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Chapter 4 Project management and logistics

DOI: 10.23912/9781911635871-4934

ISBN: 9781911635871

Published: January 2022

Component type: chapter

Published in: Reimagining and Reshaping Events

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911635871-4918

10.23912/9781911635871-4934

Abstract

Project management concepts, principles and techniques are commonly used for the completion of an extremely broad range of projects including roads, bridges, buildings, software packages and events. In the management of planned events the same principles apply. Even events held on a regular basis will be complex, given the broad range of uncertainties that exist, as well as the differences from one year to the next in terms of stakeholder activities, attendees’ behaviours, marketing requirements, and a broad range of other contingencies. Hence, events will benefit from the application of a project management approach. Furthermore, events critically depend on progress that is made with careful planning and preparation prior to the actual staging of the event. Accordingly, project management has become an essential element in the event manager’s toolkit.

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Wrathall & Steriopoulos, 2022

Wrathall, J. & Steriopoulos, E. (2022) "Chapter 4 Project management and logistics" In: Wrathall, J. & Steriopoulos, E. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911635871-4934

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