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Core PMI® Values and Ethical Standards


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Overview/Description
As a project manager, you will inevitably be called upon to address ethical dilemmas. The type and complexity of these dilemmas can vary significantly from balancing the competing interests of stakeholders to adhering to conflicting legal, multi-cultural, and multi-national rules, regulations, and requirements. Addressing these issues is much more complex than simply deciding what is right and what is wrong. In an increasingly global network, project managers must proactively seek to understand cultural diversity, and how to work successfully with multi-national teams. Sensitivity to other groups, their social customs, and their means of doing business is key to success. Often, project managers will need to weigh all competing interests fairly and objectively in order to make the ethical decision that will have the most far-reaching benefits. In this course, learners will explore the values underlying ethical decisions and behaviors as outlined in the PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. For each value, learners will be introduced to the integrity aspired to, as well as the mandatory conduct demanded of project managers to effectively manage projects and further promote project management as a profession. Topics covered include the behaviors that align with the core values of responsibility, respect, honesty, and fairness; how to integrate ethics into your project environments; and how to resolve ethical dilemmas. The course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so learners can effectively put principles to work at their own organizations. This course will assist in preparing the learner for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, published by PMI®, Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.

Target Audience
Existing project managers wishing to get certified in recognition of their skills and experience, or others who wish to train to become accredited project managers.

Expected Duration (hours)
2.0

Lesson Objectives

Core PMI® Values and Ethical Standards

  • distinguish between mandatory and aspirational standards
  • recognize the types of actions a project manager might take that uphold the aspirational or mandatory standards associated with responsibility
  • classify standards related to the core value of responsibility as being aspirational or mandatory
  • recognize the types of actions a project manager might take that uphold the aspirational or mandatory standards associated with respect
  • classify standards related to the core value of respect as being aspirational or mandatory
  • recognize the types of actions a project manager might take that uphold the aspirational or mandatory standards associated with fairness
  • classify standards related to the core value of fairness as being aspirational or mandatory
  • recognize the types of actions a project manager might take that uphold the aspirational or mandatory standards associated with honesty
  • classify standards related to the core value of honesty as being aspirational or mandatory
  • identify ways a project manager can integrate ethical standards into a project
  • identify ways to create an ethical environment in multicultural contexts
  • identify steps to take when addressing ethical dilemmas
  • make ethical decisions based on the values and standards in the PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Course Number:
    proj_15_a02_bs_enus

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