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Conflict of Interest–The Second Aspirational Fairness Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 26, 2010 by

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Conflict of interest situations can be commonplace, and have been regarded as one the biggest problems in the field of project management. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct contains comments on some standards, and the second aspirational Fairness standard includes the comment “the subject of conflicts of interest is one […]

Transparency–The First Aspirational Fairness Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 25, 2010 by

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Transparency—the light shines through so that everything is revealed and nothing is hidden. The first aspirational Fairness standard from the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is “4.2.1 We demonstrate transparency in our decision-making process.” In our TAPUniversity Values, which is prominently displayed at our headquarters, our first value is that […]

Whistleblowing—The Second Mandatory Responsibility Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 24, 2010 by

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“Isn’t it enough that I don’t do anything unethical or illegal at work?” In a word—no. An earlier posting described how we are also to make it easier for others to behave ethically (standard 5.2.5 “We strive to create an environment in which others feel safe to tell the truth”). Now we go even beyond […]

The Fifth Aspirational Responsibility Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 23, 2010 by

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In the course of your work, you may deal with proprietary or confidential information. This could be your organization’s information or that of a client or business partner. We are now living in the Information Age and certain knowledge can be extremely valuable. A small bit of knowledge may be all that separates one organization […]

The Second Aspirational Honesty Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 22, 2010 by

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Happy birthday to George Washington! One of the most enduring folklore stories about the first President of the United States is that as a boy he chopped down his father’s cherry tree, and when his father discovered the ruined tree, George said that he could not tell a lie and so confessed his misdeed. “5.2.2 […]

The Third Mandatory Respect Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 19, 2010 by

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Thirty-seven percent of workers have been bullied, 45% of targets suffer stress-related health problems, and 62% of employers ignore the problem (Workplace Bullying Institute survey at Workplace Bullying). The poor psychological treatment of workers is a prevalent and serious problem. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct contains four mandatory Respect […]

The First Aspirational Responsibility Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 18, 2010 by

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It’s not all about money. An organization could select projects primarily based on financial selection techniques (which indicate the projects with the highest ROI), but there is more that should be considered by those who are responsible. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct contains six aspirational Responsibility standards, with the […]