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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – A Day To Serve

January 17, 2010

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

To my students, I remind you to find and read the PMI Code of Ethics as preparation for this week’s class.  The PMI Code of Ethics was updated in 2006.  It now includes references to diversity and sustainability.  The basic values of the Global Project Management community are responsibility, respect, fairness, and honesty.

As Project Managers we are, and should be, held to higher standard.  Events of the past couple of years have shown us what happens when people do not value responsibility, respect, fairness and honesty.  We live in world filled with challenges.  How we conduct ourselves when we are faced with challenges defines who we are and what we value.

One of the things I value most as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is the common code of ethics I share with my fellow practitioners.  We must each do our part to make the world a better place and hold one another accountable to be responsible, respectful, fair and honest.

Enjoy the holiday and celebrate a man who devoted his life to serving others.

Related articles:

PMI Board Approves Update to Core Values (PMI Today Jan 2010)

Addressing Tough Issues Through Ethical Analysis (PMI Today December 2008)

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