The following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Introduction: In this section, you will briefly introduce the ethical principles and the ethical “problem” or scenario from chosen “issue” facing your organization or industry, this will be your topic. You will articulate how the analysis of the “topic” will be used to draft ethical codes of conduct for the organization. The organization may be real and known to you, or fictional but if so you will need to identify the associated industry.
Choose and explain the ethical problem (see list) caused by the issue that this project intends to cover and what principles (see Appendix A) directly relate. Be sure to address what your analysis that follows will ultimately aim to do and how it will be used for by others.
Identify and briefly describe the technologies that are to be measured by the principle or virtue based on your research. Use evidence where appropriate.
II. Analysis: In this section, you will state what the quantitative and qualitative interpreted facts that are associated with your topic, and establish the criteria that will help form the basis later to recommendations as to how organizations should respond to similar ethical issues and incidents.
State and explain two to four objectives of undertaking this project to investigate the chosen ethical issue. In others words, what do you expect the project accomplish, and how does it support the overall lessons learned in the course?
Provide a project description that explains the purpose of this project in your words and state clearly the process you are taking to build the analysis. What are the desired results at the end of the project?
State the key technological attributes that will be part of the factual incidents called to question in order to effectively analyze the issue. In other words, why specifically is technology in need of an ethical analysis? Is this “problem or issue” a technology “problem or issue” or is it organizational?
III. Impact on the Workplace/Environment: In this section, you will research and then describe two ethical instances or cases that relate to your prior sections, to the chosen ethical issue introduced in Milestone One. In this section you will also present a comparative analysis from how others have faced similar challenges and succeeded or failed, and why. Name the criteria behind what you are investigating in order to determine if the solution or closure may be applicable refer to evidence where appropriate.
Example One: Select one example of similar topic and context and briefly describe the “facts” what took place and the resolution.
Example Two: Select one example of similar topic and context and briefly describe the “facts” what took place and the resolution.
Comparative Analysis: Referring to what you learned in your research on the cases or instances above, explain one specific way in which your chosen organization s benefiting from these lessons, and evaluate the value if you were to adopt the same approach as in either example.
IV. Codes of Conduct: In this section, you will discuss the rationale for the organization producing its own code of ethical conduct. You identify to start a series of attributes that will represent your organizations IT code of conduct that will be presented to leadership. You will need to outline how each of the three attributes will influence your organization’s approach to dealing with information technology concepts by staff professionals and leadership referring back to the technology criteria that you identified in section II.
Attribute One: Explain how this will attribute will reflect the cultural and regulatory demands from the ethical use of technology of your business. Be sure to address any factors similar to others in this industry and how your approach meets requirements, and where there will be gaps.
V. Recommendations: In this section, you will recommend what you believe is most appropriate in terms of ethical and social behavior for the business based on how the organization will use and view information technology in their operations, interactions, and relationships.
A. Recommend an ethical vision for the business, and defend why it is appropriate. You may compare with statements from other organizations of similar stature but highlight the aspects that raise the bar of ethics for technology, engineering, and social responsibility.
B. Explain the overall benefits from your recommended approach for responding to similar issues facing your business.
C. How will your code of conduct position your business for future growth?
VI. Related Considerations: In this section, you will briefly explain what the organization must consider in regard to relationships and partnerships if they choose to adopt your recommendations.
Briefly explain what your business should consider in regard to security and privacy as you seek out third-party vendors for the proposed codes of conduct.
Briefly describe the internal safeguards that should be put in place in your business to guard against loss or misuse of company data from failing to follow these codes of conduct. Provide examples of remediation.
VII. Lessons Learned: In this final section, offer a closing series of statements that reflect the overall work collected into this document. How has the process supported an understanding of topical ethical practices, problem solving, and reporting to the organization.