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How do you prepare a code of conduct for your team?

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Can someone give me some guidelines on how to prepare a code of conduct for the project team? Is the project manager responsible for creating this code of conduct? If not, then who is?
asked 8 years ago by anonymous

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Codes of conduct can be developed at many different levels of an organization.  For example, the HP Way was developed at the executive level by Hewlett and Packard.  There is a very interesting article about the development of a code of conduct at About.com: http://humanresources.about.com/od/glossaryc/qt/code-of-conduct.htm .

My suggestion would be to start with the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (which can be found at http://www.pmi.org/About-Us/Ethics/~/media/PDF/Ethics/ap_pmicodeofethics.ashx) and consider how you might extend that to your project team.  You may also consider any special circumstances dictated by your industry or company.  For example, while working as a project manager at a Las Vegas casino, I had to agree not to gamble at any of the company's properties in Las Vegas or elsewhere.
answered 8 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points) edited 8 years ago by MaplePM

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