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Before beginning this discussion, read the Project Management Institute (PMI) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (Links to an external site.) for project managers and review the Weekly Lecture.
During discussions about resource allocations, Sandra, one of your team members in the Cool Widgets scenario, suggests a resource in New York who could deliver the training to the employees in that office. Sandra has worked with the resource before and enthusiastically recommends the firm. This is a welcomed idea because the location of the Cool Widgets office is in a small town, a two-hour drive north of New York City. After the meeting, you discover by accident that the resource is Sandra’s brother, who owns and operates the training company she has recommended. After reviewing the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, identify which potential ethical violations exist. Explain why Sandra’s recommendation could have ethical problems, then explain how you will address the resource recommendation by your team member. Your initial response should be at least 400 words.