Chapter 13
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL
RESPONSIBILITY
1. Introduction
 
Ethics and Professional Conduct
 
and Professional Conduct
4. Responsibility
5. Respect
6. Fairness
7. Honesty
 
for the exam
 
 
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13.1 INTRODUCTION
is chapter presents the areas and topics related to ethics and professional conduct of project
management, based on the PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
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13.2 VISION AND PURPOSE OF THE CODE OF ETHICS AND
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT


and in service to our profession.



and volunteers.
e purpose of this Code is to instill condence in the project management profession and to help
an individual to become better practitioner. We do this by establishing a clear understanding of
appropriate behavior related to the profession. We believe that the credibility and reputation of the
project management profession are shaped by the collective conduct of individual practitioners.
13.3 AREAS ADDRESSED BY THE CODE OF ETHICS AND
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

Responsibility
Respect
Justice
Honesty
13.4. RESPONSIBILITY
DescriptionofResponsibility
             

• Responsibility:desiredstandards

 
the environment.
 
and qualications.
1 
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           
            
such activities.
3 
 

We accept accountability for any issues resulting from our errors or omissions and any

5 Protect proprietary information or condential information that has been entrusted to us.
• Responsibility:mandatorystandards
            


 

2 Report any unethical or illegal conduct to appropriate management and, if necessary, to

NOTE:          
in any illegal behavior, including, but not limited to theft, fraud, corruption,

            

practice any illegal behavior. We report any illegal and/or unethical conduct.

3 We bring violations of the Code to the attention of the appropriate body for resolution.
 

available.

produce false allegations against others.
 

13.5 RESPECT
• Descriptionofrespect

Resources entrusted to us may include people, money, reputation, the safety of others, and
natural and environmental resources.
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• Respect:desiredstandards

1 Inform ourselves about norms and customs of others and avoid engaging in behaviors they
might consider disrespectful.
 
 
 
NOTE: 

• Respect:mandatorystandards
            

1 Negotiations in good faith.
 
of others in order to benet at their expense.
 
4 Respect the property rights of others.
13.6 FAIRNESS
• Descriptionoffairness

free from competing self-interests, prejudice, and favoritism.
• Fairness:desiredstandards

 
          
appropriate.
           
potential conicts of mutual interest and insist on their resolution.
 
• Fairness:mandatorystandards
 practitioners           
practitioners

 

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