2007 InnovAction Award

Knowledgeline

Looking to add more hardware to your trophy room? The InnovAction Awards is a worldwide search for lawyers, law firms, and other deliverers of legal services who are currently engaged in some extraordinary innovative efforts. The goal is to demonstrate to the legal community what can be created when passionate professionals, with big ideas and strong convictions, are determined to make a difference.

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Live on SharePoint 2007! Recap and Leasons Learned.

Knowledgeline

Well, our portal was officially switched over last Tuesday, January 16 th , 2007. We were running webparts from '03 for MONTHS on our SharePoint 2007 environment with any issues and only found problems as the load begin to reach critical mass. I hope that all of you doing SharePoint 2007 deployments are as fortunate/lucky as we've been We spent last week doing office-by-office roadshows, giving demos to both staff and lawyers.

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Faceted Search Is Coming for SharePoint 2007

Knowledgeline

This capability has been made possible with the help of XMLAW and is not standard, out of the box, functionality with SharePoint 2007 Many folks have asked about 'faceted' search, which simply put allows for easier filtering of results. While our full-text search of WorkSite content is still getting used almost 900 times per day, our lawyers have been asking for this feature, which is still in beta for us, but coming soon.

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Knowledgeline: See the Sheppard Mullin SharePoint 2007 portal live!:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

Knowledgeline Friday, January 05, 2007 See the Sheppard Mullin SharePoint 2007 portal live! On January 18th, ILTA will be sponsoring a webinar in which we will be demonstrating our SharePoint 2007 portal, featuring XMLAW. SharePoint 2007 is full of surprises – let's talk. Non-ILTA members are also welcome to join, the connection fee is very reasonable. To listen to the recording of this webinar, click here.

2007 40

Microsoft worfklow gaining momentum

Knowledgeline

While some of the firms were looking at a few different solutions, many were looking at (or already building) workflow using Microsoft's suite of Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) and SharePoint 2007. The popularity of SharePoint 2007 has exceeded even Microsoft's expectations and related technologies are coming along for the ride, with workflow being one of them. In a recent roundtable, sponsored by e-Sentio , the topic was mainly focused on workflow.

2007 40

New Sedona Conference comments lend credence to new search tools

Knowledgeline

In this case, Ralph Losey has done a great job on his blog in summarizing the most recent commentary from the Sedona Conference , published in August of 2007. Thank goodness there are lawyers out there willing and able to cull down commentary from the Sedona Conference into bite-sized morsels we can all consume.

2007 40

Sheppard Mullin case study gets a 'top 17' nod from Microsoft

Knowledgeline

What do BMW, MTV, Enterprise Rent A Car, Mary Kay Cosmectics and Sheppard Mullin all have in common? We're all listed on the official blog for Microsoft's SharePoint Product Group as having top case studies for MOSS. While it's nice that our case study is part of this group, it's actually really interesting to take a quick peek at the other case studies. We can learn a lot from folks outside of legal.

2007 40

New site on the KM scene

Knowledgeline

Every now and then, something comes along that is compelling to spend time with. Today I received an e-mail from Matthew Parsons with a link to his new site(co-authored by Neil Richards ), Knowledge Thoughts. I'm hard pressed to classify it as a blog or a wiki, I suppose it really a bliki - combining elements of both. Here's Matthew's description of the site: "Today Neil Richards and I are delighted to launch Knowledgethoughts.com, an open source resource for the KM and legal KM communities.

2007 40

Recap from the Legal Technology Exchange

Knowledgeline

This was a great event, as it blended leading C-level folks from law firms as well as leaders from many major in-house legal departments. The speakers represented a great cross-section of in-house counsel and law firms. For me, it's always helpful to be reminded of the pain points our clients are feeling and try to identify ways we can help. One of the main themes was the continuing pressure in-house counsel face to reduce legal costs.

