The PMI takes professional responsibility seriously, and indeed it is one of the main aims of the PMI to increase the professionalism of project management. Accordingly, if you sit the PMP or CAPM exam you will be required to know what the PMI expects. If you are taking the exams, you will be tested on your use of judgement, ethics, and responsibility. Specifically the questions will be based on the following areas:
Those taking the PMP exam will be required to sign up to the PMI's code of professional conduct. The PMI says:
You will find a full transcript of this code in the PMP handbook, which is available to download from the PMI's website (http://www.pmi.org/).
The PMP code of professional conduct governs two areas of responsibility for the project management professional:
The full code of conduct can be found in the PMP Certification Handbook which is downloadable from the PMI website. Responsibilities to the profession of project management include:
Responsibilities to customers and the public is concerned with the candidate's responsibility to:
In essence, the professional code of conduct is concerned with your acting honestly and ethically and putting the needs of the project above your own. If you can do this, not only will the questions relating to the code of conduct in the exam be simple, but you will become respected as a professional and trustworthy project manager.
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