Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Question 4, part of Project Management Foundations: Ethics.
- Oh yes, we need to make assessments.…I'm going to be very, very careful.…You were talking about judgments and assessments.…We need to make risk-based assessments…of people and products on a regular basis.…I want to suggest you be careful about judgment.…In any given time, someone may…or may not be delivering what it is that you need.…And I say focus on supporting them, not judging.…See what they need.…Is there a gap?…Do they have the capability?…Do they need training?…Is it a lack of a tool?…You're looking at the situation…in that case, not the person.…
Now, that being said, we have to engage…in risk-management exercises all the time.…I can look at a product and say,…"It doesn't have the breadth of capability I have,"…but I'm not going to judge the product being bad.…It could be very, very suitable…in another part of your business.…The same is true with people.…In a given situation, maybe they're going through a divorce,…they're not being particularly responsive.…That does not mean they're not a capable individual.…
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.