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PM587 Week 6 Discussion

PM587 Week 6 Discussion

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7/11/13Topic Print Viewthreadcontent.next.ecollege.com/(NEXT(48c0813ad8))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/TopicPrintView.ed?topicID=29455479&sortBy=Title&sortOrder=Ascending&i…1/13
Week 6: Ethics and Project Portfolio Management - Discussion
Ethical Behavior (graded)
Review the PMP "Professional Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct" and this week’s reading in the textbook.Let's start with addressing the two scenarios below1. While working on an external project, your customer asks you to perform some additional tasks that are notincluded in the formal contract. What should you do?2. You are managing an internal R & D project. The initial test results are very poor. You are afraid your management might cancel the project, and this could reflect poorly upon you. Verification testing could bedone quickly and inexpensively. What should you do?Pick a question to answer or comment on your classmates' comments. These questions generate a great deal of discussion in the classroom. I'll be interested to see how we do here!
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ResponseAuthorDate/Time4 Areas that PMI Code of Conduct CoversProfessor Orr 6/8/2013 12:41:04 PMWhat are the four areas that PMI code of conduct covers?Regards,SusanRE: 4 Areas that PMI Code of Conduct CoversSydney Williams6/9/2013 11:56:54 PM
Modified:
6/10/2013 5:15 AM
Practitioners from the global project management community were asked to identify the valuesthat formed the basis of their decision making and guided their actions.
The four areas that the PMIcode of conduct defined as most important were:
responsibility, respect, fairness, and honesty
for thefollowing people: 
1. All PMI members1.2.2 Individuals who are not members of PMI but meet one or more of thefollowing criteria:.1 Non-members who hold a PMI certification.2 Non-members who apply to commence a PMI certification process .3 Non-members who serve PMI in a volunteer capacityhttp://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/~/media/PDF/Ethics/ap_pmicodeofethics.ashx
 
 
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 RE: 4 Areas that PMI Code of Conduct CoversMary Hart6/10/2013 7:25:39 AM
The PMI Code of Ethics is made up of four areas:
Responsibility
. A PM is responsible for the success or possible failure of a project. Thismeans that he/she takes ownership of decisions made.
Respect.
This includes respect for resources. This means treating resources (material and
 
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human) with care and consideration, listening to other opinions and points of view, notbeing abusive towards others, and handling conflict calmly.
Honesty.
A PM should be honest in communication and in actions; strive to understandand know the truth; create a safe environment that encourages sharing good and badnews.
Fairness.
A PM should treat all people equal regardless of sex, age, race, religion, and soon. Decisions made should be impartially, granting equal access to information (as isappropriate), granting equal opportunities, and avoiding conflicts of interest.
Reference: Week 6 Lecture
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RE: 4 Areas that PMI Code of Conduct CoversCatherine Nderitu6/11/2013 2:38:55 PM
i) Responsibility- our duty to take ownership for the decisions we make or fail to make,the actions we take or fail to take,and the consequences that result.ii) Respect - our duty to show a high regard for ourselves,others, and the resources entrusted to us. Resources entrusted tous may include people, money, reputation, the safety of others, and natural or environmentalresources.iii) Fairness- our duty to make decisions and act impartially and objectively. Our conduct must be free fromcompeting self interest, prejudice, and favoritism.iv)Honesty- our duty to understand the truth and act in a truthful manner both in our communications and in our conduct.Each section includes both aspirational and mandatory standards. Aspirational - describe the standard we strive to uphold as practitioners.Mandatory - establish firm requirements and sometimes limit or prohibit practitioner behavior.
http://www.ppmprojects.co.za/documents/PMI_Code_of_Ethics_Professional_Conduct.pdf RE: 4 Areas that PMI Code of Conduct CoversEmre Karakus6/12/2013 7:51:26 PMProject management institute affirms responsibility, respect, fairness and honesty as it's foundation.RE: 4 Areas that PMI Code of Conduct CoversDesmond Calloway6/12/2013 9:57:25 PMThe PMI Code of Ethics covers 4 specific areas of interest. The first of which is the responsibility of the projectmanager and organization. This area deals with the entity's ability to take ownership of the decisions that are made,and those that they do not make accompanied with the consequences of those decisions. The second area of concern according to PMI is respect. When looking at respect, PMI infers this to mean the duty to exhibit a high levelof regard for others, resources used for the projects, and oneself. Resources itself can mean not only the materialscan budget of the project, but the people working on the project as well. Third is the issue of fairness. This is bydefinition having the ability to act impartially in the decisions that are made during the course of the project. A projectmanager must remain objective in all aspects of their work. Lastly, PMI stresses honesty as very important. Theydefine this as the project manager's ability to tell the truth, understand the meaning of such and act in good faith in allaspects of their activities.
RE: 4 Areas that PMI Code of Conduct CoversJoseph Miller 
6/15/2013 7:27:58 AM
Modified:
6/15/2013 7:28 AM
PMI Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct

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