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May 2010 Archives

Juicy bite-sized morsels of legal project management from the week ending Saturday, May 29, 2010. Ron Friedmann notes the rise of legal project management in a post to his Strategic Legal Technology blawg. He covers a number of recent...



Legal Project Management is the cover story of the summer issue of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association's quarterly publication CCCA Magazine.[1] In this feature, Michael Rappaport shares legal project management insights gleaned from lawyers from a number of Canadian and...



An elderly citizen needs help crossing the street. Develop a time and cost estimate for this task and calculate the earned value of your progress as you cross the road.Sorry, I couldn't resist. But it is true that the...



I just took a stab at creating an Amazon guide for legal project management. In case you are not aware, an Amazon guide is not much more than a short blurb highlighting books that are helpful in understanding a particular...



Juicy bite-sized morsels of legal project management from the week ending Saturday, May 22, 2010. For those of you using Martindale-Hubble Connected, there is a new Litigation Management group "for attorneys who manage litigation.Sanket Purani discusses "reverse offshoring" and...



I just learned through a post on Rick Morris's Project Management That Works! blog that Rita Mulcahy (@Rita_Mulcahy), a pioneer in Project Management education, passed away on May 15th after a long struggle with breast cancer. Like so many others, I used...



D. Mark Jackson explains in a post to his Lean Law blawg how he modified his GTD-based task lists after reading The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.[1] Atul Gawande, the author of that book, is a surgeon whose surgical...



Onit is an on-line project management SaaS offering that that is targeted to the 1500 companies that are just under the Fortune 500. I first looked at Onit when I read that it was creating a "legal edition." I set up a demo...



Juicy bite-sized morsels of legal project management from the week ending May 15th, 2010.Knowledge-management consultant Jack Vinson reflects, in his Knowledge Jolt with Jack blog, on Jim Hassett's seven-part series on Legal Project Management that Mr. Hassett has been running on...



Earlier today I attended the Association of Corporate Counsel's CLE Web Cast on Legal Project Management, which is now available on the ACC Web site as an archived recording. The one-hour CLE program, sponsored by the Huron Consulting Group, was presented by Nancy...



Legal education has been getting a bad rap recently for failing to properly prepare students in today's environment where clients are less willing to foot the bill for training lawyers how to practice law. In addition to practical legal skills,...



In a post to this blog last month, I highlighted McCarthy Tétrault's home-baked project management system.[1] I concluded that post questioning why the firm didn't highlight its project management savvy on its Web site, which I saw as a lost...



In part 8 of his series on legal project management on his Legal Business Development blog, Jim Hassett reminds us that there is nothing new under the sun and highlights McDermott Will & Emery's Deal Dashboard as evidence that legal project management has...



The Project Management Institute's Project Management Salary Survey for 2009 was recently published and is now available for purchase at the PMI Web site.[1] The survey, "based on self-reported data from 35,000 project management professionals" from 19 countries, measures "salaries across...



Juicy bite-sized morsels of legal project management from the week ending May 8th, 2010.Toby Brown argues in a post to 3 Geeks and a Law Blog that the legal profession is not in a "buyer's market," but rather is in a "competitive market."...



Most of the jokes about IT vs. legal come at lawyers' expense, so its nice to see some dished out to IT. While Scott Adams may not have had lawyers in mind when he created this strip, I do believe...



While folks have strong opinions about the worth of PMP certificates to employers,[1] it seems they bring value to the employees who hold them. According to the 2010 Global Knowledge/TechRepublic IT Skills and Salary Survey, salaries for PMP and other business-improvement and project-management...



A recent post in the April 29th issue of Technolawyer's Answers to Questions e-mail newsletter represents the frustration that is typical of practice/project-management end-users: TechnoLawyer member Jeff Garvin asks: "I currently am using the old Amicus Client Server in a >small...



I've created a community page on Face Book to promote Legal Project Management. If you use Face Book, please become of fan of Legal Project Management and share your thoughts, tips, and discoveries related to legal project management. To become...



LPM Tidbits is my (mostly) weekly collection of items of interest to LPM that I didn't already cover in a dedicated post. Steve Levy on his Lexician blog discusses the importance of tracking time, and knowing when time-tracking has become a non-value-added...



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