Legal Project Management—It’s Not Just For Law Firms
Law Department’s Use of LPM is Critical to an Effective Matter Management Strategy
CHICAGO, IL (Sep 21, 2016) – In a just published October, 2016 article in Corporate Counsel Magazine, Not Just for Law Firms and Techies, LegalShift consultants Scott Rosenberg and David Rueff explain the essential need for legal project management tools and techniques in law departments. Scott and David, both certified Project Management Professionals, point to a growing disconnect between in-house attorneys, their outside counsel and internal support teams in their quest to use performance metrics, financial analytics and periodic reporting as the mechanisms to manage budgets and promote process improvement.
To overcome the challenge, they propose the use of legal project management (LPM) tools and techniques in addition to the more traditional “audit-driven” systems like matter management and eBilling. The article describes why and how LPM tools and techniques are the best solution for changing the underlying dynamics of the in-house/outside counsel relationship from an audit-driven, reactive response to one of proactive partnering based on clarity, transparency, confidence and trust.
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