Learn the four values of project ethics—responsibility, respect, fairness, and honesty—and how the code of ethics applies to situations you'll encounter as a project manager.
- Hi, I'm Bob McGannon and this is Managing Project Ethics. Your overall success as a project manager can depend on your ability to identify and manage ethical issues. As you manage larger and more ambitious projects, your chances of running into ethical sticking points increases. This course covers the ethical responsibilities required of project managers, as described by the Project Management Institute or PMI. I will start our discussion by sharing the four main ethical values described by PMI: demonstrating responsibility, showing respect, operating with fairness, and behaving with honesty.
Next, I will talk about establishing your own ethical standards, based on the four ethical values, and accommodating the specific requirements your project may demand. I'll introduce you to the concepts of mandatory and aspirational ethical standards and how to incorporate the cultural expectations of the environment in which you work to define personal standards for your own ethical behavior. Through all this and more, I'll introduce you to the best ways you can successfully fulfill your ethical responsibilities as a project manager in Managing Project Ethics.
Now, let's get started.
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.