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ACEDS Presents Special Legal Project Management Expert Panel at Legalweek 2020

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ACEDS, the world’s leading e-discovery training and certification association, is offering a breadth of activities and events for e-discovery and legal professionals at Legalweek 2020 in New York. Sessions at Legalweek this year will feature ACEDS leaders exploring topics and strategies geared toward legal project management and e-discovery benchmarking.

WHAT: ACEDS president Mike Quartararo will be joined by Aileen Leventon, senior advisor & consultant of LegalShift, and George Rudoy, BDO national leader of legal management consulting, to present a pre-conference workshop entitled “Identifying Key Metrics to Help Determine the Success of Your Legal Project,” which will explore the challenges of identifying key metrics that help determine the success of a legal project.

WHERE: New York Hilton Midtown – Room WC 103

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, 3:00-5:00 pm. Learn more here, or register here.

WHY: Typically the success of a project is pinpointed into four key metrics: scope, time, cost, and quality. However as legal departments and project management have evolved, the success of projects is also measured by considering project objectives. This robust session will educate participants on:

  • Key metrics to determine project success or failure
  • Establishing strong client relationships and defining measurable early project objectives
  • How technologies such as AI can help
  • Identifying new data points for measuring the success of legal projects

Rudoy, who was recently recognized as Leader of Legal Management Consulting by 2019 AI Legal Awards said: “Project Management has become an undivided component of the successful delivery of legal support services.  While the benefits of proactive project management have been widely recognized, there is an inherent tendency to move to the next project once a project at hand has been completed.  A retroactive analysis of a legal project, especially around its metrics, would help determine its success, as well as assure further development of a project management methodology, adequate staffing and subsequent investment in supporting technology.”

Leventon, a pioneer in advancing project management for the legal profession, and a training provider accredited by the International Institute of Legal Project Management, added “measuring ROI on the use of legal project management practices is dependent on metrics. This workshop will help others get more value out of their LPM program.”

“There is no better way to analyze projects than by gathering appropriate project metrics and reviewing those metrics post-project,” said Quartararo. “Join us for this session to learn how to measure successful project outcomes.”


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