Scenario: This scenario is about the development of a system in which the discussion between the Project Manager and the Senior Developer is made. The Project Manager asked the Senior Developer to deliver the project until coming Monday. But, the Senior Developer denied the decision of Manager. After asking for the reason by the Project Manager, the Developer said: “We are left with testing phase of the system due to unavailability of tester”. It is not possible to deliver the system to the client without performing testing, which could impact the overall performance of the system in some manner. Senior Developer recommended delivering the project in some modules in order to provide them testing in the system’s final version. The delivery of the system without performing testing could impact the quality as well as the performance of the system. It might also result in system failure. As per the ACS code of ethics, it is completely wrong for the company. So, it is important to deliver the project only after performing each phase. It will result in achieving a high market value for the company. All the values related to the ACS code must be followed by the company to achieve success in the project.
ACS Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
The ACS Code of professional refers to the Australian computer society. An essential feature of this profession is the need for its member to abide by the code of ethics. For the ACS, this code is developed as the Code of Professional Conduct and is a part of the Regulations of the Society. All these regulations are applied to the ACS members who work in the field of information and communication technology. This Code of Professional Conduct has the main focus on the six core ethical values and other related requirements for professional conduct.
The very task of an ACS member is to sustain and advance the integrity, dignity, and efficacy of being professional. In addition to being a good and a law-abiding citizen, this causes your conformance to the following ACS Values.
- The Primacy of Public Interest: Public interests will be considered above those of personal, business or other sectional interests.
- Professionalism: This means that you will boost the reliability of the ACS and the respect of its members for each other. In a situation of conflict between the values, the prevalence of public interest takes precedence over the other values. The Code of Professional Conduct aims specifically at you as an individual practitioner and is projected as a guideline for your acceptable professional conduct.
- The Enhancement of Quality of Life: You will need to struggle in order to boost the quality of life of those affected by your work.
- Competence: It is sure that you will work proficiently and thoroughly for all your stakeholders.
- Honesty: It is important for you to be honest with the representation of the skills, knowledge and the services and the products.
- Professional Development: This will aid in enhancing your own professional growth and that of your staff.