Ethics Paper


  • Watch the "Why Ethics Matter" video offered by the Project Management Institute. The video is posted under Required Reading/Videos, however, if you have trouble with the embedded video, here is a link to the website: Why Ethics Matter.  If you use the link, please confirm you are watching the correct video. If the assignment doesn't make sense to you, it may be that your browser is redirecting you to the wrong video.  This video begins with a woman speaking about ethics.  In the bottom right corner it says "PMI Dallas, TX".
  • Read the PMI® Ethical Decision Making Framework document. A link is posted under Required Reading/Videos.

This assignment is a paper written in APA format.  Create an appropriate subheading for each of the three questions below. Then provide your answer (for each question) that fully examines, assesses, or compares the required information. To earn full credit, answers must address the requirements from the rubric. The paper must be 2-4 pages (600-1200 words) total length. In addition, a cover page and reference page are required. Davenport University requires APA format for papers.

1. Based on what you learned from watching the video and reading the Ethics Framework, identify one ethical issue / dilemma that the project managers may face. Be specific. Discuss the complexity of the issue.

2. Using the ethical issue you identified in question 1 above, identify and describe 2 alternative courses of action that a project manager could take to resolve the ethical issue.

3.  Choose one of the two aternative courses of action you identified in question 2.  Explain and defend why you feel this is an ethically sound solution.

Assignment Rubric.  Please review the rubric for this assignment before you begin.  It is posted as a PDF file in the Rubrics post in the Syllabus area.

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