Project Management for Event Coordination

In this course we demistify the lofty tools of project management that are used in business and put them to the level of event coordination. After doing this course you will use project management tools with a breeze in any event coordination task you will embark on. You will be able to project manage that sophisticated corporate event, that musical concert for the band you manage and possibly that high class wedding.

Project Management vs Event Management

Which one of the following is correct about an event being different from a project?

Project Management vs Event Management


Project management and event management are very similar. The first thing is to differentiate an event from a project. Projects have a distinct end date but the lifecycle of the project can be measured. Projects are developed over time and along with milestones, there can be deliverables of 'partial project' where some of the project is complete while other parts go on. That is the project can be 'half done' before it is complete. Event has an end date but usually no 'development cycle'. That is the event is culmination of work over time but all the effort goes into the final product. While there can be considerable preparation work to an event, there are no formal interim deliverables - only interim milestones.

Events management is about managing occasions, occurrence or incidence like sports activities, parties, seminars, conferences, meetings etc. Project management is the management of one-off tasks which have time, quality and cost. Project management include event management, production of goods, public relations, marketing, auditing, construction of a house, wedding, planting of trees, sewing of clothes etc. While event management involves management of intangible activities, project management involves both tangible and intangible activities.

Project management and event management draw interaction in people. People are involved in the two activities and are interrelated. In event management, there are tasks that must be carried efficiently using people out before success can be recorded. In project management, there are also tasks that must be carried efficiently using people before success can be recorded. There are projects like giving of speech, lunch, sitting of tables etc., in event management and in project management, there are events like organizing meetings, inspection of work done in order to give approval which must be planned, timed and analyzed.


Event Management Process


Project Management Process


  • Event has an end date with no development cycle
  • Put your answer option here
  • Event can be half done before its complete
  • Event has formal interim deliverable

Project Management vs Event Management

Comparing and Contrasting Event Management from Project Management


Project management and event management are very similar. The first thing is to differentiate an event from a project. Projects have a distinct end date but the lifecycle of the project can be measured. Projects are developed over time and along with milestones, there can be deliverables of 'partial project' where some of the project is complete while other parts go on. That is the project can be 'half done' before it is complete. Event has an end date but usually no 'development cycle'. That is the event is culmination of work over time but all the effort goes into the final product. While there can be considerable preparation work to an event, there are no formal interim deliverables - only interim milestones.

Events management is about managing occasions, occurrence or incidence like sports activities, parties, seminars, conferences, meetings etc. Project management is the management of one-off tasks which have time, quality and cost. Project management include event management, production of goods, public relations, marketing, auditing, construction of a house, wedding, planting of trees, sewing of clothes etc. While event management involves management of intangible activities, project management involves both tangible and intangible activities.

Project management and event management draw interaction in people. People are involved in the two activities and are interrelated. In event management, there are tasks that must be carried efficiently using people out before success can be recorded. In project management, there are also tasks that must be carried efficiently using people before success can be recorded. There are projects like giving of speech, lunch, sitting of tables etc., in event management and in project management, there are events like organizing meetings, inspection of work done in order to give approval which must be planned, timed and analyzed.