Project Management Institute

Ethics for Project Managers


Business ethics represent the standards for right and wrong that govern how business people act. The term also refers to the study of moral principles in the workplace.

This one-module course reviews the major ethical issues facing project managers. It looks at the specific challenges project leaders may confront as they deal with team members, vendors, stakeholders, and sponsors.

DISCLAIMER: Many of the characters, organizations, places, and events appearing in case studies in this learning resource are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, place, or event is intended or should be inferred. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What You Will Learn

  • Discuss the role of ethics in the workplace
  • Discuss project managers and the Ethical Triangle and its three components: Individual Ethics, Leadership Ethics, and Governance and Control
  • Recognize the key ethical issues in project management
  • Describe the provisions of the Project Management Institute Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Discuss the four foundational values (Responsibility, Respect, Fairness, and Honesty) of the PMI Ethics Code
  • Apply ethical principles to project scenarios

Who Should Take This Course

Project managers or anyone who leads projects.

PDU Information

Technical PDUs: 1.5
Leadership PDUs: 0.75
Strategic & Business PDUs: 0.75

Course Information

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