Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Question 1, part of Project Management Foundations: Ethics (2016).
- Okay, let's think about transparency for a minute.…Transparency means you are sharing more information…with your management team…and that is a good thing,…but it is going to create some questions.…That is not unusual.…So my first bit of guidance to you is this.…When you share that additional data,…make sure that information's crisp.…It's not just some information dump…of the last 10 drafts of a document…or these nine things that you thought of, right.…Try to put it in a very organized fashion…and have it be intentful.…
You're sharing this additional information…with some specific outcome you're hoping for.…I would suspect, even if you do that well…you're going to get some questions back.…Analyze those questions you get carefully, their valuable.…What you get from that is a framing of the concerns…your stakeholders may have,…those things they're excited about…and want to know more…and those things they may be concerned about…and want to know more.…That is absolutely valuable for you to have,…not only from an ethics standpoint…
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.