Category Archives: Common Sense Contracting

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Will New York City Kill Linear Document Review?


The Bloomberg administration has announced that the City of New York will now fight Civil Rights lawsuits, instead of offering small settlements. Deciding to fight more cases as a cost-control mechanism creates a tipping point for lawsuits, and document reviews. … Continue reading

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PowerSearch: A New Way To Pay For Ediscovery


I don’t know about you, but I’m still sifting through all the information I collected during Legal Tech in February. Changes in ediscovery, Google’s release of their new Vault product, and Amazon’s ongoing reduction in the cost of storage and … Continue reading

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Google Changes The Ediscovery Landscape


The big new app for 2012 just might be Google’s Apps Vault. Just released in the last days of Q1, this tool sits on top of Google Apps and simplify management of your firm’s documents. This tool will be enormously … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: 8 Lessons Learned About Outsourcing


In our last “PMO Basics,” we covered the reasons and methods for building a lessons learned file. Today, we’re going to apply lessons learned to Outsourcing. Why single out outsourcing? There are several good reasons. First, the recent wave of  … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Developing A TAR Pilot Project


Project managers are taught that the most expensive method of resolving a dispute is litigation. Yet the number of corporate lawsuits keeps rising, as does the number of documents in each lawsuit. If you’ve never worked with a legal review … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: How To Smartsource Outsourcing Programs


In the last blog, we discussed the limits of cost based outsourcing: after initial savings three is little or nothing left for the next contract, “fractures” in processes develop between the client and the vendor that damage productivity and a … Continue reading

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PMO Basics: The Downward Spiral Of Cost Based Outsourcing


Business is changing. Look at the number of books published about the economy’s move from atoms to electrons. Don Tapscott’s wrote an excellent example, “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.” The title says it all. The Internet has connected everything … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: How To Negotiate like a PAWN Star


Project management is all around us. We see it all the time, but it doesn’t necessarily register as project management. One of the most common elements of project management…. Or just plain old management… is negotiation. Very few of us have been … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Plan Projects for the New Post Office


One of the big changes we can expect in 2012 is the restructuring of the US Post Office. The post office is one of those things that you expect to always be there. You drop off a letter in the mail … Continue reading

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Oracle Solaris 11: Is This The Ultimate Cloud Tool?


On November 9th, Oracle launched the new Solaris 11 enterprise operating system at Gotham Hall in New York. Whether or not you work for IT, Oracle’s new Solaris 11 just might change the way you work. We all know the … Continue reading

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