Project managers (PMs) in a design-engineering firm, like David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), are faced with many ethical issues. Though DEA is an ethical company, it lacks a formalized Code of Ethics and ethics training for its employees. For DEA to maintain a unified front with regards to ethical situations, a company-wide Code of Ethics is imperative. This paper details why ethics is important, what issues a PM may encounter over the course of a project, company-specific ethical issues that may be raised, and how DEA can create a Code of Ethics that will match with the company’s culture and philosophy. Through the creation of a Code of Ethics DEA, will be able to give direction and guidance to all company employees and provide PMs with good resources should they be faced with tough ethical decisions.
Haid, Lydia, "Doing the Right Thing: A study of ethical project management behavior at a design-engineering firm" (2003). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 1453.