Podcast #30: John Grant’s Agile Project Management Tips for Lawyers


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Agile project management is huge in software development, but lawyers can take advantage of Agile, too. John Grant explains how to adapt Agile for law practice. But first, is the legal market really experiencing “modest job gains”?

The Legal Job Market’s “Modest Job Gains”

The American Lawyer reports that “[t]he legal sector added 200 jobs in July … continuing a trend of modest and intermittent growth in 2015.” However, it also says there were 1,122,000 jobs in July, meaning the “modest job gains” are an unimpressive .0178% increase. That’s not modest; that’s infinitesimal.

John Grant’s Project Management Tips for Lawyers


John Grant thinks lawyers should take advantage of modern project management and productivity systems like Agile and Kanban by adapting them for the specific needs of law practice. Does that sound dry? It’s not. It’s pretty exciting.

In today’s podcast, you’ll learn how to adapt Agile for a law practice — not just as a way to manage your matters and to-do lists but as a way to streamline your practice and make it more nimble than ever.

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