Agile and Ethics
Recognized professions, Doctors, Lawyers, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) all subscribe to codes of ethics that govern how they interact with customers, peers and other stakeholders. As agile practitioners, should we establish and enforce our own ethical standards, follow existing guidance from other entities or continue in an environment of self regulation and accept any long term risks associated with that decision?
As a licensed CPA, I will review some existing sources of ethical standard and explore with participants those professional standards which should or could apply to agile practitioners.
Outline/Structure of the Experience Report
Ethics for Agile Practitioners
What makes up Ethics and Professional Standards and why is this an important topic.
An overview of ethical standards and enforcement organizations
Overview of Professional Standards and discussion of which ones should apply to the practice of agility
Potential pitfalls if we fail to take action
Participants should leave the session with an appreciation of the importance of ethical guidelines and professional standards in the agile space. This includes understanding the potential benefits of adopting a uniform code of ethics and risks associated with failure to do so.
Agile consultants in-house and external
Prerequisites for Attendees
There are no prerequisites for this session.