Selecting a Project Team

The IEEE-CS/ACM joint task force on Software Engineering Ethics and Professional Practices (SEEPP) has developed a code of ethics for software engineers. It contains eight sets of guiding principles:

1. Public— Software engineers shall act consistently with the public interest.

2. Client and employer— Software engineers shall act in a manner that is in the best interests of their client and employer, and that is consistent with the public interest.

3. Product— Software engineers shall ensure that their products and related modifications meet the highest professional standards possible.

4. Judgment— Software engineers shall maintain integrity and independence in their professional judgment.

5. Management— Software engineering managers and leaders shall subscribe to and promote an ethical approach to the management of software development and maintenance.

6. Profession— Software engineers shall advance the integrity and reputation of the profession consistent with the public interest.

7. Colleagues— Software engineers shall be fair to and supportive of their colleagues.

8. Self— Software engineers shall participate in lifelong learning regarding the practice of their profession, and promote an ethical approach to the practice of the profession.

Principles 7 and 8 contain language that is pertinent to the formation and maintenance of teams. As we delve into the "personalities of project teams," it is relevant that we, as project managers and leaders, keep in mind that we are the guardians of our staff. In addition to maintaining awareness of our own actions toward the team, we can encourage the team to behave ethically toward each other as well as themselves.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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