Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are the Frequently Asked Questions and their corresponding answers



Answers

  1. Will people contact me if I contribute content to this site? How do I allow/prevent that?

    Your email address will not be visible to users of this site. In some instances, a PMI staff member may contact you to clarify information.

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  2. Will PMI release my contact information?

    No. PMI will not share your contact information or any personal data.

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  3. Can I post my copyrighted materials? How do I preserve my copyright?

    If you have permission to post materials, you can post your own copyrighted materials and retain your copyright. Please read the Terms of Use agreement on this site for more detailed information.

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  4. If I have questions about this site/my downloads/my uploads, or more, whom should I contact at PMI?

    Questions related to this site, including downloads and uploads, should be directed to pmcurriculum@pmi.org. A PMI staff member will reply as soon as possible, generally within three business days.

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  5. Do I have to be a member of PMI or hold a PMI certification to access content on the site?

    You do not have to be a PMI member, hold a PMP®, or any other PMI certification to access content posted on this site. Material on this site has been developed for use by project management scholars and faculty. University faculty and academic researchers are invited to use the materials on this site.

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  6. Do I have to hold PMP® certification or be a PMI member to contribute content?

    Faculty who are teaching, or have taught project management at the university level may contribute teaching resources, whether or not they are members of PMI or hold any PMI certification.

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  7. What kind of content can I contribute?

    The Curriculum Project seeks high quality teaching resources from faculty who have successfully used them in their courses. Contributions are reviewed prior to posting to ensure that:
    – they are relevant to teaching PM at the university level, and
    – their language, format, and instructions for use are complete and clearly stated.
    Contributors must complete a short submission form. Materials that complement/enhance the current site content will be posted after the review.

    Examples of useful contributions include, but are not limited to:
    – Mini case studies with or without teaching notes
    – Teaching case studies with or without an instructor’s manual
    – Classroom exercises
    – Slide decks with teaching points
    – Research or term projects
    – Group or individual discussion questions
    – Topical bibliographies
    – Recommended texts or chapters
    – Classroom activities
    – Small group projects
    – Simulations

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  8. Why aren’t my materials displayed on the site? How soon will my document be posted?

    Contributed materials will be posted on the site as quickly as possible following receipt. PMI will acknowledge the contribution and place it in the review queue immediately upon receipt. The review process is continuous. Once it is complete, the contributed resource will be posted. Materials that are not relevant or do not pass the review process will be declined.

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  9. How will my contribution be acknowledged?

    Annually, contributor’s names will be listed on the site as an acknowledgement. The contributor’s contact information will not be posted. If you contribute a resource, and do not want your name listed, please send an email to pmcurriculum@pmi.org requesting that your name be omitted from the List of Contributors. If we do not have an email on file requesting that your name be removed, we will assume that you have granted consent to be acknowledged on the site.

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  10. Which file format do I use to contribute a resource?

    The format you choose depends on the type of resource. Acceptable formats are:  PDF, Microsoft® Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, or Visio. If a review shows that material submitted as a PDF is unclear, it may be returned to the contributor with comment. PMI will not change any submitted material; resources will not be edited. Please ensure that contributions are grammatically correct and written in standard English.

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  11. Who can contribute Knowledge Modules?

    PMI is pleased to accept recommendations for new knowledge modules. Proposed modules will be reviewed by the external Curriculum Project Faculty Advisory Group.

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  12. Do I have to be a full professor or hold any specific faculty title at my college or university to download content?

    No. You do not need to be a full professor, or hold a specific academic title to download content, as universities in different countries adopt various faculty titles. To download the Curriculum Guidelines or Knowledge Modules, you must be a university-affiliated faculty member who is currently teaching or planning to teach project management to undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited university.

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  13. I am a teacher at a High School. Can I access/download these materials?

    These materials are designed for use at undergraduate or post-graduate institutions.

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  14. I am a consultant. Can I use materials from this site when I sell a course or educational services to a university?

    No. These materials are available free of charge from PMI to university faculty members only. No individual can sell the materials on this site for compensation, or use the materials for personal gain.

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  15. How can I provide feedback on the curriculum guidelines or on the use of resources?

    Send your feedback to pmcurriculum@pmi.org. Your comments will become part of a compendium that the Faculty Advisory Group will review and consult as part of the continuous improvement strategy for the Curriculum.

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