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- Of all the PMI project ethics values,…it's fairness that I can relate to the most.…I can remember playing lots of sports as a kid,…but because I lived in an urban neighborhood,…we had to modify many of the rules to our games.…As we created the rules and played our games,…something that didn't seem right would cause…impassioned calls of, "That's not fair!"…Fairness is at the heart of how we're perceived…as a project manager, and probably as a person as well.…
It's critical that we behave in a way…that people believe we're focused on acting fairly.…Here are four items I believe require diligent attention…to ensure you are always viewed as being fair.…First, abstain, if there's even a shadow of doubt…as to your ability to be fair and objective.…If you're involved in a procurement decision…and you have a relationship that could influence…how you proceed in evaluating potential vendors,…you need to abstain from any voting or scoring…that could promote one vendor over another.…
However, to help ensure you're perceived as being fair,…
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.