Clients increasingly expect their law firms to deliver on time, on budget, and with the right results. They expect lower costs, more predictability, and no surprises. Nixon Peabody Project Management (NPPM) builds on the capabilities that we already apply to our client work with a firmwide methodology that focuses our project teams and our client teams on ways to improve predictability, accountability, communication, and transparency.
NPPM is all about more consistently delivering extraordinary client service.
Our NPPM-trained attorneys operate from a “one firm” physical and virtual platform for sharing with each other and with our clients best practices in legal project management. Regardless of project size or type, we think of Nixon Peabody Project Management in four phases:
Discuss and document:
- Describe “success” from the client’s perspective
- Value proposition and terms of engagement
Create project plan:
- Team members
Communicate roles, responsibilities, protocols
Execute the plan (do the “lawyering”)
Manage the team, tasks, timeframe, and budget
- Unforeseen events
- Scope changes/scope creep
Invest time to learn and improve:
- What went well
- What can we do better?
Plan for future engagements
For each phase, NPPM provides our attorneys and our clients a common set of innovative, proven approaches, complete with useful tools: guides, templates, checklists, processes, technologies.
What does Nixon Peabody’s legal project management program mean for you, our client?
Effective legal project management builds on the trust and confidence that exists between your team and ours. Our ongoing investment in legal project management translates into the consistent delivery of high‑quality legal services with “no surprises.” We already take the time to understand your business and legal challenges, and learn what “success” means for you. With Nixon Peabody’s legal project management program, we can more consistently measure ourselves against that definition. You consistently receive Nixon Peabody’s hallmark level of collaboration. We communicate with you in real time, precisely the way you want to collaborate with your lawyers. Legal services are delivered effectively and efficiently, leveraging our existing knowledge and know-how, eliminating waste and delay, and accomplishing your goals at the agreed cost and value proposition.
- For disputes, it means that you have greater control of the process and the outcome—we are with you all the way.
- For transactions, it means realistic budgets, fewer surprises, and a smoother journey to the closing.
- For all matters, it means candid post-completion assessments and the opportunity for real process improvement.
Nixon Peabody Project Management—added value to you, delivering on our firm’s core vision: “Extraordinary client service—all the time.”
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