Legal Project Management: Thoughts, tips, and discoveries related to the management of legal projects.

May 2009 Archives

If you manage large electronic discovery projects, you will likely find yourself working with off shore vendors at some point. As corporations continue to look for ways to drive down legal costs; more coding, data processing, and document review work...



One of my pet peeves is when project management is watered down, sugar coated, or subjected to the literary equivalent of cosmetic surgery to make it more acceptable to lawyers. I don't object to summarizing complex project management theories and techniques using...



Matthew Lane, Director of Client Services at Fios, Inc. discusses the elements of a great project manager on a post to the Discovery Resources blog. I especially like his description of the "project management brain." Communication skills, the ability to regularly...



Just a heads up that on May 20th at 13:00 US-EDT, the Sedona Conference is presenting a webinar entitled "Achieving Quality in the E-Discovery Process."The very first item on the agenda is: "The importance of project management and the need...



Earlier today I attended the Fios webinar "Practical Tips on How to Lead Project Management Planning to Balance Scope, Time and Budget," presented by Amy Catton, Litigation Support Quality Coordinator at Kilpatrick Stockton and Kate Billera, Client Services Manager at Fios, Inc.  It was an informative and...



Perry Segal raises an important point in a recent post to his excellent E-discovery Insights blog. In a post titled "Baby? Meet Bathwater..." he responds to an article by Stephen Lawson recently published in Computer World that has been widely...



Much has been written about the communication and cultural barriers separating legal and IT departments and the risks this creates for corporations struggling with the growing burden of electronic discovery. This isn't particularly surprising, given that most attorneys come from a liberal arts...



I just discovered Debbie Westwood's blog "Two Wheel Geek". Debbie runs InTechGration, an e-discovery and litigation technology consulting company. She blogs about cycling and legal technology for all those who love technology, the law, cycling, or all three. I live...



Reese Morrison raises a good point in a recent post to his Law Department Management blog. His brief post discusses how more firms are pursuing project management credentials, but warns that marketing certification without demonstrating greater quality and efficiency is...



For those of you using Twitter, I've created a new Twibe (a Twitter group service) on Legal Project Management. To join, follow this link:http://www.twibes.com/group/legalprojectmanagement...



Thanks to Jeffery Fehrman of EDD Blog On-line for bringing to my attention the recent IT World article: "Tasks you fear to outsource but should try".Among the areas the article suggests companies consider outsourcing are: project management and electronic discovery....



Edmund Scanlan of Total Attorneys, writes how his company uses the Agile software development methodology to speed up product development, increase responsiveness to customer needs, and keep employee morale high.http://www.edscanlan.com/wordpress/2009/04/21/agile/Total Attorneys provides services that help small law firms outsource many...



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