Arabian Gulf Chapter, 8th Annual Conference, Seminars and Exhibition

MENA Chapter

Management by Faith
Presented by:

Dr.Dr.-Eng. Ismail Osman
Chairman & CEO, The Arab Contractors
³Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.´

PMI DRA, MENA Region President, PMI MENA Chapter

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1- Introduction 2- Study Objectives 3- Study Methodology 4- Scientific Background about Management by Faith 5- Relationship Analysis between Management and Faith 6- Case Studies 7- Conclusions & Recommendations 8- List of References
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. Human·s life is highly tied to management. Leadership arts always jump in view when management is mentioned. No doubt that human civilization was triggered when man began to utilize his mind and related logic to earn his living.

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. When life survival became increasingly sophisticated and diversified, man was forced to develop simple procedures to be more and more knowledgeable and comprehensive. Hence the strong biological ties with the leadership were found automatically and they in turn developed from muscle and tribal power to be a complementary to management arts.
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( ) . When the heavenly religions were consequently revealed, it formed a rich supplement to management and leadership arts, either handled in a positive way (Human relations, Justice, Systems, Planning«), or in a negative way (when some politicians used it as a heavenly camouflage to authoritarian purposes«). The ratios of the positive and negative impacts varied according to communities, tastes.
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. As a reaction to the negative impacts, some communities had rejected and isolated the faith from management and leadership scopes. Then faith in God was regarded by the radicals as the opium of nations, a claim which has been proved to be a mistake by the current experiences.

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. Hence, management sciences emphasized faith in God and addressed it to the people, to fulfill the spiritual needs and demands for human development.

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Focus on the effect of considering the faith dimension on project management success, especially in the middle east & north Africa region where there is a clear and obvious relationship between them. As known, the three heavenly religions were born in this region.
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Increasing the rate of PMI membership growth in MENA region through focusing the analogy between PMI management system and the faith rules. This will lead also to increase the number of applicants of these systems.
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International unification of project management systems taking into consideration the contribution of believers all over the world. This will enhance the management global system and guarantee its sustainability.

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PMI matrix Awareness Dimension Data about Belief, strategy, clarity of values and passion. Religious texts.
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Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). Heavenly religious books. Scientific Books. Scientific Magazines (PM Network).
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Proving the strong correlation between management system in the holy religious books and the latest PMI project management system (Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge) like initiation principles, planning, integration, quality, communication, cost, time control, human resource, risk control and documentation management.
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Supporting the current researches which look at the awareness as an essential dimension for project management success. Awareness is considered as a main rule in management by faith.

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Assuring the relationship between the people culture in MENA region and faith. This shows the essence of having faith as a complementary dimension for the success of project management.

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.  Hence , we can make sure of spreading out Modern Project Management systems which are correlated to the Faith in God, in our region. :   It is Internationally known that the criterion for selecting leaders includes the following performances:  Head turner  Rain maker ´ ³  Decision taker ´ ³
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´It is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know notµ
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If man¶s character was gifted by faith, hence the commence of the Human Super-Natural Power - i.e. The Unlimited Power - is available, as far it is too dangerous to invest it in evil objectives (It is interesting to realize that most religions recognize the existence of the Spirits and the Gunnies)

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Beliefs are the compass and maps that guide us toward our goals, and give us the surety to know we·ll get there. . In the most basic sense, a belief is any guiding principle, faith, or passion that can provide meaning and direction in life.
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Our beliefs about what we are, and what we can be, precisely determine what we will be. . Without beliefs or the ability to tap into them, people can be totally disempowered like a motorboat without a motor or radar.
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People who succeed know what they want, and Believe that they can get it.

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People who have changed history ² whether Prophet Mohamed, Christ, Mousses and scientists, thinkers such as Copernicus, Columbus, Edison, or Einstein ² have been the people who have changed our own beliefs and concepts.

