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Ethics questions related to accepting gifts

Hi, I tried looking up details in the PMI Code of Ethics and other study material but do not get a clear hang of how to handle questions relating to accepting gifts

Few situations which I came across in the questions I attempted
1. Gifts offered early at the start of the project.
2. Gift offered at the end of the project as a reward.
3. Gifts offered to the team.

What should be the correct approach to handle such questions.

I searched through the previous posts but did not find anything relevant, apologies if this is a duplicate.




  • Accepted Answer

    Hello @alok_shukla1

    Welcome to PM Hangout.

    This is a good question and certainly not a duplicate.

    First of all, the chances of such questions appearing on the PMP exam are low after the Aug 2011 changes to the exam.

    It's hard to give an answer that fits all situations. We need to read the question carefully and answer it accordingly. But I've prepared a general guideline for my classroom students. In selecting the correct answer, make sure that the action given in the answer choice does NOT violate the following (ordered from most important to least important):

    • Fundamental human rights
    • Law of the land
    • Company policies
    • Local customs
    • Ethics

    Try to apply this guideline and see whether that helps. If you further questions, feel free to follow-up.

    Good luck.

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