A couple of points he raised is the unique characteristics of project managing events - such as the fixed deadline, and the lack of control you have while the event is actually running. I noted that there are other issues as well such as the importance of engaging stakeholders in the community.
Doug's main points he made in his presentation were about the importance of planning, remaining vigilant for problems and empowering the team members to get things done.
- Soft skills
- Personal commitment, and