Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Question 2, part of Project Management Foundations: Ethics.
- Quite a longstanding argument this is.…On the one hand you have people that say…a good project manager can manage anything…and on the other hand you've got…the thought process that says you…should only manage projects in…your own area of discipline, in your own experience.…But if you think about that latter argument for a minute,…no one would be able to expand…their project management scope.…No one would be able to do integration projects…between one technology and another,…if you fit into that latter argument,…so I don't support that.…
However, there are limits to what you can…ethically present yourself as being able to do.…For instance, I have no project management…experience in construction.…The key is, what would someone expect of me…if they ask me to be part of a construction project?…I don't have technical expertise in that area.…But if there's a technical lead,…a construction lead who maybe is very, very good…and is going to bring expertise to the table,…but is not that good of a project manager,…I could team up with someone like that…
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.