Code of Ethics

Professional organizations such as the Project Management Institute are taking a serious look at developing the requirements for a professional project manager. In a paper by Ireland, Pike, and Schrock, this subject was described by an ethics obligation matrix (see Figure 8-7) and a code of ethics (see Table 8-4).5 The reader can expect to see more published literature in the near future on topics such as this.

4 This observation is in conflict with the observations of Harold Kerzner, ''The R&D Project Manager," Project

Management Quarterly, June 1981, pp. 20-24.

5 L. R. Ireland, W. J. Pike, and J. L. Schrock, "Ethics for Project Managers," Proceedings of the 1982 PMI


Figure 8-7. Ethics obligation matrix.
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