This course refers to the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
- In the last video I discussed…the mandatory ethical standards required for the members…of the Project Management Institute, or PMI.…Now, let's take a look at what they call…the aspirational standards.…PMI's definition of an aspirational standard is interesting.…It reads,…"The aspirational standards describe the conduct…"that we strive to uphold as practitioners.…"Although adherence to the aspirational standards…"is not easily measured,…"conducting ourselves in accordance with these…"is an expectation that we have of ourselves…"as professionals.…
"It is not optional."…I say this definition is interesting,…because this definition allows you,…as a project management practitioner,…to apply these situationally.…Let me share a couple of these aspirational standards…and how they can be applied in variable ways.…First, in support of the value of responsibility…is the aspirational standard that reads,…"We accept only those assignments that are consistent…"with our background, experience,…"skills, and qualifications."…The key here is the phrase "consistent with our background."…
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.