Overview/Description

What does being ethical mean? How does one make the best ethical choice in a complex project management environment? What are legal requirements, and how can you spot the moment when conflict of interest has occurred? In today’s world, managers must have a clear comprehension of these ethical responsibilities. Managers must also be aware of their professional duty to contribute to the body of project management knowledge, to pass on that knowledge to others, and to assess and enhance individual competence. This course teaches prospective managers techniques for making ethical choices; contract elements for legal requirements, and how to manage conflicts of interest. It also suggests ways to share lessons learned, and to enhance personal abilities.

Target Audience

This series is targeted specifically for project managers, project team members, functional managers with employees assigned to project teams, project stakeholders, any team manager or member interested in project management, executives committed to their organization’s growth, managers required to take on new challenges, and top managers with vision.
Expected Duration 3.0 hours

Lesson Objectives:

  • Ensuring Integrity:
    • Recognize the benefits of ensuring integrity in project management.
    • Select examples of the basic elements needed to make an ethical decision.
    • Apply the basic elements of ethical decision-making in a hypothetical situation.
    • Select examples of the three elements of a legal contract.
    • Match principles used to avoid conflict of interest with examples
    • Apply principles to avoid conflict of interest in a given business scenario.
  • Contributing to the Knowledge Base:
    • Recognize the value of contributing to the knowledge base.
    • Select examples of the elements necessary for management of the knowledge base.
    • Select examples of techniques for sharing lessons learned.
    • Select skills for transferring knowledge effectively.
  • Applying Professional Knowledge:
    • Recognize the benefits of evaluating personal competencies and skills.
    • Select examples of the three core competencies in which to improve project management.
    • Associate the activities necessary for understanding personal strengths and weaknesses with examples.
    • Employ the activities necessary for assessing personal strengths and weaknesses in a given business scenario.