving fact-based proposals for optimizations that align with our performance objectives

2: Ideation and proposal

Identifying and prioritizing potential proposals for optimizations based on the results of the in-depth analysis, and developing recommendations for TMB approval

3: Testing and implementing

Executing the approved recommendations while seeking feedback and piloting selected changes (as necessary) with a limited number of committees before their full implementation.

4: Change management

Ensuring the successful and sustainable implementation of the project's outcomes with a particular focus on assisting the targeted community in adopting new habits.

What's the impact for me?

The Optimized Deliverables project is driven by the goal of meeting market and user needs in a rapidly changing world, with a focus on the current set of ISO's deliverables (IS, TS, PAS, TR and IWA) that are successfully in place for 25 years after PAS and IWA were added in 1998.

As a pillar of the ISO 2030 strategy the project aligns with Goal 2 "Meeting market needs", Priority 2.1 "Deliver ISO standards when the market needs them".

The project synergizes with other initiatives such as Committee Strategy Management and builds upon previous improvements in terms of overall development times to explore further opportunities for optimizations, supporting stakeholders in developing and agreeing on standards that address their global challenges.

Committees and Workshops

You are the heart of the standard development, connecting dots between market needs and ISO's processes and deliverables.

Join the ride with us to Optimized Deliverables and help us shaping the future set of deliverables and their related processes and stay tuned, you will take part to the development at various stage of the projet!


You are the one fuelling the machine with your capacity of engaging with the national stakeholders, guiding them through the processes and helping them having their voices heard along the development of standards. You play a key role when suggesting new projects, committees or workshops. You also have national and/or regional set of deliverables and your experience in understanding market needs is essential to the success of the projet.

Stay tuned for further engagements to share with us your perspectives and guide us in our transformation!

What is going on?

The Optimized Deliverables (OD) Task Force (TF) has conducted an in-depth analysis in 2023. The analysis focused on the deliverable types, their processes and their responsiveness to market needs. The comprehensive approach included:

  • June, Customer workshop "Standards portfolio to meet market needs"
  • July, Committee survey "Your perspectives for better deliverable types and processes"
  • September, Annual Meeting Strategy Café to hear from Members on their needs for improvements in terms of deliverable types and processes
  • October, Member survey "Your perspectives for better deliverable types and processes"
  • November, gap analysis - market needs and improvements to better address them
  • December - Identifying recommendations for improvements

At its March 2024 meeting the ISO/TMB discussed the outcomes and recommendations. Most of the recommendations have significant implications for the ISO/IEC Directives common to ISO and the IEC. These implications extend beyond the ISO and the IEC technical communities. In the spirit of alignment, the TMB has agreed to collaborate further and invited IEC to engage in a fully joint project between the two organizations (TMB resolution 22/2024).

The recommendations will be presented during a joint ISO/TMB-IEC/SMB meeting in June 2024.

Stay tuned for future developments!

Questions, feedback?

Feel free to contact the project manager:

Charles-Pierre Bazin de Caix
Charles-Pierre Bazin de Caix