02 Feb

Project Management Leadership Styles: Which One Are You?

You may be an official Project Manager or find yourself informally placed in that role. Either way, you will encounter people with different styles of working and communicating. To be successful, match your leadership style with the team dynamic with consideration for the type of project you’re working on. I have some familiarity with this, having Read more…

01 Nov

Developing Awareness of Legal Process Management (LPM)

While legal project or process management is not overtly ‘new’ to the industry, it has been slow to formally catch on within the majority of firms. Many law firms, however, stand to benefit from implementing a formal approach to managing legal matters. Why has there been a lack of acceptance for this concept? There may be Read more…

17 Sep

Part 2: Legal Project Management vs Legal Process Management – Is there really a difference?

Back in April, we hosted a webinar titled “Legal Project Management vs Legal Process Management,” in which we discussed the differences between the two terms.  You can read the first part of the webinar and the recommended ‘roadmap’ approach to Legal Project Management in Part 1 of this blog post series. Legal Process Management (LPM) is the ability to Read more…

01 Jun

The Butterfly Effect and Managing Project Constraints

What does Project Management have to do with Ashton Kutcher’s time-traveling, past-changing movie from over a decade ago? Everything and nothing. We can take lessons from Mr. Kutcher’s Sci-Fi film and its core concept, the Butterfly Effect: minute changes, like the flapping of a butterfly’s wings, can have large, unintended consequences. Those wings’ flaps can redirect the path Read more…

28 Apr

Part 1: Legal Project Management vs Legal Process Management – Is There Really a Difference?

We recently conducted a webinar on the “Legal Project Management vs Legal Process Management” debate and, I have to say, it was a well-attended event with great feedback–solid evidence that this is a topic on the minds of law firms and corporate law departments. More education and information is needed, hence this blog post. So what Read more…

23 Oct

Influx of Project Management Interest at ILTA 2014 Conference: Is it Time for Your Firm to Take Notice?

LPM Legal Project Management

This year at the #ILTA14 conference in Nashville, there was an explosion of project management (PM) and legal project management (LPM) interest within the membership. To give a little background, approximately two weeks before the conference, a post was circulated on the ILTA Community “of Interest” board asking if there were going to be any PM Read more…

17 Jul

It Is Time for Your Law Firm to Implement Legal Project Management into Its Business Practice

Legal project management is not a new phenomenon – so why haven’t more firms considered using proven project management principles in managing their processes?Since the beginning of 2014, my colleagues and I have partnered with the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) through a series of roadshows to lead discussions on how law firms can improve these processes and manage Read more…