Dubai International Project Management Forum (http://dipmf.ae) is a magnificent
regional event that definitely has been successful over past years since it
started. The only issue I see there is their inclusion of PMI as a co-organizer,
knowing that PMI main interest is commercial in the first place, and also
knowing that it is not the sole nor the foremost institute developing project
management practices. Dubai and its projects are by far much greater than what
PMI may ever add to them. I think the conference would be of even greater value
if it is pure practitioner gathering without allowing PMI the chance to use the
event as a marketing and spread vehicle. It's not as big thing as you think of
"I swear by the Day of Resurrection * And I swear by the reproaching soul [to
the certainty of resurrection]"
[Quran, 75: 1 - 2]
What is that "reproaching soul" that deserves to be sworn by? It's the
self-blaming, self-disciplined, self-judging soul, one who always reconsiders is
what I did / am doing is true or wrong, why I'm doing / did something, what is
my intention, how can I fix my mistakes, and keeps realigning one's self on the
right track all the time, being supervised or not, without bias. This is a high
altitude of humanity, easier said than done, yet we can see there are already
people who can be described with this.
Even higher than that is the "reassured soul". One that doesn't even have any bad
thoughts passing by, can't think except of righteous, honest ways, doesn't have
any inclinations to go off track, satisfied and assured by its God.
The lowest level is of "persistent enjoiner soul", commanding and demanding,
always desiring, and you keep just following and satisfying that soul until it
takes you to an unrecoverable end.
People are not all the time of one kind of souls, we oscillate, and we elevate
from the enjoiner to the reproaching to the highest level of the reassured
soul, by disciplining ourselves and our acts.