Microsoft Project is a software widely adopted to organize projects and coordinate events. It is part of the Office pack which makes it accessible for most households/offices. For those interested in Gantt charts and plans, here are few event templates you might want to consider.
Unfortunately, Microsoft broke all of the links so the templates are now gone. This article is being preserved for posterity and linking purposes only.
The first template is for project management. Although very simple it gives a clear picture of what needs to be done to develop a project, so it can be of substantial help for those starting out.
The second template answers to several requests I had for an Event Gantt Template. This in particular is for Tradeshow planning.
The third template is quite similar to the latter but it gives a different perspective on Marketing the Event. I find this event very thorough and a good basis for a Work Breakdown Structure. I really enjoyed the RSVP part of it.
The fourth template gives a quick look on wedding planning. It is a bit brief but if used in conjunction with the above or with some other software we've been talking about might result in a pretty detailed plan.
The use of these tools is again to summarize things and they could be adopted in a brainstorming phase of a project. The rule as previously stated is not too deep not too superficial to make the most out of them.