Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting the most out of this course, part of Project Management Foundations: Ethics (2016).
- I've included Exercise Files for this course that are available to all lynda.com members. Included in my Exercise Files are a set of ethical scenarios that I've compiled to get you examples of the ethical decisions you may need to make as a project manager. In that file, I suggest some options and encourage you to choose the ethical direction you feel is best. I'm also providing a solutions file, which shares my preferred options and rationale for each the scenarios. The scenarios mirror the concepts I present throughout the course.
You can view the scenarios as you go through each of the videos in the course or, alternative, after you've viewed all the content. I've also included a sample Vendor and Solutions Scoring Model, which can help you remain objective and unbiased in your procurement exercises. The Scoring Model corresponds to the principles I discuss in the Project Procurement and Contracting video in the course. This can be used to capture information to compare one product, or vendor service, to others and help you make the best procurement decision, based on predetermined criteria.
Okay, now, let's start our discussion on project ethics.
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.