Three reasons why project management skills must be on your agenda

Three reasons why project management skills must be on your agenda

By Kim Tasso

It’s no secret that the legal profession continues to go through a time of profound change. No matter how much we fight it, or pretend it’s not happening, it’s clear that only those firms who are flexible and agile enough to make timely changes to their infrastructure, systems, processes and behaviour will succeed.

Lawyers are generally pretty good at working out what needs to be done despite the challenges of achieving consensus in a partnership. But where things often fall down is in execution – implementing the agreed changes.

Whether in big law or a medium sized firm, project management must be on your agenda – here’s why: 

  1. Change management – it is often not handled very well, partly because of leadership and resource issues but often because firms lack the ability to tackle such change programmes with the appropriate vigour found in professional project management processes. It was interesting to learn recently that some of the Magic Circle f

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About the author:
Kim Tasso BA(Hons) DipM FCIM MCIJ MBA is the managing director of RedStarKim Ltd. She is an independent management consultant, specialising in the professional services sector, with over 20 years’ marketing experience. After qualifying as a psychologist and working for several years in the technology sector she worked for a number of leading professional service firms (Deloitte and Nabarro) before starting her firm in January 1994. She has worked for over 300 clients including: law firms, barristers chambers, patent attorneys, accountancy practices, insolvency practitioners, actuaries, surveyors, marketing services agencies and management consultants. She advises on and provides training and coaching in the strategic and operational aspects of management, change, marketing, selling and client relationship management. She has published a number of books (on selling, media relations and growth strategies) and hundreds of articles.