7.1. Upholding Individual Integrity
The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct addresses the following four elements: responsibility, respect, fairness, and honesty.
Responsibility is a major part of upholding integrity. It involves taking ownership for our actions, being proactive in doing the right thing, and doing what is necessary to resolve a situation that results from an initial lack of responsibility.
As shown in Figure 7.1, there are a variety of elements that touch on the concept of responsibility, such as:
Ensuring a high level of integrity
Accepting only those assignments we are qualified for
Following rules, regulations, laws, and policies
Respecting confidential information
Responsibility is the act ...