Our global standards are developed through a voluntary consensus process that brings together volunteers and subject matter experts with an interest in the standards’ topics. The process relies on public feedback, and there's multiple ways for you to get involved in the activities.

Standards Development Activities

Write the standard’s content, taking into consideration recommendations from the previous edition, market and other survey results, and new developments in project management.

Track disposition of all exposure draft comments, suggestions, and feedback, including any appeals and their resolution, with the assistance of PMI staff.

Review all text and graphics in the standard to make sure the information is clear, complete and relevant, revising as necessary.

Ensure that the content is harmonized with any other relevant PMI standards.

Prepare a report with a recommendation to the standards manager for concepts, approaches and tools that may be candidates for inclusion in future editions.

Standards Participation

Get involved! Attend a working session or review an exposure draft or both. 

Standards Program Working Sessions feature breakout discussions on two to three topics. Each is facilitated by committee members who need your ideas and feedback. Volunteers can even earn professional development units (PDUs) for participating. Sessions are held periodically at PMI’s North America and EMEA global congresses.

PMI exposure drafts are a critical component in reaching consensus among the many stakeholders who include but are not limited to the committee, PMI members and project, program and portfolio professionals worldwide.

Exposure drafts are available for 30 days. You can download and print a copy or read it directly online, and then input your recommendations.

PMI Standards Program Comment Form

If you find an error in a PMI standard, have a question or a suggestion for changes, please use our comment form to submit your recommendations.


Finally, explore our volunteer opportunities for more ways to get involved.

Current PMI Standards Project

As the project management profession evolves, we continue to expand and update our library of standards.

The Standard for Project Management

For more information, please contact standards@pmi.org. Cyndi Dionisio and Mike Griffiths are the project co-leaders.