Contacts / Connections
Communities / Discussions
When do I create a blog vs a discussion thread?
Do you have tips for blog posts?

Library / Resources

General | Top

Q: What is my username/password?

A: Your login credentials are the same username and password that you use to log in to the main site. If you have forgotten your login credentials or need assistance with your login information, please click here.

Q: How do I update my contact information?

A: On your profile page, please select the pencil icon next to "Contact Details" in the left column.

Q: How do I control what information is visible in My Profile?

A: Please navigate to your profile page, then select the "My Account" tab and choose "Privacy Settings" from the drop-down menu. This will let you control what information is visible to whom.  After you’ve made changes, click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page.

Contacts / Connections | Top

Q: How do I find other members?

A: Click the “Network" or "Directory” link found in the main navigation bar. The Directory lets you search for other users based on:
- First and/or last name
- Company/Institution name
- Email address

Switch to the “Advanced Search” tab to refine your search results by:

- City
- State
- Country
- Community
- Education

Q: How do I add contacts to my contact list?

A: There are several ways to add contacts. When you perform a search in the Directory, you will see an “Add as contact” button to the right of each person in your search results. Just click this button to send a contact request. If you click through and view an individual’s profile, you can click the contact request link to the right of his or her profile picture.

Q: Why should I add contacts to my contact list?

A: Creating this virtual address book makes it easy to send your contacts messages through the community site to stay in touch, ask questions or even build a referral network. Additionally, when you view another member’s profile, you’ll be able to see any contacts you have in common. You can also choose to let your contacts view certain demographics in your profile that others can't.

Communities / Discussions | Top

Q: What are communities?

A: Communities allow you to participate in discussions and share resources with other members.

Q: What communities do I already belong to?

A: Go to “Communities” in the main navigation bar. Select “My Communities” to view the communities you currently belong to.

Q: How do I join/subscribe to a community and the affiliated discussion group?

A:  Click on “Communities” in the main navigation and click on “All Communities” in order to see a list of available communities. Click on the community that you wish to join and simply click "Join," then choose a delivery option for posts (Real Time, Daily Digest or No Email).

Q: How do I create a new community?

A: The AIPM Community offers the opportunity to support project management groups such as communities of practice, industries, committees, special interest groups, events and so much more. We welcome requests to create new communities that are in-line with AIPM and provide value to our members. Due to the time required to successfully to launch new public communities, we plan to launch roughly five to six per year. New communities launched will depend on member demand, engagement and commitment of champions.

Please read below for information about starting a new community:

A best practice of any community group is to be well defined, operated and led. Just as members have an expectation that AIPM will deliver a quality experience, AIPM expects the same from those who use who want to form new communities on the platform.

Launching a community requires 5-10 hours of your time (as well as ours) - primarily spent developing a viable list of community champions, seed questions, communicating with members and marketing. You should anticipate about 2-4 hours a week to maintain your community. We want every community on the AIPM Community to be thriving, which requires a certain level of engagement from members and each communities’ leaders.

AIPM expects community leaders and administrators to show reasonable engagement in discussions. Engagement may involve multiple posts and/or comments each week or an activity such as an "Ask an Expert" session.

If there is no engagement in 3 months, we may contact you about plans to improve or close the community. If there is no engagement in 6 months, we may remove the community but only after prior notification to the community administrator and/or staff liaison. All communities are reviewed throughout the year.

Do you want to champion a new community on the AIPM Community platform? Fill out this form to request a new community.

Q: How can I control the frequency and format of emails I receive?

A: Navigate to your profile and click on the "My Account" tab. Choose "Community Notifications" from the drop-down menu.  On that page, there are subscription options: Real Time, Daily Digest, No Email.  

For each discussion, you have the following delivery options:
  • Real time: sends an email every time a new message is posted.
  • Daily digest: sends one email to you each day, consolidating all of the posts from the previous day.
  • No Email: allows you to be part of the group without having emails sent to you. You can still post and read others’ messages by logging into the community site.

Q: How do I leave a community or unsubscribe from a discussion?

A:  Go to your profile and click on the "My Account" tab. Choose "Community Notifications" from the drop-down menu. Here, you will see a list of available communities and those to which you’ve subscribed. Select "Leave Community” under the Actions column for the discussions you wish to leave.

Q: How do I respond to others’ posts?