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173- Men said to them: ´A great army is gathering against youµ: And frightened them: But it (only) increased their Faith: They said: ´For us Allah sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs.µ
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112- Nay,-whoever submits His whole self to Allah and is a doer of good,- He will get his reward with his Lord; on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
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Narrated Abi Al Abbas Abdullah Bin Abbas:

Once I was sitting behind the Prophet, he told me: O small boy, I·ll teach you some words (means: some precious wisdom): Keep Allah obligations (means: Obey Allah), Allah will take care of you (means: Allah will protect you), keep Allah obligations, Allah will be just before of you (means Allah will back you) . If you need something ask Allah only (means: do your best, then rely only on Allah for your needs), if need help ask Allah only for help (means: do your best, then rely only on Allah to help you). Know that if all the people oriented to back you for some of your causes, they will not back you except what Almighty Allah recorded in your fate page, and if all the people oriented to cause harm to you, they will not cause harm to you except what Almighty Allah recorded in your fate page. Fate records ink dried since, and no more records to be written (means: you must belief in the fate of Allah).
Translation from Al-Term-zee Book
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The prophet (pbuh) said: ´Man have no faith in Allah until he belief in fate both good and bad, and till he know that what hit him was not going to miss him, and which missed him was not going to hit himµ

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A strategy is a way of organizing and utilizing resources. Strategies are long-term plans, approaches, and methods that a system adopts to achieve the required objectives in a competitive environment. . A strategy without faith is deemed to failure.
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269- He granteth wisdom to whom He pleaseth; and he to whom wisdom is granted receiveth indeed a benefit overflowing; but none will grasp the Message but men of understanding.
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28- And so amongst men and crawling creatures and cattle, are they of various colours. Those truly fear Allah, among His Servants, who have knowledge: for Allah is Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving.
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Values, are the fundamental ethical, moral, and practical judgments we make about what is important, and what really matters and becomes a fact. . Values are Specific Belief Systems we have about what is right and wrong about our life.
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Values determine how we will cradle to any given experience in life. . Since values are specific, highly emotional connected to Beliefs, they come from the same sources of Beliefs.

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32- They said: ´Glory to Thee, of knowledge We have none, save what Thou Hast taught us: In truth it is Thou Who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom.µ
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17- « Thus doth Allah (by parables) show forth Truth and Vanity. For the scum disappears like forth cast out; while that which is for the good of mankind remains on the earth. Thus doth Allah set forth parables.
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Successful people have discovered a reason, a consuming, energizing, almost obsessive purpose that drives them to do and to grow it is the passion.
. Passion gives life power and juice and meaning. . Their is no greatness without a passion to be great.
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7- O ye who believe! If ye will aid (the cause of) Allah, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly.
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.PMBoK Projection of Ayat from the holy Koran related to management systems on the PMBoK matrix.

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Project Management

Project Integration Manag. ‡ Surah Al-Fajr ³23´ ‡ Surah An-Nahl ³43´ ‡ Surah An-Naba ³29´

Project Scope Management ‡ Surah An-Nahl ³68/69´ ‡ Surah Yusuf ³55´

Project Time Management ‡ Surah Youssef ³47/48´ ‡ Surah Aal-Omran ³194´

Project H.R. Management ‡ Surah Al-Qasas ³26´ ‡ Surah Al-Baqara ³44´ ‡ Surah Al-Dokhan ³32´

Project Quality Management ‡ Surah Al-Kahf ³95/97´ ‡ Surah Al-Saff ³2/3´

Project Cost Management ‡ Surah Al-Baqara ³282´ ‡ Surah Al-Forquan ³67´ ‡ Surah Al-Esraa ³27´

Project Communic. Manag. ‡ Surah Al-Hograt ³6´ ‡ Surah Al-Naml ³20/22´

Project Risk Management ‡ Surah Al-Kahf ³93/96´

Project Procurement ‡ Surah Al-Kahf ³96´ ‡ Surah Al-Anbiaa ³7´

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(... ... ): ´68/69³ 68- And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men's) habitations; Surah ´An-Nahlµ 69- And from the fruit of the date-palm and the vine, ye get out wholesome drink and food: behold, in this also is a sign for those who are wise. ´55³ ( ):

(Joseph) said: ´Set me over the store-houses of the land: I will indeed guard them, as one that knows (their importance).µ
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´47/48³ Surah ´Yusufµ Ayah ´47,48µ

