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Difference between Project Management and Event Management

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  • Last Updated : 23 Nov, 2020

1. Project Management :
Project management, as name suggest, is simply management that focuses on planning and organizing project along with its resources as well as managing lifecycle to be used.

2. Event Management :
Event management, as name suggests, is simply management that focuses on using business management and organizational skills visualize, plan and execute all events such as social or business events.

Difference between Project Management and Event Management :

Project ManagementEvent Management
It mainly focuses on management of project activities until its completion.It mainly focuses on each and every aspect related to events.
It is a temporary management process.It is a permanent management process i.e. an ongoing process.
Project manager have more responsibilities than event manager.Event manager have less responsibilities than project manager.
Factors affecting project management includes internal relationship, management tools, network as planning tool, time complexity, improper risk management, etc.Factors affecting event management includes financial factors, timing and location, publicity, risk in costs, environmental issues, short lead times, etc.
Process of this management includes initiating, monitoring, planning project, controlling, and finally closing project.Process of this management includes initiation, planning, implementation, event and finally closure.
Its benefits include accurate increase customer satisfaction, saves costs, reduce risk related issues, improve team collaboration, etc.Its benefits include increase level of creativity, save time, effective risk management, measurability, increase level of satisfaction, etc.
Its main objective is to identify methods or techniques that one can use and complete project effectively in given period of time.Its main objectives is to manage and control all events that might occur during operations of service.
Type of project management includes six sigma project management, agile Programming project management, Lean project management, etc.Types of event management include event coordination, event entertainment, event designs, appreciation events, etc.
Project management is more difficult than event management.Event management is less difficult than project management.

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