PMP / PMI-ACP Certification Study Notes – Professional and Social Responsibility

PMP Professional and Social Responsibility

Introduction: This section of my PMP® Exam Study Notes is a summary of the Professional and Social Responsibility published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) that applies to all professional certification holders including PMP® and PMI-ACP®. Students preparing for the PMP® exam or the PMI-ACP® exam should understand and memorize these as the Professional and Social Responsibility would be tested during the exams.

Note: I have recorded in details about my PMP® exam or PMI-ACP® exam experience and also a Complete Guide for the PMP® Certification. Hope such information would be helpful to PMP® or PMI-ACP® aspirants.


  • in the best interest of the society, public and environment
  • accept assignments consistent with skills and fulfill commitments
  • accept stretch assignment when the assigner is fully aware of the skill gaps
  • own error and make corrections
  • uphold laws and regulations
  • report illegal/unethical activities substantiated with facts
  • ask for direction should the decision is beyond assigned authority


  • show respect to others
  • listen and understand others
  • conduct in a professional manner, even if not reciprocated
  • resolve conflicts directly
  • negotiate in good faith
  • do not influence others for personal benefits
  • respect others rights


  • transparency in decision making
  • be objective
  • provide equal access to information, equal opportunities
  • disclose any conflict of interests and refrain from making decisions in case of conflict of interest
  • do not deny opportunities base on personal considerations
  • do not discriminate
  • apply rules without favoritism or prejudice


  • understand the truth and be truthful
  • honour commitments
  • not to deceive others
  • not engage in dishonest behavior for personal gain / at the expense of others


Other articles in the series PMP® Exam Preparation
  1. An Introduction to PMBOK Guide 5th Edition: Knowledge Areas, Processes and Process Groups
  2. How to Study for PMI PMP? Learn PMI-ism First!
  3. PMP Certification Study Notes 1 - Terms and Concepts
  4. PMP Certification Study Notes 2/3 - Project Management Processes and Knowledge Areas
  5. PMP Certification Study Notes 4 - Project Integration Management
  6. PMP Certification Study Notes 5 - Project Scope Management
  7. PMP Certification Study Notes 6 - Project Time Management
  8. PMP Certification Study Notes 7 – Project Cost Management
  9. PMP Certification Study Notes 8 - Project Quality Management
  10. PMP Certification Study Notes 9 - Project Human Resource Management
  11. PMP Certification Study Notes 10 - Project Communication Management
  12. PMP Certification Study Notes 11 - Project Risk Management
  13. PMP Certification Study Notes 12 - Project Procurement Management
  14. PMP Certification Study Notes 13 - Project Stakeholder Management
  15. PMP / PMI-ACP Certification Study Notes - Professional and Social Responsibility
  16. PMP Formulas and Calculation for PMP Certification Demystified
  17. Are You PMP Exam Ready? List of Free PMP Mock Exam Questions w/w Benchmark
  18. PMP Earned Value Management (EVM) Calculation Explained in Simple Terms
  19. Top Tips for Tackling PMP EVM Questions (20+ Practice Questions Included)
  20. PMP Exam Glossary Flashcard [A,B]
  21. PMP Exam Glossary Flashcard [C,D]
  22. PMP Exam Glossary Flashcard [E,F,G]
  23. PMP Exam Glossary Flashcard [H,I,J,K,L]
  24. PMP Exam Glossary Flashcard [M,N,O]
  25. PMP Exam Glossary Flashcard [P]
  26. PMP Exam Glossary Flashcard [Q,R]
  27. PMP Exam Glossary Flashcard [S]
  28. PMP Exam Glossary Flashcard [T,V,W]

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Edward Chung aspires to become a full-stack web developer and project manager. In the quest to become a more competent professional, Edward studied for and passed the PMP Certification, ITIL v3 Foundation Certification, PMI-ACP Certification and Zend PHP Certification. Edward shares his certification experience and resources here in the hope of helping others who are pursuing these certification exams to achieve exam success.

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