( ... ): 194- ´Our Lord! Grant us what Thou didst promise unto us through Thine messengers, and save us from shame on the Day of Judgment: For Thou never breakest Thy promise.µ Surah ´Aal-E-Imranµ Ayah ´194µ
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26- Said one of the (damsels): ´O my (dear) father! engage him on wages: truly the best of men for thee to employ is the (man) who is strong and trustyµ.... Surah ´Al-Qasasµ Ayah ´26µ ( ): 44- Do ye enjoin right conduct on the people, and forget (To practise it) yourselves, and yet ye study the Scripture? Will ye not understand?
´44³ Surah ´Al-Baqaraµ Ayah ´44µ

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95- He said: ´(The power) in which my Lord has established me is better (than tribute): Help me therefore with strength (and labour): I will erect a strong barrier between you and them: 97- Thus were they made powerless to scale it or to dig through it.
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´You are the best community that has been raised up for mankind. You enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency: and you believe in God.µ (Aal-E-Imran 110)

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´If you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all people: for all the earth is mine, and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.µ Exodus 19:5-6 ³
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PM Network . . There are some respected researches oriented to add the Awareness Dimension to the Project Management Knowledge Dimensions and published by PM Network. As known, Awareness is a basic phase of Faith in God.
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Successful Project Management
Generally Accepted Project Management Knowledge & Practices

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General Managemen t Knowledge & Practices

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There are several management systems emerged from humans minds and are not faith-based, e.g. Some quotations from the Power Laws mentioned in ´The 48 Laws of POWER·; by : Robert Greene & Joost Elffers, PROFILE BOOKS, UK.

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So much depends on reputation-guard it with tour life.

´188³ 188- And do not eat up your property among yourselves for vanities, nor use it as bait for the judges, with intent that ye may eat up wrongfully and knowingly a little of (other) people's property. Surah: Al-Baqarah Ayah:µ188µ .

Court attention at all cost

´3³ And for those who fear Allah, He (ever) prepares a way out, Surah: Al-Talaq Ayah:µ3µ

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HOLY QURAN ´188³ . 188- And do not eat up your property among yourselves for vanities, nor use it as bait for the judges, with intent that ye may eat up wrongfully and knowingly a little of (other) people's property. Surah: Al-Baqarah Ayah:µ188µ .

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Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit.

Make other people come to you- use bait if necessary.

´165³ 165- It is He Who hath made you (His) agents, inheritors of the earth: He hath raised you in ranks, some above others: that He may try you in the gifts He hath given you: for thy Lord is quick in punishment: yet He is indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Surah: Al-Anaam Ayah:µ156µ
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Win through your actions, never through argument.

´159³ 159- It is part of the Mercy of Allah that thou dost deal gently with them Wert thou severe or harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about thee: so pass over (Their faults), and ask for (Allah's) forgiveness for them; and consult them in affairs (of moment). Then, when thou hast Taken a decision put thy trust in Allah. For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).

Surah: Al-Emran Ayah:µ159µ
Infection: Avoid the unhappy and the unlucky. ´79³ 79- Whatever good, (O man!) happens to thee, is from Allah; but whatever evil happens to thee, is from thy (own) soul. And We have sent thee as a Messenger to (instruct) mankind. And enough is Allah for a witness

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HOLY QURAN ´125³ 125- Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance. Surah: Al-Nahl Ayah:µ159µ

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Crush your enemy totally

: Keep others in suspended terror: Cultivate an air of unpredictability. ´60³ 60- It is He Who doth take your souls by night, and hath knowledge of all that ye have done by day; by day doth He raise you up again; that a term appointed be fulfilled; in the end unto Him will be your return; then will He show you the truth of all that ye did. Surah: Al-Anaam Ayah:µ60µ
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´59³ 59- O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and most suitable for final determination. Surah: Al-Neesa Ayah:µ59µ ´9³ 9- Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realise (it) not! Surah: Al-Baqarah Ayah:µ9µ
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HOLY QURAN ´42³ 42- And cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is). Surah: Al-Baqarah Ayah:µ43µ

management systems with the man-based ones
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Always say less than necessary.

