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Green Project Management – PMI Minnesota – 2011

September 29, 2011 by

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Good morning PMI Minnesota! in an effort to go green and to help your mobile access I’ve translated the Green Project Management presentation into a highlights post!  Here’s a Link to the USGBC’s & LEED as well –  http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=1988 Slide 2 — Why “Think Green”?  •All systems (economic, social, etc.) depend on the link to living systems •Our natural resources are […]

PMI’s Ethics Complaints Process

March 24, 2010 by

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In an earlier posting (Understanding Ethics Complaints Questions on the PMP Exam, February 8, 2010), we discussed our duty as members (or certification holders) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) to report ethics violations to PMI and when we are obligated to carry out this duty. Section 2.3.3 of the Code of Ethics (http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/~/media/PDF/Ethics/ap_pmicodeofethics.ashx) states […]

Promises and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 23, 2010 by

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“I know Jack will get that report to me by Friday. He said I’ll have it by Friday, so I’ll have it by Friday—Jack never lets me down. When he says something will get done, I don’t worry about it because I can trust he’ll take care of it” says the project sponsor. “You’re fortunate […]

Discrimination and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 19, 2010 by

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Discrimination is behavior towards a member of a certain group based on their membership of that group rather than their individual qualities. Hiring only people of a certain race, giving certain assignments more often to either men or women, and recruiting just younger individuals are all examples of discrimination. The fourth mandatory Fairness standard in […]

Favoritism, Nepotism, Bribery and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 18, 2010 by

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Why is it a problem to hire or award someone based on the fact that they are your friend, relative, or have offered you a little “gift” in return? The problem is what you are not doing—making decisions based on people’s merits to the best interest of your organization. The third mandatory Fairness standard in […]

Power Abuse and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 16, 2010 by

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“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men” is a popular quote originating from Lord Acton. This saying reveals the frightening lure of using one’s acquired power to benefit one’s self at the expense of others. The second mandatory Respect standard in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) […]

Negotiating and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 15, 2010 by

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The very succinct first mandatory Respect standard in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/~/media/PDF/Ethics/ap_pmicodeofethics.ashx) is “3.3.1 We negotiate in good faith.” When we negotiate in good faith, we negotiate with good and honest intentions or beliefs. It surprises me that this standard is categorized as a Respect standard rather […]

Being Informed about Norms and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 12, 2010 by

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Norms and customs don’t just vary from country to country, they can vary across neighborhoods and even across departments within an organization. I was told once by a kid from the town next to mine that she could tell which kids were from my town because they liked to wear socks under their sandals. This […]

Retaliation and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 11, 2010 by

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Your boss announces her plan for cutting some project costs during a team meeting though the client has already paid for the services those costs reflect.  Had she negotiated with the client and advised them of the cost cutting measure, it’s fine.  It’s business, right? You suspect though that this planned activity cheats the client […]

Rules, Regulations and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 10, 2010 by

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“Ignorantia juris non excusat”—ignorance of the law is no excuse! This well-known legal principle states that we are held liable for laws even though we may not be aware of them. This suggests that it’s a good idea to be aware of the laws and other rules that directly pertain to our work. As a […]

Upholding the PMI Code of Ethics

March 9, 2010 by

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In order to be a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) one must agree to abide by the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. It establishes expectations for behavior and serves as guidance for members as they make decisions in their profession. The sixth aspirational Responsibility standard in the PMI Code of Ethics […]

Listening and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 8, 2010 by

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Listening carefully in order to understand someone is a practical skill for everyday life, but it’s also considered a matter of respect, and is so listed as the second aspirational Respect standard in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct as “3.2.2 We listen to others’ points of view, seeking to […]

Opportunity Fairness and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 5, 2010 by

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Who will get that great, new opportunity within your organization? Perhaps the daughter of the top salesman, or the young lady that was in the same sorority as the CEO? The fourth aspirational Fairness standard in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is “4.2.4 We make opportunities equally available to […]

Solving Conflicts and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 4, 2010 by

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“Can you believe that guy? Sales is my area—he’s just trying to make me look bad in front of the boss.” Conflicts and disagreements are commonplace in the workplace. It is to everyone’s benefit if they are quickly resolved. The third aspirational Respect standard in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional […]

Information Access and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 3, 2010 by

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Knowledge is power. Individuals who serve as gatekeepers of knowledge are in a position of power, and that power can be abused by unfairly exercising control over who knows what. The third aspirational Fairness standard in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics.aspx) is “4.2.3 We provide equal access to […]

Errors and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 2, 2010 by

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Uh, oh. You found a mistake in your report that was already sent out to key stakeholders. People can have a range of reactions at this moment of realization. Some will shrug it off and tell themselves that everyone makes mistakes. Others may feel devastated over the error and obsess about it. As hard as […]

Conflict of Interest and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 1, 2010 by

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Conflict of interest was discussed in the last posting on the second aspirational fairness standard in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The first and second mandatory fairness standards in the code of ethics address conflict of interest more directly. A conflict of interest situation occurs when we have competing […]

Conflict of Interest–The Second Aspirational Fairness Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 26, 2010 by

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Conflict of interest situations can be commonplace, and have been regarded as one the biggest problems in the field of project management. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct contains comments on some standards, and the second aspirational Fairness standard includes the comment “the subject of conflicts of interest is one […]

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