He shall at all times order his conduct to safeguard the public interest and to the best of his ability uphold the reputation and dignity of the Profession".
2. Members shall ensure that they have got enough knowledge in the chosen fields and have proper understanding of relevant legislation, regulations and standards, and that they adhere to such requirements.
4. Members shall not disclose to a third party any confidential information acquired in the course of their professional practice, or use such information for personal gain or for the benefit of a third party without the prior written permission of the employer or client, or at the direction of a court of law.
5. Members shall act with integrity while dealing with fellow members and with the members of other professions with whom they are related in a professional capacity and shall not do any activity that is against the professional status.
6. Members shall endeavor to upgrade their professional knowledge and skill and shall well informed of technological developments, procedures and standards which are relevant to their field, and shall encourage their subordinates to do likewise. (Don Gotterbarn, British Computer Society Code of Conduct, http://www.ccsr.cse.dmu.ac.uk/resources/professionalism/codes/Bcs.html, retrieved on 31st March, 2009)
Each member of BCS should adhere to the above rules and must know that if there is any conflict in the member's professional life with regard to the personal interest and duty to others, the duty to the society must prevail. Failure in adhering to any of the stipulated conduct rules will harm the ethics of the profession and it may lead to IS project failure.
If a professional during professional practice fails to safeguard public health and safety, and does harm to the environment he will be ruining himself as he is also a member of the very community. His action will attract public concern and the activity of the very profession will be termed as anti social. This will in turn affect the success of the IS project and ultimately the project will become a total failure.
A professional must have thorough knowledge in the relevant field. Or else, he could not perform well in his job. Failure in carry out the entrusted work in time will affect the whole project. The quality will be lost and the clients will be dissatisfied and this in turn will adversely affect the progress of the professin itself. If the professional does not have proper knowledge in relevant legislations and other standards and regulations, how could he carry out the entrusted work. Whatever he does will only invite litigation and other hardships. Ultimately these incapabilities will cause the winding of the project bringing in unemployment and other related