A Word From Our President

July 2017

Dear Members,

Susan Kennedy, PMP

Ethics and Project Management 

As project managers and leaders, our role is to lead by example, maintain ethical standards, and help others make ethical decisions. Like so many other aspects of project management, it all starts with you.

The PMI Code of Ethics was created a little over 10 years ago, and is a requirement for ongoing membership or certification. As a reminder, here are the four primary values:

  • Responsibility - Taking responsibility for decisions we make or fail to make
  • Respect - Showing regard for ourselves, others and resources entrusted to us
  • Fairness - Making decisions objectively and acting impartially
  • Honesty - Understanding the truth, acting and communicating in a truthful manner

PMI developed a self-assessment tool to help leaders reflect on ethical decision making. Not all the situations will apply to you, but it's an interesting exercise and may help keep the code fresh in your mind. After you take the assessment, PMI thoughtfully included a template to help create your own development plan for anything noted as a red flag.

I thought you might enjoy this as a refresher on our code of ethics, and as part of your summer mental relaxation program. Here's a link to more info from PMI on the ethics topic.

July 13 Dinner Meeting 

This month Tony Johnson will talk about "Bringing Out Your Inner Product Owner." Tony will share ways to incorporate product ownership skills to further your project management responsibility and career. 

Before dinner Sarah McKinzie will be facilitating the free ½ PDU Pre-Dinner warm-up in the Poolside Room at Brookhaven, 6:00-6:30. Sarah is a life skills coach and has an interesting perspective on applying Agile methods to raising teenagers. 

Our free Career Resources program will be available from 5:30-6:30.  Want to connect with others or share ideas about job opportunities? Join Lois Montague and the recruiters in the Fireside Room. Pick up a Blue Dot sticker to indicate you're looking for a job, or a Green Dot if you're looking for new talent. 

Our meetings are full of networking opportunities, training and information. Plus before dinner members have access to FREE benefits such as the Book Review program, PM Library and more. Get the most from your PMI Dallas Chapter membership and Pre-register now

June 15 Dinner Meeting 

"Product Focused Project Management," by Curt Raschke, was last month's dinner topic. Warren Durham facilitated the free ½ PDU Pre-Dinner warm-up on project management topics. Frank Zaber offered Professional Portraits. Lois Montague coordinated our Career Resources room with recruiters and job seekers networking before dinner. 

Want to get more from your PMI Dallas Chapter membership?  Join us at any event, volunteer to help or let us hear from you.

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Susan Kennedy, PMP

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