Project Management noteworthy news and commentary (October 29, 2010)
This week we are featuring several articles and posts regarding the importance of ethics and integrity in project management.
As a project manager you own a lot of responsibilities (i.e. which vendor to choose, how to present data to stakeholders, evaluating employee performance, and much more). All of this decision-making carries a great deal of ethical weight.
If a member of your team, a stakeholder, or anyone else for that matter believes that you are not performing your job in earnest, the ramifications can be particularly damaging to your career.
We hope that the articles below help frame many of the ethical issues you will run into working in the field of project management; that they help you reflect upon your behaviors and whether or not you are performing tasks with integrity; and provide you with tips and advise to overcome common ethical issues that arise for project managers.
We hope you enjoy these readings and if you know of an article you think would enhance our list, please let us know in our comments section!
“Integrity in Project Management” – Kelly’s Contemplation
As Project Managers, we encounter opportunities around every corner to be men and women of integrity. Depending on your organization and/or the project you are working on, you may have a tremendous amount of authority and latitude to make decisions…which idea to use, which vendor to leverage, how to present the data and so on. Click here to continue reading
“The Project Manager’s Ethical Dilemma” – PM Hut
Often, the project manager is faced with an issue that is not easily resolved by theory or the knowledge acquired from formal training. These types of problems are usually not of a technical nature and more often tend to be ethical or human resource issues. Click here to continue reading
“Ethical Issues in Project Management” – Bright Hub
When it comes to project management, ethics are extremely important in gaining the support of the project team. Ethics are defined as the moral values, beliefs, and rules that one upholds in their life on the job and personally to ensure right from wrong. Click here to continue reading
“Honest, Fair, & Ethical” – ProjectConnections
As I mentioned in a previous article, you have to treat every project as if it will end up in court. If you are unfortunate enough to be there, then you want to be on the winning side. Click here to continue reading
“The Ethical Project Manager” – Fear No Project
The Free Dictionary defines ethics as “The branch of philosophy that defines what is good for the individual and for society and establishes the nature of obligations, or duties, that people owe themselves and one another. In modern society, ethics define how individuals, professionals, and corporations choose to interact with one another.” Click here to continue reading
“Excuse Me, Your Pants are on Fie: 5 Tips On Dealing with Liars” – Papercut Edge
So you’ve kicked off your project, and things are well underway. You followed all the best practices; you did everything you learned in the project management manuals. Everyone knows their roles, responsibilities, and how they’re expected to interact with one another. There’s just one small problem. Click here to continue reading
“Does Transparency Lead to More Ethical Behavior?” – Bas de Baar – Project Shrink Blog
We are working with people from all over the world. Globalization goes together together with an increase in transparency of reputations. The Internet introduced deadly transparency. The flattened and connected world makes sure reputations spread faster than you can say “Slartibartfast”. Click here to continue reading
“How Would You React to Corruption?” – Pawel Brodzinski on Software Project Management
Project managers stand in a specific place. Because of their role they know much about projects they run. They communicate a lot with folks all around: salespeople, product managers, technical staff, client representatives of all sorts etc. They get a lot documents which shouldn’t be shared with just anyone. Click here to continue reading
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