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January 2010 Archives

A lot can happen in two weeks. Due to a number of positive and negative work-related and personal challenges, I've not posted for a couple weeks. In 2009, that wouldn't have been an issue. There just was not a great...



I was honored to learn today via Twitter, that Cornelius Fichtner (@corneliusficht) featured the Legal Project Management blog in the inaugural episode of his new podcast. Mr. Fichtner is already well-known in project-management circles for his PM PodCast. His new...



On March 10, 2010, the Ark Group is hosting a conference on alternative fee arrangements (AFA) at the AMA Executive Center in New York, New York. On the agenda is a one-hour "problem-solving session" titled "Project Management and AFA's: Achieving...



This recent Dilbert cartoon is a fun reminder that it is important to create triggers and develop habits to force you to keep in touch with your client/vendor contacts.  try{for(var lastpass_iter=0; lastpass_iter For both lawyers and project managers, and especially...



SharePoint "Killers"

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In a recent post, I showed how SharePoint is a powerful tool for legal and litigation support teams to manage their legal projects.[1] I began using SharePoint five years ago, which is a lifetime in social-media development. In this post I...



Jason Wade, Sales Manager at iFramework, has posted a simple poll to LinkedIn that asks:try{for(var lastpass_iter=0; lastpass_iter Social Networking & Project Management - is it possible? How often do you check social networking sites using a smart phone?I'll be more...



This is off topic, but given my recent posts about SharePoint for legal project management,[1] I found Mark Gerow's recently article in Law Technology News about virtualizing SharePoint for law firm deployments to be quite timely.[2] Mr. Gerow heads the...



SharePoint is a powerful yet easy to use team collaboration platform. It is very useful to e-discovery project managers,[1]  but it does have a number of out-of-the-box limitations that more demanding users will quickly butt their heads against in frustration....



An article by Anne Jennings, a managing director with Kelly Law Registry, in last week's Connecticut Law Tribune looks at "trends expected to shape legal recruitment throughout 2010."[1]  In addition to discussing the merits of onshoring services and document review...



Patrick Lamb predicts on his In Search of Perfect Client Service blawg that "[t]he watchwords for 2010 are project management."[1]  [1] Patrick J. Lamb, Watchwords for 2010? Project Management, In Search of Perfect Client Service, Jan. 5, 2010, http://www.patrickjlamb.com/archives/commentary-watchwords-for-2010-project-management.html (last...



SharePoint has received a lot of buzz in legal and litigation-support communities over the past few years and with good reason. SharePoint provides a decent set of collaboration and knowledge management tools that are easy to implement and simple for end-users to learn. I...



UPDATE (1 JAN 2010): I create a separate Web page from this blog post to maintain an updated list of Legal Project Management applications, see:http://legalprojectmanagement.info/legal-project-management-applications.htmlFor some time now, Mark Kerzner has provided weekly summaries of information shared on the LitSupport Yahoo Group discussion...



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