Miscellaneous

Effective eDiscovery Project Management Lowers Cost and Ensures Value

Who is responsible for managing an eDiscovery project?

My brother, Jason, is an experienced project manager who also happens to be building a new house. In this age of social media, I can watch the progress of his house on a private Facebook page, even though it is 2,500 miles away.

Frankly, I can’t imagine having him as a client, and I mean that in a very positive way.

Jason is the perfect storm for his general contractor. He’s a great handyman and has all the necessary skills to build his new home by himself. Also, as a project manager he’s developed many detailed plans and schedules for completing complex projects. He checks in on the progress of construction every single day and makes notes of where everything stands.

Most importantly, Jason absolutely owns the project. He is unabashed about standing up for schedule compliance, the construction budget and the quality of the work. In this “simple” residential construction project, he makes sure everything is going according to the process he defined with the general contractor before work started. His diligence has paid off. (more…)

This blog is written by Baker Donelson’s in-house eDiscovery team. The Baker eDiscovery team has a combined 90 years of applicable experience. The eDiscovery industry has changed a lot over last fifteen years. Given growing client data volumes, the industry rushed to create tools and provide resources to augment the traditional role the litigator played in managing discovery. Over time, this led to the creation of a legitimate legal subspecialty focused exclusively on managing eDiscovery.
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