A: To respond to a discussion post, please navigate to the discussion post and click “Reply" to send your message to the entire community.  To send a message to the only author of the post, please select “Reply Privately” (located in the "Reply" button drop-down).  We recommend replying to the sender for simple comments like “me, too” that add little value to the overall discussion; and replying to the entire community when you are sharing knowledge, experience or resources that others could benefit from.

Q: How do I start a new discussion thread?

A: Go to “Participate" > “Post a message.” From an email (HTML version) for a particular discussion forum, you can use the “Post Message” link located at the top of the discussion email.

Q: Do you have tips for discussion threads?

A: Of course!

Keep it short: Write in short and easily consumed bites. Try to keep the overall discussion posts to around 2-3 sentences.

Keep your topic relevant to the community you are posting to, or it may be removed by staff. 

Please be informative but concise in your subject line as this will become the name of the discussion once it is posted to the list below. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.

Looking for a response? Start or end your post with a one-sentence question to clarify what you want your peers to respond to.

Q: I’m having trouble viewing the HTML email messages. How do I fix this?

A: If images are not appearing, it is likely that your email client is set to suppress images. This should be something you can change in your security or viewing options. If you would rather receive text-based email, go to your profile page and click on the "My Account" tab. Choose "Community Notifications" from the drop-down menu. Select the “Plain Text” format option for each of the discussions you are subscribed to.

Q: Can I search for posts across all the communities?

A: Yes, please enter a keyword in the search bar located in the main navigation. To refine your search results, please select "Show Advanced Search".

Q: How do I see a listing of all of the posts to a specific Community?

A: Locate the community you are interested in viewing from the appropriate communities page. Click through the community's landing page, then click on the “Discussions” tab. If you see a post you’re interested in, click the subject line which will take you to the entire thread. “Show Original Message” at the bottom of all of the posts in a thread will display the original message that started that discussion.

Blog | Top

Q: When do I create a blog vs. a discussion thread?

A: Creating a post is a great way to share information and original content you create. Where discussions are usually 2-3 sentences, blogs are typically 800-1000 words per post.

Q: Do you have tips for blog posts?

A: Yes - some best practices can help make your post more useful and effective. Keep these thoughts in mind when you write a post:

Write in short and easily consumed bites. Try to keep the overall post around 800-1000 words

Spell check everything

Keep it relevant: Make sure your post is useful to community members (or it may be removed by staff)

Attribute any sources you use to create the post or that are referenced in the post

Pictures and graphics can be worth 1000 words, but make sure you have the correct digital rights for any images you use.

Make sure you add the appropriate tags when you finish so we can elevate your post to the people who will get the most out of it

Posts that promote products or that are off-topic may be removed

Australian Institute of Project Management is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others.

Libraries | Top

Q: How do I find resources that may have been uploaded by other members?

A: If you know which library the resource might be located in, find the affiliated community via the All Communities page. Click through the community's landing page, then click on the “Library” tab . If you do not know where the resource might be, enter search terms in the main search box the same way you might enter search terms into Google or another search engine.

Q: Can I search for specific file types?

A: Yes. Enter your desired keyword in the main search box. From the search results page, click "Show Advanced Search."  Then click on “Search for Specific File Types.” This gives you the option to specify file type: Document, Image, Spreadsheet, etc.

Q: How do the libraries get populated?

A: The libraries are populated in two ways:
1.  When you include an attachment in a discussion post, the system automatically places it in the affiliated library.
2.  You can also upload documents directly to a library by using the “Share a File” link found under “Participate” in the main navigation or "Create New Library Entry" button on any community's library page. Library resources are not required to be associated with a discussion thread.

Q: How do I upload a file?

A: Select the “Share a File” link found under “Participate” in the main navigation or "Create New Library Entry" on any community landing page. Please note that uploading a document is accomplished by completing a few steps, and each step must be completed before you can move on to the next:
  • Choose a title for your document, and include a description (optional). Select the library to which you’d like to upload it, and select a folder to which you’d like to upload it (optional).  Then, choose an Entry Type (most will be Standard Files, but be cognizant of any copyright licensed material). Once you have completed these steps, please click “Next.”
  • Upload your file.
  • Select “Next” if you want to further describe your files and/or add tags to your file.  Otherwise, please click “Finish” to post your library entry

Q: What kind of files can I upload?

A: The system supports dozens of file types including hyperlinks, standard files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), webinars, images and YouTube videos.

Q: What are the “tags” for?

A: Tags are a great way to organise and categorise content on your site. Tags can be applied to blogs, library entries, events, and glossary terms. Tagged items are prioritised in the search results.