Project Management Institute

Technology Member Advisory Group Charter

Effective Date and Duration: 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Member Advisory Group Purpose:

The Technology Member Advisory Group will provide sensing capabilities that focus on helping PMI maximize the value of data assets. They will serve as subject matter experts providing guidance and recommendations to staff regarding data management architecture, analytics, and governance.


  • Best practices and advice on:
    - Managing data
    - Data Architecture
    - Governance
    - Stewardship
    - Tools & techniques
  • Leveraging Contemporary Techniques: Research and best practices on Big Data techniques, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Research reports, presentations, and / or discussions around emerging data techniques
  • Best practices to improve training and assisting PMI in the creation of self-service analytics
  • Continuously implement and maintain a communication process that supports stakeholder groups and ensure their technology needs are addressed and identified solutions align with the Data Management and Analytics strategy
  • Evaluates and provides feedback to requests regarding vendor proposals for specified IT initiatives

Administrative and Reporting Requirements:

  • Uses standard agenda, note-taking, and reporting templates
  • Provides progress reports to the Volunteer Engagement Liaison when requested
  • Participates in:
    • Monthly Team Meeting (virtual)
    • Two in person meetings each year
      • Leadership Institute Volunteer Planning Meeting
      • Leadership Institute Meeting TBD
  • Volunteer participation is contingent upon: regular attendance of meetings, active participation in volunteer group activities and commitment to deliverables in addition to compliance to the PMI Confidentiality agreement and PMI Conflict of Interest policy

Resources and Budget:

  • As identified in the budget approved annually by the PMI Board
  • PMI staff assigned by President and CEO

Member Advisory Group Composition and Terms:

  • Seven members of the Technology Advisory Group, serving staggered two-year terms with the option to apply for an additional one-year term, as approved by the Technology Member Advisory Group Manager.
  • Volunteer Engagement Liaison and other staff resources as assigned by the PMI President and CEO

Volunteer Requirements, Experience, and Skills


  • Member in good standing for two years
  • Currently not involved in any other PMI volunteer activities
  • Has no conflict of interest (all PMI members and volunteers are bound to Rule of the Board 12.1, Board Member’s Code of Conduct and the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct)

It is PMI’s practice to not select/appoint individuals for PMI Volunteer Leadership positions who are already engaged in a leadership role within PMI or its Chapters. This is to reflect the level of commitment needed for such volunteer leadership roles and the desire to encourage volunteer participation through as wide a range of individuals as possible. This limitation does not apply to participation on content development teams in a non-leadership role.

Member Advisory Group Specific:

  • Strong understanding of PMI’s goals, principles and strategic direction
  • Strong understanding of other PMI Advisory Groups as they relate to the Technology Advisory Group
  • Subject matter expertise in an area of technology related to PMI’s Enterprise Architecture strategy
  • Previous experience as a member of a virtual team
  • Previous experience working in a multi-cultural environment is a plus
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Staff Information

Name: Mark Broome
Title: Director, Data Management & Analytics
E-mail Address:

Name: Alexander McKinney
Title: Data & Analytics Specialist
E-mail Address:

Applicable Governing Documents

  • PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • For current members from the R.E.P. community, acceptance of the Terms and Conditions outlined in the R.E.P. Template Revised on 27 June 2016 4 Application and Agreement (Page 12) and in the R.E.P. Handbook
  • Strategic Plan, specifically Core Value on Volunteerism: Volunteers and effective volunteer partnerships with staff are the best way to accomplish the Institute's goals and objectives
  • Institute Policies:
    - Confidentiality Policy
    - Conflict of Interest Policy
    - Contractor/Volunteer Electronic Systems and Communications Policy
    - Volunteer Records Management Policy
    - Volunteer Travel Policy
    - Social Media Guidelines for Volunteers
  • Guidelines for the Conduct of PMI GOC Volunteers
  • GOC Volunteers Volunteer Expense Report

Charter Approval

All Member Advisory Group charters must annually be approved by the President and Chief Executive Officer for the subsequent year and posted to the Governance page on

Version #: 1
Date: 29 November 2018
Description: Updated for 2019