Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Ethical situations in project execution, delivery, and closure, part of Project Management Foundations: Ethics.
- John C. Maxwell said "the difference between"…"average people and achieving people"…"is their perception of and response to failure."…Now, this might not seem like a very optimistic…quote to start off this conversation,…however you need to realize that a…good percentage of the things you…have in your project plans…won't happen as you envision them.…Planning is great.…It helps you assess and adjust.…John Maxwell also said,…"be stubborn about your vision but flexible with your plan."…So, our well-crafted plans for the project…will not always come to pass.…
Communicating that ethically is the…first thing we need to focus on during…execution, delivery and closure of our projects.…The status report is the tool to deal…with these variances and is the topic…of my first tip.…Insure your status reports are clear,…concise and issued in a timely manner.…I've often seen project managers…hold off on submitting a status report…awaiting the solution to a problem…so they don't have to report an…issue in their status.…
Technically, I suppose this is being honest.…
BONUS: In the bonus chapter, Bob answers seven questions about specific ethical dilemmas: sharing information, resolving conflicts over standards, communicating with stakeholders, reporting project status honestly, and more.
- Describe three ethical values used in project management.
- Identify three strategies for showing regard for time and brainpower when communicating.
- Explain the consequences of violating a mandatory ethical standard put forth by PMI.
- Summarize the characteristics of PMI’s aspirational standards.
- Determine whether a situation provides evidence for an aspirational standard.
- Recognize three common challenges present during projection initiation and planning.