Code of conduct and PMI code of ethics comparison. GM594-5: Judge the behaviors and decisions of project stakeholders in light of the Codes of Conduct of different organizations involved in a project.
In this assignment, you will explore ethical codes of conduct pertaining to an organization you choose. Successful organizations are committed to having guidelines regarding acceptable behavior. As part of this effort, appropriate and constant training is necessary.
Through Internet research, you will find a code of conduct of an organization in which you are interested.
Remember that different organizations use different phrases and terms to title their codes of conduct. So, you may need to use combinations of keywords and phrases in your research such as, “code of ethics,” “code of conduct,” “code of professional responsibility,” etc.
Compare and contrast the code of conduct you select with PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (n.d.) in terms of organization, content, and specificity. Then, present a real or hypothetical project scenario in which a Project Manager would be subject to both of these codes. Explain what section(s) of each code would apply to the scenario and discuss what actions would and would not be appropriate for the project manager, given your interpretation of the specified sections of the two codes.
Your paper must contain the following titled sections:
Introduction (present a thesis and explain how the body of the paper is arranged to support the thesis)
Organization of the Codes (Compare and contrast the organization of the two documents in this section)
Content of the Codes (Compare and contrast the content of the two documents in this section)
Specificity of the Codes (Compare and contrast the degree of specificity of the two documents in this section)
Project Management Scenario
Sections of the Two Codes Applicable to the Scenario
Analysis and Discussion of Acceptable Behaviors in the Scenario Based on the Codes
Conclusion (The main points of the paper are summarized and synthesized)
Ethics is about making the best possible decisions concerning people, resources and the environment. Ethical choices diminish risk, advance positive results, increase trust, determine long term success and build reputations. Leadership is absolutely dependent on ethical choices.
PMI members have determined that honesty, responsibility, respect and fairness are the values that drive ethical conduct for the project management profession. PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies those values to the real-life practice of project management, where the best outcome is the most ethical one.
All PMI members, volunteers, certification holders and certification applicants must comply with the Code.