This course provides an introduction to how the project management community and the project management institute (pmi®) have established standards of ethics to help members navigate the sometimes murky waters of ethical issues, keeping with the vision of establishing project management as a professional industry. Ethics enables stakeholders, employees, vendors, and taxpayers to sleep at night knowing project management professionals (pmp®s) are held to strict and high standards when they make decisions or act on their behalf to execute on projects.
Project management is complex and has many facets in the midst of juggling people and resources, it is easy for ethics to get lost in the shuffle however, ultimately business ethics can make a dramatic difference to your company's image, the success of the project, and your company's bottom line. Ethics in project management means making decisions that are believed to be right and honest, not wrong and deceiving these decisions won't be viewed as selfish, sneaky, or negative to others these decisions won't be viewed as selfish, sneaky, or negative to others. A great project manager needs, in today’s tumultuous world, not only to be capable to successfully run a project but also to become a model for their team while the first is achievable through learning and practicing, the second implies relentless respect for ethics and continuous focus on professional conduct.
Project management is driven by decisions, often dozens or more per day some decisions are small and barely noticed while others are prominent some require deep thought because they involve people, resources and the environment and sometimes these factors are in conflict, creating a dilemma and perhaps significant risks. The importance of being ethical in project management for guidance with ethical concerns, project managers should refer to the project management institute's code of ethics, as well as the program management improvement and accountability act. The code of ethics and professional conduct is divided into sections that contain standards of conduct which are aligned with the four values that were identified as most important to the project management community. The association for project management, the chartered body for the project profession, is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics for all project professionals all apm members commit to the apm code of professional conduct which sets out the standards of conduct expected by those working in the profession in line.
Ethics in project management means doing what's right or what one feels is right this includes making honest decisions at all times and acting in a respectful, fair, and trustworthy manner using ethical behavior in project management builds honesty and trust, as well as a good image, for the company it also builds a great work environment. Ethics and project management overview/description target audience prerequisites expected duration lesson objectives course number expertise level overview/description do the right thing but make sure you do it on time, under budget, and within scope, all the while maintaining your professional integrity in a constantly evolving global business environment. Addresses key legal topics related to ethics in the project environment includes checklists to ensure ethical compliance at each stage of a project summary ethics plays a critical role in project management, but all too often, its importance is overlooked.
Pmi’s code of ethics and professional conduct applies those values to the real-life practice of project management, where the best outcome is the most ethical one all pmi members, volunteers, certification holders and certification applicants must comply with the code.
Project managers operate across a variety of sectors and are increasingly going have to deal with ethical dilemmas on issues with shades of grey, which require professional judgement and the active management of an issue. Ethics plays a critical role in project management, but all too often, its importance is overlooked this benign neglect can result in serious consequences to individuals and organizations, ranging from tarnished reputations to civil and criminal liability.
Following is an overview of some of the most common ethical issues related to project management violation of basic rights of workers – most of the project managers misuse their powers by violating the basic rights of workers. Ethics in project management are always a very important consideration and unethical behavior has the potential to seriously derail any project a good project manager will always be aware of the ethical obligations of their organization and their individual project.