7.1. Upholding Individual Integrity

The PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct addresses the following four elements: responsibility, respect, fairness, and honesty.

7.1.1. Responsibility

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 ...

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