The institute code of conduct supersedes any other document that regulates the conduct of members, their relationship or purpose to confer authority to Institute of Project Management Professionals or any structure falling under or formed by Institute of Project Management Professionals. The code of conduct binds the governing council and all other structures established by IPMP, whether under the code of conduct or any document purporting to confer such authority.
Enforcement of the Institute Code
Any members(s) who allege(s) that:
- An act or omission of any person or group of persons; or
- Failure to observe or carry out the terms of an order of direction made or given under code of conduct, constitutes a violation of this code of conduct and contempt of the Judicial Committee.
- This shall in the case of Executive Board and Governing Council of IPMP, constitute a ground for removal from office.
- In the case of any members without any official position he/she shall be referred to the Professional Conduct & Ethics Committee of the institute for appropriate action.
IPMP members subscribe to its core values knowns as POCIP:
- Professional Competence and Due Care: Members have a continuing duty to maintain professional knowledge and skill at the level required to ensure that a client or employer receives competent professional service based on current developments in practice, legislation and techniques. IPMP Members should act diligently and in accordance with applicable technical and professional standards when providing professional services.
- Objectivity: Members are not allowing bias, conflict of interest or undue influence of others to override professional or business judgments.
- Confidentiality: Members are to respect the confidentiality of information acquired as a result of professional and business relationships and should not disclose any such information to third parties without proper and specific authority unless there is a legal or professional right or duty to disclose. Confidential information acquired as a result of professional and business relationships should not be used for the personal advantage of the IPMP Members or third parties.
- Integrity: Members are to be straightforward and honest in all professional and business relationships.
- Professional Behaviour: Members are to comply with relevant laws and regulations and should avoid any action that discredits the profession.