This course refers to the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
- Project initiation is the time where you start…the definition of the project scope…and business objectives.…It's often quite an exciting time,…as ideas take shape, anticipation builds…for the outcomes that can be brought to your business,…your life, or the marketplace.…With great anticipation can also come a bit of anxiety.…It's this anxiety that we need to keep in check…in order to maintain our ethical integrity.…Here are a few of the ethical sticky points…I've encountered during the project initiation phase.…
Optimistic business-case development.…Quite often there's a lot of enthusiasm…surrounding new projects…as outcomes or products that have been considered…for a long time suddenly seem possible.…Often a senior manager's pet project gets launched…and justification for the project…falls to the project manager.…As part of this you can be told what savings elements…or sales increases will come about…as a result of the project.…Be careful here, if you're considered the author…of a business-case you could be asked…
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.