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Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

by Michael O'Brochta, PMI-ACP, PMP
July 25, 2017 | 58:55 | Views: 2,301 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.47 / 7

Bad projects abound, and research by Project Management Institute and others has provided useful insight into the underlying causes of bad projects. This webinar looks beyond why projects go bad and explores why bad projects are so hard to kill.

Ethics and Governance in Project Management: Small Sins Allowed and the Line of Impunity

by Eduardo Lopez
August 30, 2016 | 52:13 | Views: 3,975 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.37 / 7

This webinar presents the most advanced views in ethics and governance. It emphasizes the existence of separated sets of ethical values adjusted to different circumstances, which along with personal interests, allegiances, and opportunity, comprise the ethical cube. Then, the ethical and governance mechanisms are explained by the introduction of two novel concepts, the “Small Sins Allowed” and the “Line of Impunity”.

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Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

by Michael O'Brochta, PMI-ACP, PMP

Bad projects waste money and resources, divert attention from good projects, and sow doubt about organizational competence. Using project stories, this paper takes a look beyond why projects go bad to explore behaviors that contribute to keeping bad projects alive. Actions are provided that project managers can take to avoid being victimized by bad projects.

Fostering Ethics in Organizational Culture

by Alankar Karpe

Organizations rarely address how their employees should assess the ethics of their actions and incorporate ethical choices into their decisions. This can only be resolved by creating and maintaining a corporate culture with a focus on ethics...and there are many ways that organizations can do this.

Rules of Considerate Conduct and the Aspirational Standards of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

by Katherine Holderbaum

The aspirational standards of the “PMI Code of Ethics” provide practitioners with the “what” of professional and socially responsible conduct. Applying Forni’s Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct can enhance the “PMI Code of Ethics” with specific actions and behavior and support more effective management of project management processes, especially communications. The discussions that may result can further benefit project managers and their teams.

The New Logical Framework: A Tool for an Effective Development Project Design

by Peter Pfeiffer, PMP

The Logical Framework (LF), also known as the Logframe, is generally referred to as a planning tool. The author demonstrates how a new tool, called the New Logframe (NLF), goes a step further in order to increase the effectiveness of project design. The result is a tool that is more practical, summarizes critical project information and is fundamental for strategic planning projects.

Ethics in Project Management

by Giovanni Giazzon

When discussing cultural and social behaviors, laws and the intersection with a professional career in a regulated market, being ethical means conforming to accepted standards of conduct. A recent trip and enlightening class brought the issue front and center to an experienced PM.

Your Ethics or Mine?

by Andy Jordan

Not all clients are created ethically equal. When different organizations with different ethical approaches work together, how do you find a working relationship everyone is comfortable with?

The Triple Constraint of Project Ethics

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

What does it mean to be an ethical person? The English language has an unambiguously simple answer. It means: Do the right thing. We might then ask, what does "doing the right thing" mean for a project manager?

Do What You Said You Will Do

by Mike Griffiths

Ethics are the foundation of long-term performance and job satisfaction. This article explains this link and draws some observations for making better decisions.

Code of Conduct, Code of Honor: Why You Need an Ethics Policy

by Mike Donoghue

Who are you as a company? How do you describe the place you work, the people you work with and the value you bring to the corporate landscape? Why would anyone want to do business with you for any length of time, and how do you communicate that?

What to Do When Your Boss Wants You to Cross the Line

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

There comes a time for all of us when we get asked to cross the line. Sometimes it’s a small thing, almost inconsequential. Sometimes, what we are asked to do is much more significant. These are all common situations, and will occur to all of us at some point in our careers. The challenge is what we do when faced with one of these situations.

How Do You Know You're Behaving Ethically?

by Andy Jordan

In theory, acting ethically is a simple matter of right and wrong. In reality, it’s more complex than that. There are a lot of gray areas that are far less simple and straightforward to differentiate between. How do PMs navigate the minefield?

Ethics: A Means to an End?

by John Reiling

Ethics is not always black and white, but by applying a few simple principles, you can navigate your way with confidence through the messiest of project situations.

Ethics, Professionalism and Manners

by Kevin Coleman

The increased pressures that program and project managers will face may come into direct or indirect conflict with ethics, professionalism and morals. And all of these attributes are valuable when you examine the career growth of individuals.

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