The mechanical engineering manager has reported to you, a project manager, that the work due at the end of this week is going to be two weeks late. Your manager has requested that you do not report this to senior management. What does the code require you to do?
- Because the manager has helped you in the past, you do not report the slip, and hope that the work gets back on schedule in the near future.
- Issue a revised status report that does not show the work so that the slippage will not be noticed.
- Wait until the work is complete, and then report the slippage.
- Report the status timely and accurately.
The correct answer is 4.
According to the PMI code of ethics, the mandatory standards of honesty states that “We do not engage in or condone behavior that is designed to deceive others, including but not limited to, making misleading or false statements, stating half-truths, providing information out of context or withholding information that, if known, would render our statements as misleading or incomplete.” This means that we must be honest about project status, even if it is not good news and not what our manager requests us to do.
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