PMI.Org User Guidelines

Welcome to! Our community is where you can meet other project management professionals with whom you can share ideas, network, and swap experiences. To keep our community pleasant, productive, and beneficial, please be sure to adhere to our User Guidelines. Additionally, usage of the community requires acceptance of and adherence to our Terms of Use.

User Guidelines

Be considerate. When interacting in the community or with other members of the community (“members”) or PMI staff (either via inbox, e-mail, phone, or other forms of communication), we ask that you show respect, keep your tone positive, and the dialogue constructive.

While we encourage healthy discussions, it is important to remain professional and collegial. Profanity, vulgarity, hate speech, hostile comments, or threats of violence through any form of communication with members or staff is strictly prohibited and will result in removal of the offending posts and potential expulsion from the community or other appropriate action.

Using Links, Solicitation, Self-promotion, etc. We ask that members refrain from self-promotion, advertising, soliciting, promoting products or services, requesting survey participation, or posting unsolicited outside links in areas of conversation on Posts such as these may be considered advertising and/or spam and treated as such. If you would like to share information you think will benefit the community, we ask that you share that information in the content of your original post instead of linking to an outside site.

When a link contributes to the overall conversation (or when a community member specifically asks for this information), please include details in your post that call out why you are linking outside of, what a member can expect to find if they follow the link, and share a summary of the linked information. This will ensure that casual members can understand and benefit from your post without following the link; those who are deeply interested in the topic can follow the link for the greater insights.

If you would like other members to be aware of your professional website, blog, newsletter offerings, published books, etc., please be sure to share links to them in the Overview section of your profile. This enables anyone who’s interested in your work and experience to quickly and consistently find your information.

NOTE: does not support functionality for post “signatures.” If you manually create one of your own in your posts, please respect these guidelines and keep any external links reserved for your profile.

Stay on topic. When sharing information with the community, help other members find your contribution by posting in the appropriate area and staying on topic. Off-topic or unproductive posts will be edited, moved and/or removed for the benefit of all members. If you cannot find an appropriate topical area for the content you would like to share, please contact any of the Community Engagement Specialists who are active on for assistance. We are happy to help you succeed!

Share the wealth. Enrich the knowledge within the community by sharing your expertise. Answer questions in the discussion threads, offer your opinion on content, or contribute content to the community. This is an excellent way to give back to the community and start earning influence among your peers.

Additionally, while “Thank you!” posts are welcome and tell other members you appreciate their effort – we ask that you consider going one step further and sharing why you are thankful. This can be as simple as sharing what insights you found most beneficial from their content, or showing how this has directly impacted the projects on which you work.

Use community etiquette. We ask that users follow a few standards when posting within the community:

  • Refrain from typing in all capital letters or using multiple exclamation points to get your point across.
  • Do not multi-post or cross-post within the community. This makes it difficult for members to find the information they need.
  • If you have a new question, engage others by starting a new thread versus posting in an existing conversation.
  • If you are responding to a topic that has been inactive for a year or more, please consider creating a new/updated topic and start a fresh conversation with updated and current information.

Protect your privacy and that of others. Ensure that the community remains a healthy and safe forum for the exchange of ideas by using the private message system to have personal conversations with other members.

Privacy Tips:

  • Do not request or share your personal information or the personal information of others in public posts. This includes e-mail addresses and/or other personal contact information.
  • We respect that, as a professional, you may work with confidential or proprietary information – and we would never ask you to compromise your relationship with clients or employers. If you would like to share specific examples, please be sure that you aren’t posting anything that would violate any contractual agreements (copyright, trade-secret, or otherwise) or nondisclosure agreements to which you are a party.
  • We cannot moderate or be responsible for content linked to from by other members. If you follow external links, please be mindful of your personal and professional privacy obligations. This may include continued adherence to your individual corporate security policies.

Remember, this is user-generated content. You'll find plenty of good advice here, but remember that your situation may vary from that of the individual sharing a solution. Advice or information posted in a discussion is the personal opinion of the contributor. If you feel the information being shared is incorrect or outdated, we ask that you treat the content as you would information from any other site and use your best judgement on whether or not you should share updated and more accurate information in the existing discussion, or start a new one to focus on the changes. Community Administrator and Moderator Rights and Responsibilities

Community Engagement Specialists are employees of Project Management Institute (PMI®) and are on hand to facilitate discussions and assist users. Community Engagement Specialists and other Administrators may take actions they deem necessary to limit user access to the discussions or other areas of interaction/conversation. Community Engagement Specialists/Administrators have the right to moderate, edit, and remove posts that they consider contrary to the community guidelines or otherwise illegal, harmful, or inaccurate. While every effort will be made to conduct these activities in a timely fashion, PMI is not responsible for delays in editing or removing posts, or for failure to do so. If you feel that your posts have been moderated unfairly, please contact us at [email protected].

If you see a violation of these guidelines, please notify us within the community by using the “Report” feature on the bottom right hand side of a post. If you have any questions about our guidelines, terms, or policies, please contact us at [email protected].