Pay attention to the ethics of the PMP

Pay attention to the ethics of the PMP

It is not in The PMBOK. However, The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct can be found on the PMP exam. This section is sometimes referred to as The Social Responsibility Section of the PMP. Many people take this section of the PMP exam as a given and don’t bother to study it. Although the few pages may seem simple at first, you will be glad that you studied this topic during your studies. The PMP Exam can pose some difficult questions, as you may have heard. PMI sent me a small booklet containing a few pages titled Social Responsibility and Ethics after I signed up online for the PMP Exam. You can also find this booklet online in.PDF format, or within the PMP Handbook. The booklet begins by describing who the guidelines apply to, and then there are four important chapters with sections on Mandatory Standards as well as Aspirational Standards. The PMI Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct (neither Knowledge Area nor Process Group) applies to all PMI members. For example, a non-member who is not certified to PMI can still volunteer for the organization and be subject to the code. Chapter
MandatoryStandards
AspirationalStandards
Responsibilities
Takethehighroadwithlawsandethics.
Protectwhistleblowers.

Considerbestinterestsofsociety,safety,&environment.
Takeownershipofmistakes.
Fulfillcommitments.

Respect
Protectpropertyrights.
Negotiateingoodfaith.
Don’tabuseothersorpositionsofpower.

Conductactivitiesinaprofessionalmanner.
Resolveconflictsdirectly.
Valueotherpeople,cultures,andopinions.

Fairness
Nofavoritismordiscrimination.
Avoidordiscloseconflictsofinterest.

Betransparentindecisionprocesses.
Periodicallyassessyourimpartiality.
Provideequalaccesstoinformation.

Honesty
Maintainanatmosphereofnon-deceit.
Neverpartakeindishonestgain.

Promoteanenvironmentoftruth.
Provideaccurateinformation.
Ensuretruthfulcommunications.

There are many things you should remember when it comes to test scenarios. Remember that bribes are not allowed. There will be many situations that require your situational awareness response. The best answer is the one that solves the problem directly, quickly, openly and fairly. You don’t have to answer with what you would do. But, how should the PMI boy/girl Scout project manager address the situation? The Appendix with Glossary – This is more than just a review of the chapters. There are two Appendixes A and B at the back. Appendix A provides information about the history of the Ethics Standard as well as the process used to create it. Although it is not possible to test, it provides a background for why the ethics standard exists. Appendix B is the glossary that contains 8 terms. One of these terms could be included in the exam. These terms are: Abusive Manner Conflict of Interest, Duty to Loyalty, Conflict of Intent, Duty of Loyalty. The PMI Member, PMI Sponsored Activities, Practitioner, PMI Volunteer. The exam might ask about conflict of interest. A long definition is provided. Or, it might ask about a practitioner in a particular situational scenario. Pop Quiz: It wouldn’t be fair for you to leave without taking a Pop Quiz after reading this paper. Scenario: You, the PM, are traveling to a foreign country and a government representative asks you for money.