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Green Project Management – PMI Minnesota – 2011

September 29, 2011 by


Good morning PMI Minnesota! in an effort to go green and to help your mobile access I’ve translated the Green Project Management presentation into a highlights post!  Here’s a Link to the USGBC’s & LEED as well – Slide 2 — Why “Think Green”?  •All systems (economic, social, etc.) depend on the link to living systems •Our natural resources are […]

PMI’s Ethics Complaints Process

March 24, 2010 by


In an earlier posting (Understanding Ethics Complaints Questions on the PMP Exam, February 8, 2010), we discussed our duty as members (or certification holders) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) to report ethics violations to PMI and when we are obligated to carry out this duty. Section 2.3.3 of the Code of Ethics ( states […]

Promises and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 23, 2010 by


“I know Jack will get that report to me by Friday. He said I’ll have it by Friday, so I’ll have it by Friday—Jack never lets me down. When he says something will get done, I don’t worry about it because I can trust he’ll take care of it” says the project sponsor. “You’re fortunate […]

Discrimination and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 19, 2010 by


Discrimination is behavior towards a member of a certain group based on their membership of that group rather than their individual qualities. Hiring only people of a certain race, giving certain assignments more often to either men or women, and recruiting just younger individuals are all examples of discrimination. The fourth mandatory Fairness standard in […]

Favoritism, Nepotism, Bribery and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 18, 2010 by


Why is it a problem to hire or award someone based on the fact that they are your friend, relative, or have offered you a little “gift” in return? The problem is what you are not doing—making decisions based on people’s merits to the best interest of your organization. The third mandatory Fairness standard in […]

Power Abuse and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 16, 2010 by


“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men” is a popular quote originating from Lord Acton. This saying reveals the frightening lure of using one’s acquired power to benefit one’s self at the expense of others. The second mandatory Respect standard in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) […]

Negotiating and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 15, 2010 by


The very succinct first mandatory Respect standard in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct ( is “3.3.1 We negotiate in good faith.” When we negotiate in good faith, we negotiate with good and honest intentions or beliefs. It surprises me that this standard is categorized as a Respect standard rather […]