CHAPTER 18Project Management Ethics: Responsibility, Values, and Ethics in Project Environments

THOMAS MENGEL, PHD, PMP, UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK

The construction of a new dam and power generator increases the service and viability of a regional supplier of electrical power, it decreases the emissions of greenhouse gas through a reduced need for power generated by fossil fuel, and it generates local employment and revenues not easily available otherwise. However, it also disrupts the scenic environment and changes the habitats for humans and other beings in a rural river valley and it will most likely be followed by other projects to come.

Good or bad? Right or wrong? In trying to meet requirements, project management includes decision making ...

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