Legal Project Management training for Law Firms and Legal Departments

Turn Your Legal Team into a Profit Machine with our comprehensive One-Day or Two-Day training!

Current landscape and trends in the legal industry are putting strong incentives on law firms globally to continuously optimize their service delivery model. These forces are not abstract – rather – it is the clients that are asking for more clarity in the service process, as well as the predictability with regards to their bills and legal budgets.

In parallel, law firms strive to create loyal following – clients that are returning for more business. That is not an easy task in the legal industry. Like any other mature market, legal sector is susceptible to high competition, and price wars between incumbents.

Legal Project Management (and, in particular, Agile thinking) are methods and frameworks with which you can attain the said goals. Namely, these methods will help you:

  • Manage your legal matters much more profitably, even in highly competitive cases;
  • Make your internal staff much more engaged, and work visible to the whole unit;
  • Create a sense of greater community, thankfully to the increased visibility within your team;
  • Manage legal budgets, spending, and keep legal bills within the desired margins;
  • Enhance your clients’ experience – this alone will have a great impact on their loyalty;

We have 3 options available for LPM training you can choose from:

In this introductory session, we will cover the overview of the LPM, its benefits, and the incremental nature of change. You will learn how you can attain great results with minimal, yet continuous input.

This introduction and overview presents the basic concepts:

  • Legal Project Management defined and explained;
  • Why project management works very good in a law firm setting (with a focus on Agile);
  • A case study example to illustrate how law firms introduce LPM, and how they develop it further;

We will cover the LPM principles in general, and focus on Agile approach. Agile is in particular applicable for knowledge workers (like lawyers) and other professionals that frequently face change-of-orders and overall uncertainty during service delivery process.

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • Program Objectives / Expectations
  • Business Case for Project Management – a few use-cases explained
  • Agile thinking – concept, definition and main characteristics
  • Kanban – concept, definition, and main characteristics
  • Why are Agile and Kanban particularly useful for legal service teams

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Main Kanban terminology explained (Board, Card, Lane, WIP Limit, Standup, etc.)
  • Push vs Pull systems, and the natural flow of Kanban

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

  • One typical work process explained
  • Making your first Kanban board
  • Executing your first Kanban (a brief simulation)

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Break

3:00p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

  • Analysing the simulation
  • Key Takeaways and what comes next

Day One

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • Program Objectives / Expectations
  • Business Case for Project Management – a few use-cases explained
  • Agile thinking – concept, definition and main characteristics
  • Kanban – concept, definition, and main characteristics
  • Why are Agile and Kanban particularly useful for legal service teams

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Main Kanban terminology explained (Board, Card, Lane, WIP Limit, Standup, etc.)
  • Push vs Pull systems, and the natural flow of Kanban

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

  • Workshop – Preparation (processes and stakeholders in one example project)
  • Building your first Kanban Board
  • Workshop – simulating your (one) project

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Break

3:00p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

  • Analysing the simulation
  • Key Takeaways and what comes next

Day Two

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • Morning Stand-up – what have we accomplished so far
  • Revisiting yesterday’s simulation
  • How to make a card
  • Flow of cards in a Kanban Board – pulling from the left
  • WIP Limits – the true importance of limiting your workload

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Multitasking without really multitasking
  • Prioritizing work in an ever-changing environment

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

  • Advanced Workshop – Preparation (processes and stakeholders in three example projects)
  • Limiting resources and Work in Progress
  • Workshop – simulating your (three) projects

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Break

3:00p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

  • Analysing the simulation
  • Identifying bottlenecks
  • Key Takeaways and the follow-up
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