Browsing All posts tagged under »PMI Code of Ethics«

Dirty Consultant Tricks – Hiding the Crystal Ball

October 3, 2012 by


Nearly four years ago we began the TAPUniversity Blog.  It’s been based on a mix of our training and consulting delivery.  The first topic was a top 10 things to do for contractors or consultants (or not do).  After a round of consulting assignments, in pharmaceutical and insurance, with other consultants alongside me, I observed […]

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 […]

Application of Rules and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 22, 2010 by


“Listen up, team! I’m tired of tardiness—we haven’t been able to start these morning meetings on time. Next person late to our morning meeting will be written up and reported to HR!” says the Project Manager. Just then, the meeting room door creaks open and the Project Manager’s favorite team member, with whom he plays […]

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 […]

Property Rights and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 17, 2010 by


Respecting both tangible things and intellectual property that do not belong to you is a matter of showing respect for the owner. The fourth mandatory Respect standard in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct ( is “3.3.4 We respect the property rights of others.” Owners, which include both individuals and […]

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) […]