The LondonIPM works with NGO’s, The World bank and UN agencies to deliver training programs for the developing world. We were awarded best African education partner by AfricaBusinessForum.com and AfricaGlobalTrade.com. We examine the challenges faced in development projects and convey the principles of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Code of Ethics and Professional conduct.
Some of those challenges are:
Interpersonal project team conflicts. Challenges with project sponsors. Vendor negotiations. Cultural differences. Government regulations. Project professionals interact with many different types of people, and often are faced with various ethical dilemmas throughout their careers.
In the NGO world, most of the work is structured as a project or series of projects, with a prescribed beginning, middle, and end. NGO staff – whether programmatic or operational – are asked to use limited resources to define and set goals, organize, plan, and manage the project work, and deliver on time and on budget. The skills necessary to accomplish these goals are often complicated by the unique business culture of the non-profit, including funding cycles, organizational policies, frameworks and metrics, time zone differences, and variable staff skills. Managers come to the table as technical or content experts, but may not have the necessary project management skills to achieve all of the project goals and objectives.
The (PMI®) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct:
As practitioners of project management, we are committed to doing what is right and honourable. We set high standards for ourselves and we aspire to meet these standards in all aspects of our lives—at work, at home, and in service to our profession.
This Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct describes the expectations that we have of ourselves and our fellow practitioners in the global project management community. It articulates the ideals to which we aspire as well as the behaviours that are mandatory in our professional and volunteer roles.
The purpose of this Code is to instil confidence in the project management profession and to help an individual become a better practitioner. We do this by establishing a profession-wide understanding of appropriate behaviour We believe that the credibility and reputation of the project management profession is shaped by the collective conduct of individual practitioners.