Project Management Institute

Crowd control

there's no shortage of risks to be managed during large outdoor public events

Whether a political rally, concert or marathon, outdoor public spectacles can draw tens of thousands or even millions of people. Some events, such as a visit by the pope, are planned months in advance and require highly orchestrated security operations. Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA last September [2015], for example, required the largest security operation in U.S. history. But other public events are planned and executed in less than a week -- posing extra challenges to project managers tasked with ensuring all goes smoothly and safely.
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Register

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • PM Network

    Protection Clause member content locked

    By Parsi, Novid As harbors of sensitive client information, law firms are ripe targets for hackers. According to PwC's 2019 global survey, 100 percent of the top-10 surveyed law firms experienced a cybersecurity…

  • PM Network

    Trading Transformed? member content locked

    Blockchain—the technology that made cryptocurrency mainstream—is now entering the U.S. stock market. In November, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved a pilot project to use…

  • PM Network

    High Risk member content locked

    When uncertainty and accelerated business cycles unite, risk proliferates. Graphical depiction showing how enterprises are poised to respond.

  • PM Network

    Recovery Mode member content locked

    By Scott, Lindsay Project management recruitment specialist, Lindsay Scott, answers questions about failed projects, career advancement, and self-promotion.

  • PM Network

    Crane Correction member content locked

    By Waity, C. J. Cranes are due for an upgrade. Major accidents, which have grabbed international headlines, are placing more pressure on companies to pursue projects to develop smarter and safer cranes. After all,…

Advertisement

Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.