´42³ 42- And cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is). Surah: Al-Baqarah Ayah:µ43µ

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6-1 Effect of Knowledge on the Success of the Project Management of Noah·s Ark Building

Project Management of Noah¶s Ark
Proj. Time Management
‡ Time Definition: Observing the flood evidence ‡ Schedule:
1- Faith mission time, flooding warning, and Ark¶s building and boarding preparations 2- Ark¶s boarding on flood evidence 3- Landing after flood ceased, and initiating a fresh faith community

Proj. Scope Management
‡ Scope definition: 1. Call for faith and warning of the flood punishment 2. Ark;s building and taking logistics preparations ‡ Scope Planning:

Proj. Integration Mang.
‡ Planning: Ark building for believer and creatures survival ‡ Expert Judgment: Noah¶s despair from his folk, God decided Noah¶s folk sunk ‡ Statistics: Number of believers and creatures

Determining the Ark's load, building materials, building procedures, and preparing logistics

‡ Planning : documentation was not needed as timber resources and logistic materials vast and the resources creator authorized Noah to tap the needed quantities. ‡ Cost Base Line:
From above Noah was authorized to tap the needed resources, and not to exceed either on material or time«

Project Cost Management

Project Quality Managem.
‡ Planning : 1- Humans quality (Believers) 2- Ark¶s gopher wood quality ‡ Specifications Compliance: Successful as the Ark survived flooding and sailing tests ‡ Customer Satisfaction:

Project H.R.Management
‡ Procurement Planning: Faith base ‡ Modeling: Noah¶s personally worked on the Ark's building ‡ Methodology: Faith in God base

Happiness of the believers and creatures for survival

Proj. Procurement Mang.
‡ Planning: Heavenly prior planning as far Noah¶s territory had gopher wood trees and surface asphalt source ‡ Expert Judgment:
God reveals to Noah¶s included the judgment of the creator of the wisdom, hence Noah followed and did not hesitate to execute

‡ Risk Identification:

Project Risk Management
1- Flood risk due to the mass unbelievers corruption 2- Social risks from unbelievers side Building a ship to avoid the overwhelming flood

Project Communic. Mang.
‡ Planning : 1. Revelations 2. Direct contact with Noah¶s community for faith purposes and warning the flood consequences of not believing ‡ Documentation:
Flood consequences was the best learning lessons and documentation

‡ Risk Avoidance: ‡ Risk Mitigation:

1. Consistency of faith and flood warning mission. 2. Risk of boarding and navigating the Ark

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Genesis, (6, 7) So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress [1] wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. [2] Make a roof for it and finish [3] the ark to within 18 inches [4] of the top. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. (7 6) . »: . . ( ) : .( ) ( ) . ( )

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Footprints
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the lord. Scenes from his life flashed across the sky and he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to him and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of his life had flashed before him, he recalled that at the lowest and saddest times times of his life there was only one set of footprints. Dismayed, he asked, ´Lord, you·d walk with me all the way, I don·t understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me.µ The lord replied, ´My precious child. I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering when you saw only one set of footprints « That was when I carried you.µ

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. Hence, the paper highlighted the impact of Faith on the human being and hence on the Management systems. They apply also it showed that the three heavenly religions have been oriented to build Managerial, Administrative, Social, Economic, and Scientific systems in integration and in harmony with Faith in God.
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Also the study showed a surprising analogy between the above systems and one of the world·s most modern management systems, namely the Project Management Institute Systems (PMI) included in it·s Project Management Body of Knowledge Book, PMBoK such as Initiation, Planning, Integration, Quality, Communications, Cost , Time Control, Human Resources, Risk Control, and Documentation Management ... etc.

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The study proved the strong relationship between Management and Faith in GOD. It also supported the latest researches aiming to add the awareness dimension to the knowledge dimension in the matrix of successful project Management.

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The essences of correlating the dimension of Faith in GOD to the knowledge dimension in the Project Management Matrix. This could be done through recognizing the awareness dimension which is considered as a main factor of Faith in GOD. The necessary of establishing a new (SIG) under the name of Management by Faith. This (SIG) could make further studies and follow up the researches in this concern. A proposal to carry a similar faith-based study to the New and Old Testament.
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References

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (BMBOK), Edition 1996. The Holy Koran. The Holy Bible. Robins, Anthony (1986); ´Unlimited Powerµ; Simon and Schuster, New York, USA. Brinckerhoff, Peter C (1999); ´Faith-Based Managementµ, John Wiley & Sons, Canada. Greene, R.; Elffers, J. (1998); ´BE Baskerville by MacGuru, London.

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