PJM 6210 Communication Skills for Project Managers:
Week 6 – Lesson 6
Ethics Research & Presentation – Part 1
Overview and Rationale
For this assignment, you will utilize a minimum of two peer reviewed articles in addition to PMI’s
Code of Ethics to write an essay demonstrating your understanding of the key roles ethics plays in
the process of planning, managing, and controlling communications in a project setting.
Program and Course Outcomes
This assignment is directly linked to the following key learning outcomes from the course syllabus:
• LO10: Evaluate the role ethics plays in the process of planning, managing, and controlling
communications in a project setting.
In addition to these key learning outcomes, you will also have the opportunity to evidence
the following skills through completing this assignment:
• Critical thinking and analysis
• Technical Competency
Essential Components & Instructions
Utilizing one of the four values from PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, write an essay
describing why your chosen value is necessary for successful execution of planning, managing, and
controlling communications in a project setting (paragraph 1). Also, state the ramifications to the
project if the value is absent (paragraph 2). Use an example from your own experience that
illustrates, either positively, the necessity of the ethical value, or negatively, and ramifications of its
absence (paragraph 3).
This is a very short paper, and will be a great exercise in gathering peer reviewed research, reading
and understanding the research and then synthesizing your thoughts in a very clear concise
manner. In the Blackboard assignment, I have provided a template for your use. The paper should
follow the following format:
Format & Guidelines
Below are some key guidelines you will want to ensure you follow in this assignment. Think of this
short list as a quality control checklist, along with the attached grading rubric.
• The document should be no more than 5 pages
o Page 1 = Title Page
o Page 2 = Abstract
o Page 3-4 = Introduction, three evidentiary body paragraphs, and conclusion
o Page 5 = References
• Document should professionally formatted using titles, headers, and bullets where
• You must include a title page and cite sources using a reference page according to APA 6th
edition guidelines
• Submission is free of grammatical errors and misspellings
• Double spaced, times new roman, 12 point font, 1 inch margins
• Direct quotes should account for no more that 15 percent of paper (use direct quotes
Please be sure to review the attached rubric. It along with these assignment instructions will ensure
you have a solid understanding of the assignment requirements.
Rubric(s) Communication Skills for Project Managers

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