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Your project needs a maverick.

February 14, 2011 by

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Project teams are complex and it’s essential that the team works together productively to achieve the end goal.  Every so often, there will be a ‘project maverick’ that upsets the balance. Perhaps they ignore the plan, or escalate an issue straight to the CEO.  Mavericks are often seen as a Project Managers worst nightmare, as […]

Celebrate success – PMP style

February 7, 2011 by

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  There’s no greater professional satisfaction than celebrating the success of friends.  I had the pleasure of doing that with three great TAPUniversity alums and new PMP’s: Geri, Mike and Mike at Sorintino’s in Omaha. Related articles Asad Naqvi: Passed the PMP Exam 23-01-2011 (pmhub.net) Certification Exam Feedback: PMP , CBAP , CISA , CISM […]

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 […]

Application of Rules and the PMI Code of Ethics

March 22, 2010 by

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“Listen up, team! I’m tired of tardiness—we haven’t been able to start these morning meetings on time. Next person late to our morning meeting will be written up and reported to HR!” says the Project Manager. Just then, the meeting room door creaks open and the Project Manager’s favorite team member, with whom he plays […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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–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 […]

Transparency–The First Aspirational Fairness Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 25, 2010 by

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Transparency—the light shines through so that everything is revealed and nothing is hidden. The first aspirational Fairness standard from the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is “4.2.1 We demonstrate transparency in our decision-making process.” In our TAPUniversity Values, which is prominently displayed at our headquarters, our first value is that […]

The First Aspirational Responsibility Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 18, 2010 by

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It’s not all about money. An organization could select projects primarily based on financial selection techniques (which indicate the projects with the highest ROI), but there is more that should be considered by those who are responsible. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct contains six aspirational Responsibility standards, with the […]

The Third Aspirational Responsibility Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 16, 2010 by

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Responsibility is one of the four major values in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. There are six aspirational Responsibility standards, with the third one being: “2.2.3 We fulfill the commitments that we undertake – we do what we say we will do.” Although this is categorized as a Responsibility […]

The Fourth Aspirational Respect Standard in the PMI Code of Ethics

February 15, 2010 by

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This last week we’ve discussed much on the Honesty section of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct but now we switch attention to the Respect section. The Respect standards are divided into aspirational and mandatory standards. The fourth aspirational Respect standard is: “3.2.4 We conduct ourselves in a professional manner, […]

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