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Implementing a Legal Project Management Office

by David Rueff 
May 29, 2012 | 69:32 | Views: 153 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.95 / 7

This webinar will provide an overview of implementation of a legal project management system and LPMO in a law firm setting. In addition, this webinar will address: * Traditionally, at what points in a legal engagement can communication be improved? * What tools that can be used to foster these improvements? * How can attorneys be encouraged to use these tools? * What project management information system can be deployed to foster the implementation of legal project management within your firm or organization? * What are the short term and long term benefits of a successful LPM program?

Implementing Legal Project Management -- A Phased Approach

by Peter Krakaur 
October 30, 2012 | 66:60 | Views: 125 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 7

In this webinar we will consider what some firms are doing (dashboards, task tracking, structured time entry, project management training, process mapping, etc.). We will then consider how firms might map out how one or more of these LPM activities can be phased in and move along this spectrum.

Why Agile is Useful for LPM

by Horia Slusanschi
December 05, 2012 | 68:06 | Views: 85 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 7

The webinar will start with Rick Kathuria providing a brief introduction and description of Legal Project Management and then Horia Slu?anschi will introduce the basic elements of the agile mindset and show how they are applicable to Legal Project Management

Saving Troubled Projects

by Mark Waldof
October 14, 2014 | 60:27 | Views: 1,136 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.12 / 7

Projects can run into trouble for many different reasons and many of these reasons are common and well characterized. Years of experience have resulted in proven solutions to resolve repeating challenged project situations and many solutions are provided in this seminar. A process for putting a troubled project back on a successful track with guidance for each step is addressed along with the actions that organizations and projects can do proactively to keep future projects out of trouble.

Preparing A Project Plan Quickly and Efficiently

by Mark Waldof
December 11, 2014 | 60:55 | Views: 1,782 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.18 / 7

Every project needs some type of plan. Preparing plans can be difficult for project teams as a common understanding of planning components does not exist. This seminar addresses those shortcomings.

'Just Enough' LPM: 5 Simple Ways to Get the Benefits

by Pratik Patel
May 22, 2014 | 66:12 | Views: 182 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.38 / 7

What is legal project management (LPM)? Where would LPM fit in your current model for managing outside counsel? What are the typical benefits? And how are corporate law departments and law firms practically implementing it? Please join Pratik Patel for an educational session on this rapidly emerging practice and what works, and what doesn’t when making LPM successful for your corporate law department or law firm.

Fixing Bad Meetings: Make Your Meetings Effective and Interesting

by Mark Waldof
December 04, 2014 | 62:03 | Views: 1,480 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.93 / 7

Meetings are an essential aspect of making organizations productive. Unfortunately, many meetings are boring and a waste of time. This seminar offers tips along with a tool that can help any meeting. The ideas presented are an excerpt from a full day workshop and offer key ideas and methods that are effective and easy to implement.

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO)

by Mark Ross 
July 29, 2013 | 64:26 | Views: 171 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.50 / 7

This session will provide you with an introduction to LPO and discussion around the key ethical and practical considerations together with an overview of LPO case studies highlighting the crucial role of project management in successful engagements. Topics covered: • Overview of legal process outsourcing (LPO) • Key LPO functions and benefits • Ethical Considerations and Risk Mitigation with LPO • Key market trends • Case studies

Legal Project Management Grows Up

by Paul C. Easton

In this time of great change in the legal industry, firms with mature Legal Project Management (LPM) systems will enjoy a competitive advantage. This article examines LPM development from both the individual and organizational levels and looks to the history of and current trends in project management in an attempt to define some of the characteristics of LPM maturity.

Avoiding Redundant Project Management Costs in Electronic Discovery Projects

by Paul C. Easton

The economic recession has led to corporate clients demanding greater predictability in, and more value from, their legal expenditures. Project management has become a crucial competency for law firms that must compete in this new environment. In this article, I briefly introduce the role and cost of project management in e-discovery projects and provide seven tips for decreasing project management redundancy and, hence, cost.

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