Fractional Project Management for eDiscovery May Actually Be More than the Whole: eDiscovery Best Practices

There’s no substitute for an experienced and knowledgeable project manager to oversee a level of due diligence during key phases within an eDiscovery project to avoid the kind of disaster we saw in the DR Distributors v. 21 Century Smoking case earlier this year (which I covered here and here).  In a recent post by Doug Kaminski of Cobra Legal Solutions, he discusses how – through fractional project management – that doesn’t mean every firm needs to hire an experienced eDiscovery project manager to avoid those types of major mistakes in eDiscovery.

Doug’s article Do the Math, Think Fractional starts by discussing the idea of how many organizations leverage fractional leadership today at every level of the C-Suite, including CTO for technology, CMO for marketing, COO for operations and even CEO!  But fractional leadership doesn’t just apply to the C-Suite, it can be applied to firms looking for project management assistance.  Fractional project management is a way for those firms to get the project management skills they need when they need it – to help ensure a successful outcome for complex eDiscovery projects, and the case overall.  In this case, a fraction may be more than the whole – more useful, that is!

So, what are some of the benefits associated with fractional project management?  There may be more than you think.  I won’t steal Cobra Legal Solutions’ (and Doug’s) thunder, you can check out the article here on the specifics.  Don’t forget to show your work!  😉


So, what do you think?  Have you ever leveraged fractional leadership before?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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