The decisions you're making every day as a project manager may not lead you to an ethical crossroads. However, if they do, keeping good PM ethics in check can stop you from going down the wrong path.
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When your team members start asking difficult questions, what do you do? Here's some advice on treading that fine line between professionalism and fairness when peoples' jobs are in doubt.
Does the "doctor-patient" privilege apply in the world of the Program Management Office? To which of your customers do you owe the greatest loyalty?
This entry in the series on why projects fail discusses reason No. 7: cultural and ethical misalignment. Is the culture of the organization defined by what it contributes to society or by greed? Does your organization support project work? Do you understand the ethics of your organization and do you agree? Are you following leaders blindly?
Do ethics still play an important role in the project world these days? You bet! So much so that several incidents have occurred that have urged this writer to write about his trials and tribulations with the goal of sharing lessons learned.
What if we really were a profession? What would be the implications for project managers, the companies that employ them or for the associations that promote and support project management as a discipline? What follows over the next few columns is a portrait of what this brave new world would look like and some of the challenges that each of these groups would face as a result. In Part 2, we look at what it would mean for the profession.
What if we really were a profession? What would be the implications for project managers, the companies that employ them or for the associations that promote and support project management as a discipline? This article continues our portrait of what this brave new world would look like and some of the challenges that each of these groups would face as a result.
In the world of outsourcing and offshoring, a mess of politics, ethics and confusion awaits. And surprisingly, it's not just about the money. This feature defines the terms, explores some history and looks at the challenges facing companies today.
RFPs are a double-edged sword for many vendors. In the first article, we looked at the challenges with layout and content. In this second installment, we look at the challenges vendors experience in the process from the point they are made aware of the RFP to the submission of the bid.
Why are project managers afraid to stop projects? So often after being assigned to a project, project managers try to run before they walk. This is especially common when the project is already in progress. You can quickly get caught up in the momentum of work and forget to question whether the work is justified. If this is truly the case, shouldn’t more projects be stopped? What if it means losing your job?