Right from wrong
Professional project managers are expected to practice their discipline ethically. But when an ethical project professional encounters evidence that a peer is violating acceptable standards of professional behavior, the project manager must make a difficult choice: Ignore the situation and prevent possible retribution, or report the infringement and suffer--as sometimes happens--the backlash that all too often occurs for reporting the bad behavior of another. This article discusses how one project manager attempted to reveal a faulty vendor product, an experience which resulted in the employer first asking this project manager to resign her position, then their giving her a severance package so that she would leave. In doing so, it describes four factors that project managers should first consider before moving forward with efforts to unveil unethical behavior.