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In addition to covering all of the materials in the one-day program, this program offers more advanced skills training in developing a budget using a budgeting tool and all areas of project planning like resource and project risk management and communications planning.

Agenda for a typical two day course:

Day One

8:30 a.m.        Breakfast

9:00 a.m.​​      Session 1: Understanding Legal Project Management

  • Program Objectives/Expectations

  • Introduction to Workshop

  • Business Case for Project Management/Leading Law Firm and Law Department Examples

  • Introduction to Legal Project Management (LPM) Terminology

  • Understanding LPM and Process Improvement and Their Interrelationships

  • Framework for Legal Project Management

  • Small Group Exercise – Applying Project Management

10:30 a.m.      Break

10:45 a.m.      Session 2: The Engaging Phase of LPM

  • Understanding the Steps in the Engaging Phase

  • Defining and Understanding Stakeholders

  • Analyzing Stakeholders and the Impact on Your Project

  • Developing Effective Engagement and Scope of Work Agreements/Defining Inand Out of Scope

  • Setting and Managing Internal and External Client Expectations

  • Capitalizing Upon Your Firm’s Resources to Get Started

12:15 p.m.      Working Lunch

​​1:15 p.m.​​​        Session 2 cont’d

2:15 p.m.        Session 3: Planning Phase of LPM

  • Understanding the Steps in the Planning Phase of LPM

  • Details of a Project Plan

  • Building a Work Breakdown Structure and Project Schedule

5:00 p.m.        Conclusion of Day 1


Day Two

8:00 a.m.       Breakfast

9:00 a.m.       Session 3: The Planning Phase of LPM (cont’d)

  • Developing the Project / Matter Budget – Using Your Work Breakdown Structure to Provide Budget Detail

  • Using Budgeting Tools

10:30 a.m.      Break

10:45 a.m.      Session 3: The Planning Phase of LPM (cont’d)

  • Building a Budget for the Case

  • Risk Management Planning

  • Communications Planning

12:30 p.m.      Lunch

1:30 p.m.       Session 4: The Executing Phase

  • Communicating with the Client Throughout the Engagement

  • Resource Management – In and Outside the Firm

  • Monitoring the Plan and Budget

  • Using Budget to Actual Tools

  • Dealing with Schedule and Scope Changes

  • Negotiating Changes with “Clients”

2:45 p.m.       Break

3:00 p.m.       Session 5: The Evaluating and Closing Phase / Concluding Projects and Next Steps

  • Conducting Lessons Learned “Debriefs” at Matter Conclusion

  • Key Takeaways and Action Planning End of Program

5:00 p.m.       End of Program

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