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Difference between Project Management and Engineering Management

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  • Last Updated : 23 Nov, 2020

1. Project Management :
Project management, as name suggest, is simply management that focuses on development and completion of project to achieve goals and meet success criteria and project requirements.

2. Engineering Management :
Engineering management, as name suggests, is simply management that focuses on technological problem solving ability of engineering simply to increase operational performance of complex engineering.

Difference between Project Management and Engineering Management :

Project ManagementEngineering Management
It mainly focuses on management of tasks related to project.It mainly focuses on management of employees.
It is a temporary process that works till project is complete.It is a permanent process i.e. an on going activity.
Project manager have less responsibilities than engineer manager.Engineer manager have more responsibilities than project manager.
Factors affecting project management includes strategic relationship, time complexity, project manager, issues in risk management, etc.Factors affecting engineer management include unclear scope, project uncertainty, quality management, human-related factors, etc.
Its benefits include clear focus and objective, realistic project planning, maximum resource utilization, risk management, quality control, etc.Its benefits include analytical thinking, problem-solving, effectively utilizes technical, financial, and human resources, etc.
Its main objective is to produce a complete project that fulfill clients objective.Its main objectives is to manage and develop skills such as finance, leadership, marketing, etc.
Type of project management includes waterfall project management, kanban Programming project management, PRINCE2 project management, Scrum project management, etc.Types of engineering management includes system engineering, industrial engineering, engineering design management, management of technology, leadership and organization management, etc.
Project management is less difficult than engineering management.Engineering management is more difficult than project management.

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