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- One of my favorite words is stewardship.…According to dictionary.com,…the definition of stewardship is…"The responsible overseeing and protection of something…"considered worth caring for and preserving."…The things worth caring for and preserving:…The project you manage,…the money that's spent,…and any of your sponsor's resources you use…to deliver your project.…Beyond those tangible things,…I think there are other ways you can focus…on PMI's ethical value of respect…as you go about your business.…
Here's what I focus on to respect those around me…when I'm delivering a project.…First, I believe the most precious resource is time.…Once lost, you can never get it back.…Project managers need to be mindful of time.…But I don't mean the time associated…with the time, cost, and scope constraints in a project.…I'm talking about other people's time.…Neglecting other people's time…could be through poorly planned and run meetings,…having people in meetings when they don't need to be there,…and overuse of email can waste people's time also.…
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.