CHAPTER 14

Understanding the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

In this chapter, you will

•  Explore the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

•  Learn the structure of the code

•  Learn about the code’s stance on fairness and honesty

•  Adhere to the code’s mandatory standards

In 1981, back when Jordache jeans and the song “Bette Davis Eyes” were all the rage, some folks at the PMI (Project Management Institute) were more concerned with ethics than parachute pants. The PMI created the Ethics, Standards, and Accreditation Group to generate a code of ethics for the project management profession. Sounds like a bunch of fun, doesn’t it? By the end of the ’80s, the group’s discussions and reports evolved into the “Ethics Standard for ...

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