Moral principles that govern a person’s or group’s behavior.
Ethics is about making the best possible decisions concerning people, resources and the environment. Ethical choices diminish risk, advance positive results, increase trust, determine long term success and build reputations. Leadership is absolutely dependent on ethical choices.
PMI members have determined that honesty, responsibility, respect and fairness are the values that drive ethical conduct for the project management profession. 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.
As practitioners of project management, we are committed to doing what is right and honorable. Our ethics code:
The Ethical Decision-Making Framework is a practical resource to guide you toward ethical choices and accountability. It will be helpful if you are faced with an ethical dilemma.
Acting Ethically is Vital for the Profession
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, MBA, PMP, who serves on the PMI Board of Directors, and volunteer leaders from the PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group discuss the importance of ethics in PMI Today®.
Discover the strong connection between project leadership and ethical decision-making. Explore a realistic dilemma using the Framework.
Examine the impact of ethics in sustaining trust during a project’s “moments of truth” and explore an assessment system to identify and analyze causes of ethical risk at industry, company and individual level.
Ethical problems are common in workplaces where many individuals work with diverse motivations, ideas, education and backgrounds. Project teams and organizations must define what conduct is acceptable and what is not.
Making ethical decisions is not easy because not every dilemma has a right solution. Ethics and leadership combined can add a moral dimension to decision-making at any organization.
Please contact the PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group with questions, concerns or useful ideas. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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