Project Planning and Change Management

The decision to bring in outside support to help plan and manage a project or performance improvement process can mean the difference between success and failure. In-house personnel who are often perfectly capable of managing a special project or process also have full-time daily job responsibilities. Supporting your in-house management resources with outside help is a good decision.

If your firm has a special project or process improvement on a schedule, we can help. Let our expertise, experience and training work for you.

Clients use our services on a project basis or on a longer-term agreement to help support implementation and change management. Our role can include documenting goals and expectations, creating the project plan and schedule, identifying milestones, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and ensuring the project stays on track.

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Benefits

What can you can gain from outside project management help and what can PerformLaw do for you?

The Process

How does a project management engagement work?

Resources

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Benefits

The confidence of knowing you will receive objective feedback. Clients who engage PerformLaw for project management services get objective, experienced, and practical advice about how the project is progressing and the effectiveness of the implemented actions.

The ability to streamline the project steps and create accountability. Use of our tools, templates, proven processes, and management expertise are included in the engagement.

A solution for the long term. All our engagements are designed to raise the level of in-house competence and promote self-sufficiency.

The ability to continue to focus on your daily responsibilities while we focus on your project or process improvements. Successful lawyers are busy and must focus on client priorities. We can help you and your management team minimize the distractions that special projects can cause.

What PerformLaw can do for you:

  • We help clarify and communicate goals and expectations.
  • We ensure accountability and define clear roles and responsibilities.
  • We provide easy to understand analysis and processes tools.
  • We help identify and address weaknesses in project planning and execution.
  • We help with the change management issues.
  • We are available when clients need us; before, during and after an engagement.

THE PROCESS

PROJECT PLAN

Goal Definition

Send Strategic Goals and Expectations Survey

Task List Creation

Roles and Responsibilities

PerformLaw

Client

Partners

Milestones

PROJECT TIMELINE

Task Schedule

Meeting Schedule

On-Sight

Virtual

Status reporting and checkin schedule

PROJECT DELIVERABLE SCHEDULE

Master list of deliverables and due dates

Client feedback schedule

Final deliverables

PROJECT FEE AGREEMENT AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Initial Invoice

Payment Schedule

BEST PRACTICES FOR MANAGING CHANGE

Role of Firm Leadership and Management

Partner Level Involvement

Legal Staff Involvement

Administrative Staff Involvement

Role of Outside Professionals

Strategic Advice

Tactical Advice

Project Management

CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS ORIENTATION

Definition of Reasons for Change

Innovation and Growth (Opportunities)

Challenge Realization (Perceived Threats)

Issue/ Problem Solving (Economic Suffering)

Organizational Factors (Who and what are likely to be affected?)

People

  • Who is likely to be affected and how?

Processes

  • What is likely to change and how?

Tools

  • What is likely to change and how?

Resources

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