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

November 2009 Archives

Dan Michaluk, an associate at Hicks Morley, recently discussed why project management is a key litigator competency on Slaw.CA.[1] His post discusses a number of points that this blog has covered in the past, but placed in a Canadian context.He starts...



Right on the heels of their recent Web cast discussing how to apply project management to the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, Exterro will present another Web cast focusing on e-discovery project management, this one focusing on the law firm rather...



Last Thursday, Exterro gave an on-line presentation that discussed e-discovery project management in the context of their suite of legal work-flow tools.[1]  Co-presented by Natasha Keitges, Exterro's Senior Director of Business Development, and Pete Warner,[2] a litigation technology specialist at Sandia...



Productivity Guru David Allen's recent newsletter discusses two "project management" problems that should resonate with any legal project manager: (1) having a system that covers various projects requiring different levels of planning detail, and (2) integrating "horizontal vs. vertical" control.[1] Mr....



The Law Firm Group (LFG) at Citi Private Bank[1] cites project management skills as important for successful fixed-fee billing and performance pay systems. In a recent article pubished in The American Lawyer,[2] Dan DiPietro,[3] advisory head of LFG discusses how...



Lary Port, a founding partner of Rocket Matter, a practice management SaaS solution, recently spoke about legal project management at MILO Fest [1], a "a conference for Mac-Lovin' Lawyers and their families."[2] His talk was entitled "Running an Efficient and...



In a recent press release announcing a two-year contract with Tyco, Eversheds cites Project Management as central to the success of this relationship.[1] The firm's focus on metrics and project management is driven, I would argue, by the fixed-fee arrangement...



Seth Godin recently posted on a topic that any legal project manager shouting like a madman in the wilderness can take to heart: even when good data exists, it may be ignored by decision makers.[1] It takes more than data...



Yep, there's a day for that. In case you missed it, yesterday was International Project Management Day: http://www.internationalpmday.org/Well...if you are in New York, Louisiana, North Dakota, or Colorado (USA) then it was November 1st.If you are in Arkansas (USA), it was on...



As I have noted in prior posts, project management standards are likely to be adopted by law firms lockstep with fixed-fees billing. In a recent guest post to Jim Hassett's Legal Business Development blog, Steve Barrett, former CMO at Drinker Biddle, discusses "three prerequisites to success in...



On Thursday, November 19th, Exterro will Web-cast a one-hour panel presentation of e-discovery experts who will "show why project management is the key to success for every e-discovery undertaking by deconstructing the electronic discovery reference model from a new perspective:...



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