- Demonstrating responsibility
- Showing respect for others while driving project objectives
- Establishing ethical standards
- Recognizing ethical issues in project management activities
- Reporting ethical problems appropriately
- Applying a framework for ethical decision-making
Skill Level Beginner
- Your overall success as a project manager depends upon 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. Hi, I'm Bob McGanon. And in my 30-plus year career as a project manager, I've learned that ethics are at the heart of what we do. It's a requirement for good standing with the Project Management Institute, or PMI, and to hold any of their certifications. Ethical behavior is mandatory, and it's not always easy. There can be conflicts of interest, fear of failure, and business pressures affecting our behavior. To succeed, you'll need to understand your own ethical standards and how to apply those standards to the specific requirements your project may demand. We need to understand PMI's mandatory and aspirational ethical standards and how to incorporate the cultural expectations of the environment in which you work to the decisions you make every day. That is the purpose of this course. We'll apply PMI's guidance to maintain your own personal good standing, the integrity of your projects, and the ethical position of your business. As Henry David Thoreau said, "Aim above morality. "Be not simply good; be good for something."