We’re happy so see others raising awareness about some of the truly great operatinal techniques Agile brings to the table. Readers of this blog know of our enthusiasm for The Daily Standup and Retrospective meetings, both of which we discuss in our free e-book Legal Productivity and originate in Agile.
When Rocket Matter first appeared on the legal technology scene (I prefer the term ‘dance floor’), we emerged as the first legal specific online practice management software on the market. Almost simultaneously, we were joined by other worthy competitors (and some not so worthy – Hi Kathy!). In the two and a half years since […]
“When I was a kid I used to walk uphill to school. Five miles. Both ways!” Hearing the old war stories of one’s parents is part of life. If you’re like me, you’re probably already engaging in similar dribble with your children: “When I was a kid, we couldn’t see our photos instantly. We used […]
A big thanks to ILTA for including one of our articles in their recently published white paper, Project Management – Ensuring Smooth Navigation. If the idea of project management piques your interest (which it should -it’s a great way to streamline matters and organize your practice), ILTA’s white paper is a great place to start. […]
My friend relayed his “BigLaw” experience to me and it highlighted what is, I believe, something of a paradox in the legal services business. A paradox that relates to some of the LPM deas we’ve been kicking around. I’ll explain.
This week The New York Law Journal featured a great piece, “A Practical Approach to Legal Project Management”, making a compelling argument that LPM is more than a fad, it’s a trend. We completely agree with the authors that downward price pressures on legal services and alternative fees are driving the need for law firms to become more efficient.
This Friday I’ll be speaking at an all day seminar for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) called The Practice III. The title of the talk: “Online Practice Management in the 21st Century.” Brian Tannebaum, FACDL President, is organizing the conference, and I can tell the conference is going to be great for […]
We at Legal Productivity are newcomers to a growing field. Paul C. Easton and Steven Levy are two of the godfathers of online legal project management discourse, with lively, current blogs and a spirit of engagement. Check ’em out.
As legal professionals join the project management party, hopefully they can benefit by arriving late. Other industries have invented project management techniques, many of which were reactions to previous methodologies that didn’t quite work. Software, for example, has seen technique after technique come and go, leaving failed initiatives in their wake.
Legal Project Management is a good idea, with clear benefits to practitioners. Increased efficiency, better insight into matters, higher accountability among staff, and reduced errors are all hallmarks of well-implemented project management.