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The Rise of Legal Project Management

2One of my friends is a construction project manager. He oversees large commercial building projects, making sure the right things happen at the right time, in the right order, in the right amount, and at the right cost. He’s deeply trained in the project management discipline, very good at what he does, and is well compensated.

Many lawyers would bristle at the idea that their litigation, transaction, and compliance work could benefit from a dose of rigorous project management. They are good at what they do and have their own “systems” for planning and keeping track of what they do. But using calendar and docket systems is not project management. Project management as a discipline focuses on developing the tools and skills to proactively scope, plan, budget, execute, evaluate, and communicate about a given undertaking, whether it be delivering a product or a service. Of course, most lawyers would like to think they do all that too, but a number of trends are demanding that they do so in a far more structured and skilled manner. In short, the demand for disciplined project management in the legal services industry is on the rise. READ MORE

7 Things Lawyers Should Know About Project Management

1About 25 years ago I was having drinks with the GC of a F10 company whose business would later send my daughters through school. Over a second drink, as we peered out at the skyscrapers soaring above us–we were on the 42nd floor–he said, “So Mark, do you really think that litigation can be done on a fixed-price basis?” “Bill”, I replied, “you see those buildings out there? They were all built on a fixed price in the middle of Chicago, so don’t you think a litigation matter–or portfolio–can be billed that way?” READ MORE

The Future Of Telecom Project Management In A Digitized World With Dan Zygmunt

435TTbannerDigital transformation seeps into every aspect of business nowadays, even in the field of telecom project management. This development is a reflection of the larger phenomenon of IT-telecom convergence that is happening today. Dan Zygmunt is at the forefront of this crucial development as the VP of Telecom for Sitetracker, a B2B SaaS project management platform. He joins Carrie Charles in this conversation to discuss what Sitetracker uniquely offers to the telecom industry and what sets it apart from its competitors. He also shares a bit about his own transition to the tech side of telecom, which very much mirrors the larger movement of talent towards that space. READ MORE

Forbes Announces Its Inaugural CIO Next List Of Technology Leaders Who Are Redefining The Role

NEW YORK – April 29, 2021 – Forbes today is unveiling its inaugural CIO Next List, which spotlights 50 technology leaders who are reshaping and redefining their role in a fast-changing world. Chief Information Officers have been at the forefront of driving digital transformation initiatives during the pandemic and forging a path forward.

“The pandemic has dramatically accelerated the pace of digital change and underlined the strategic position that CIOs now occupy at the heart of groundbreaking companies,” said Martin Giles, Senior Editor, Forbes CIO Network. “By harnessing advanced technology to achieve their goals, these forward-thinking executives are profoundly transforming the ways in which business is done. READ MORE


The resurgence of enterprise architecture

EnterpriseArchEnterprise architecture (EA) is making a comeback. While the method for understanding and visualizing all of the business processes within an organization has been around for decades, recent changes and current trends in the industry is making organizations take a second look at how they do things.

According to Saul Brand, senior director analyst at Gartner, research shows 76% of clients are either starting, restarting or renewing their EA practices. “What we mean by renewing [refers to] clients who are doing some form of enterprise architecture. They are most typically doing solutions and technical architecture, and doing a foundational traditional approach to EA. What is happening is that is not enough,” he said. READ MORE

10 traits of highly effective project managers

planning organization strategy development project management notes by peopleimages gettyimages 647592450 2400x1600 100802374 largeEvery project manager knows to execute projects on time and on budget. And good project managers also take pains to meet project requirements consistently. But truly great project leaders go above and beyond. Among other things, not only do they execute projects within scope; they are accountable, strategic business partners fully vested in organizational success.

Much has changed in 2020. Managing projects has become more complex as a result of COVID-19. If you're looking to stand out and take your project management career to the next level, the following traits of highly effective project managers will show you the way. Coupled with the necessary technical skills, these attributes will place you in higher demand as a project manager, providing a strong foundation that will enable you to adapt to the continually changing dynamics of a project while putting your stakeholder's needs first above all else. READ MORE