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The Ten Laws of Legal Project Management

Over the next few articles, I’ll introduce the Ten Laws of (Legal) Project Management and then go into some of them in practical, how-do-I-apply-this detail. Why ten? It feels like about the right number, a manageable number that sums up basic project management maxims and guidelines. (I hear one of you saying, That’s as high as he can count without taking off his shoes. I know who you are, too.) 1. First Effectiveness, Then Efficiency Efficiency is doing things right, but effectiveness is doi...
Tags: Law, Hamlet, Gantt, Barnardo, Practice Of Law, Helmuth von Moltke, Claudius


What Startups Can Learn From The Armed Forces

Let’s start by making it clear this article is not about the virtues of running a small business like some sort of bootcamp. There is a clear distinction between working behind a desk and fighting on the front lines. Nobody at a standard office job needs to feel as if they signed up for the Marines, meanwhile managers who bark orders like drill sergeants will be unlikely to focus on anything other than hiring new workers to combat high turnover rates. All those things aside, there are aspects o...
Tags: Startups, Intel, Military, Marines, Armed Forces, Small Business Advice, Advice For The Young At Heart, Startup Advice, Helmuth von Moltke


Project CC Underbird: Rear Axle Modifications

“No plan survives first contact.” A 19th-century Prussian field marshal coined that idea 100 years before Project CC Underbird’s triangulated four-link rear suspension and 8.8-inch, Salisbury-style, Traction Lok axle were even conceived. But Helmuth von Moltke unknowingly predicted how we would outfox ourselves with our OEM Fox-Body axle/suspension build. Our now-mangled plan started with a bout of catalog fever. Just like most Car Craft readers, our project imaginations overheat like a camp sto...
Tags: Hollywood, Minnesota, Fox, Ford, Gm, Nascar, Salisbury, Lakewood, Mustangs, Shahab, John Rambo, Hotchkiss, Varga, Helmuth von Moltke, RTV, Claudius


How to Scale a Sales Team: 5 Lessons from the CEO of Yesware

Scaling a sales team is one thing; scaling a successful sales team is another story. We spoke with Matthew Bellows, CEO of Yesware, and he shared five lessons learned from growing Yesware into a product that over 800,000 sales people use. They are obviously doing something right. These five lessons were inspired from Matthew's time as a salesperson and sales manager, and they range from when to hire the first salesperson to how to stay sane through the uncertainty of scaling your business. Bello...
Tags: News, Huffington Post, Matthew, Huffington Post Business Insider, Bellows, Matthew Bellows, Yesware, Helmuth von Moltke, James Carbary, David Skok


A Failure of the EDRM Model

The Electronic Discovery Reference Model has become something between a standard and an idée fixe in the e-discovery world. One of the models the EDRM organization propagates is the EDRM Project Management Framework (courtesy EDRM.net): Superficially, this looks terrific, hitting all the right buttons. Project management itself, wonderful. Communication, check. Plan before you execute, great. Change management, woo-hoo! But… how does it measure up against the real world? The main problem with d...
Tags: Florida, Law, Eisenhower, TMI, Montreal Metro, Practice Of Law, Helmuth von Moltke, Mont Royal, EDRM Project Management Framework, EDRM


Plan to Adapt – Part One

As I covered in Chapter Two’s The Depth of Agile discussion (in the What is Agile Development? post), agile is built from a foundation of Lean and Learning Organizations. Focusing on the business is one way of categorizing the values, principles and characteristics that serve as our foundation. Conceptually, the Business category is one pillar of what will be a House of Agile that has a common foundation: Figure 3-10 The House of Agile is a model to act as a guide for reflection and conversatio...
Tags: New York, Wikipedia, Boston, Toyota, Deloitte, Ideo, McGraw Hill, Diego Rodriguez, Raynor, Agile Expectations, Dave Moran, House of Agile, Dave Moran Bibliography Brown, HarperCollins Publishers Christensen, Christensen Raynor, Helmuth von Moltke