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Toby Brown once again raises the question of whether law firms are better off putting their efforts into process-improvement, rather than project management. Over the past few years, Toby has written a number of posts for 3 Geeks and a Law...



In a recent article for the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Kelli Clark discusses how project management adds value to electronic discovery. The key to successfully managing your e-discovery project, she argues, is implementing and following a solid project-management process. In the...



This post was originally published on the PMI Legal-Project Management Community of Practice members-only blog.Most lawyers would benefit from the project-management practice of decomposing their legal matters--breaking down the work into more manageable and easier-to-measure components. An important tool for...



Apparently, to Project Counsel, "legal-project management" is an annoying "buzz phrase." Or so that is how it is referred to in an otherwise well-written article on the surge in litigation and compliance document review in Europe. Legal-project management comes...



In a recent post to his Lexician blog, Steven Levy reminds us that, just as the map is not the terrain, the artifact is not the project.[1] He points out that: "[t]oo many project managers, bad project managers, don't get this. They see their job...



While doing a little digging into Altman Weil Inc. after reading about their being hired by Dechert LLP to provide legal project management (LPM) training to all of the law firm's partners and associates, I discovered a new blog that...



A recent post to the Discerning E-discovery Blog by Aaron Pippen, a Senior Project Manager at Fios, got me thinking about about gold-plating again.[1] By gold-plating I'm not referring to the dental procedure I've been saving up for, but...



I wasn't going to post today. I've had a rare breathing space this Friday and have enjoyed cleaning out my in-boxes. But Steven Levy wrote a short post on his Lexician blog yesterday that created a small spark I wanted...



During my morning Google Alerts check, I came across a study that looks at the application of the Balanced Scorecard measurement system to legal departments. The article is titled Balancing Legal Scorecard - A Performance Management Tool for Corporate Excellence and is...



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...



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