Are lawyers “coachable” ? – benefits of coaching and mentoring for service professionals

Article by : Inga Bielińska Working in services is getting harder and harder since the legal and financial marketplaces have become increasingly competitive. Clients are demanding more predictable legal costs, alternative fee arrangements, greater transparency, and more accountability.  Moreover, each service provider wants to pass the test of client’s satisfaction and at the same timeContinue reading “Are lawyers “coachable” ? – benefits of coaching and mentoring for service professionals”

How can we automate administrative tasks of legal project management ?

Project management activities, tools and methodologies require coordination and repetitive tasks. How do we make sure those tasks are done in proper quality, timing and manner and in the same time we do not get lost in endless administrative activities? One way to get over the issue described above is to hire and multiply headcountContinue reading “How can we automate administrative tasks of legal project management ?”

Non monetary benefits from managing legal and tax projects

In the last of the post related to Legal & Tax Project Management (LPM) we talked about ROI (return on investment for legal and tax projects)  in the same time we mentioned that proper management of legal & tax projects can bring also non monetary benefits. Lets look at few of them. First of allContinue reading “Non monetary benefits from managing legal and tax projects”

How do you create a budget for legal/tax/compliance project ?

How do you create a budget for legal/tax/compliance project – in other words how do you estimate how much the project will cost ? First of all you need to know what you are trying to estimate. Therefore in first step you will either collect the list of tasks to be performed (in standard phasedContinue reading “How do you create a budget for legal/tax/compliance project ?”

Is legal & tax ready for RPA (robotics process automation) ?

RPA (robotics process automation) has become standard for process streamlining in finance, accounting, HR, customer relations and many more. It is not strange to any professional from those industries that invoices are booked by software robots and financial operations are processed straight through set of   IT systems, software robots and bots. Is legal profession /Continue reading “Is legal & tax ready for RPA (robotics process automation) ?”

Can legal / tax / compliance become business project partner?

Can legal, tax or compliance function become value adding business partner for sales, operations or business development projects? Lets check. Term of business project partnering has been created to describe functional teams members (primarily Finance and HR) working alongside business teams to support them in their projects and create value adding partnership. The concept ofContinue reading “Can legal / tax / compliance become business project partner?”

Is Kanban for legal / tax / compliance operations?

In the few previous article we asked whether agile is for lawyers. Today let’s look at question whether Kanban is applicable to legal/compliance/tax operations world. When assessing application of Kanban into any area it is good to start with small reminder what it is. It is methodology of managing, visualizing and improving work in progress.Continue reading “Is Kanban for legal / tax / compliance operations?”

When to implement project management into legal, compliance or tax teams?

In the last instance of LPM related article we looked at who should be involved to allow proper and successful LPM  functioning? Today we are going to look at time related question – when you should implement LPM in order to benefit from it? The first obvious answer is necessity driven – you should implementContinue reading “When to implement project management into legal, compliance or tax teams?”

Legal project management – for whom?

Who can benefit from Legal Project Management – see the obvious and less obvious ideas on environments it could be implemented. Third article in LPM series. Who can benefit from Legal Project Management ? (including not so obvious…) In the last two LPM Series articles we looked at definition of Legal Project Management (LPM) andContinue reading “Legal project management – for whom?”

Reasons to have project management in legal, tax or compliance teams

In the last LPM Series article we looked at definition of Legal Project Management. Today I would like to look into reasons (if any) that LPM should be applied in Legal Operations. In Project Managers community it is well known that vast percentage of projects either fail to deliver or go sideways with timeline, costsContinue reading “Reasons to have project management in legal, tax or compliance teams”