2007 40

Australian Law Tech Summit - Recap

Knowledgeline

On my recent visit to Australia, I spoke at the 2nd Annual Law Tech Summit in Noosa, Australia. Put on by the fine team at Chilli Marketing Solutions, it was a very well organized event, with a lot of great content. The highlights for me, were the keynote given by Richard Susskind who's concepts and theories have heavily influenced how I view IT within legal, and Peter Williams , a Partner at Deliotte and CEO of their web and software development business, Ecplise.

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Blogging at ILTA's conference

Knowledgeline

While I had a few posts from the ILTA conference, some seemed to be surgically attached to their PC while in sessions. It's amazing to see the amount of information spewing out from bloggers like David Hobbie , Doug Cornelius , and Monica Bay. I think folks providing near real-time posts are great for the industry. Daily headlines from Sean Doherty also let those not able to attend get some of the major highlights of the conference. Keep up the good work

2007 40

Enterprise Search, uncovered and revealed

Knowledgeline

John Alber's recent article titled, " Search at the Foundation of the Enterprise ", does a really nice job of explaining the business issues solved by enterprise search and goes on to discuss, in depth , the various types of underlying search technology used today. It's in plain English , so even I can understand it. John was nice enough to include pictures and charts to help explain set-theoretic models, algebraic models, and probabilistic models.

2007 40

Live from ILTA

Knowledgeline

So far, things are pretty interesting. KM tracks yesterday were well attended, so perhaps there is hope for KM, despite my earlier post ;) Today the buzz is about OpenText's announcement around their SharePoint strategy.

2007 40

Is KM Dead?

Knowledgeline

That seems to be the question on the minds of many these days. Or more softly put, how do CKOs ( or other KM types) fit into a world with strategically minded CIOs and other IT folks. Technology has also gained a solid footing in the KM space and while there is debate as to how far technology can be taken to replace people (especially in PSL roles) it's certainly established itself as an important tool.

2007 40

Free MOSS wild card search add-on

Knowledgeline

For many, wild-card searching is a huge gap in the MOSS enterprise search product. Those of you that own the SPxConnect Enterprise Search product from XMLAW get the entire Ontolica suite, which is wrapped into their product. If you just want wild-card searching, Ontolica is now offering their wildcard add-on for free, I suppose a teaser of sorts to get you to buy their entire product line.

2007 40

Sucession planning and the war for talent

Knowledgeline

Larry Richard , who heads up the Leadership and Development practice group for Hildebrandt recently spoke at my firm's Partner Retreat, where he opined on a number of points. One of the more interesting dilemmas facing law firms is succession planning for all the baby-boomer partners heading towards retirement.

2007 40

Morgan Stanley Verdict Overturned.

Knowledgeline

On a topic other than SharePoint. It appears that the $1.58 billion verdict was overturned because of the plaintiff's inability to prove damages, despite the fact that the judge precluded any defense on liability. It likely won't affect the underlying e-discovery issues, but it's interesting that this was overturned after all the hoopla surrounding it.

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Sheppard Mullin SharePoint Case Study

Knowledgeline

Here's a link to the case study on Microsoft's site, which was just published today. If you'd like to download a cleaner version of this in Word, click here. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and has a pint or two of green beer :) Tom

2007 40

Informal learning - the root of KM?

Knowledgeline

Been reading through Jay Cross's new book - "informal learning - rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance" during the holiday break. Way more learning happens in the coffee room than the classroom, but firms continue to spend way more on formal training than informal learning - there is a huge disconnect right there.

2007 40

Knowledgeline: SharePoint 2007 Update - Enterprise Search Rocks!!:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

Knowledgeline Tuesday, November 14, 2006 SharePoint 2007 Update - Enterprise Search Rocks!! So, we are now less than a month away from going live on our SharePoint 2007 portal. Youve likely seen my previous posts on Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF), which has been a huge boon for us, now let me introduce you to the next new feature of SharePoint 2007 which I think is reason enough to make the switch, the new Enterprise Search engine.

2006 40

Knowledgeline: SharePoint 2007 Enterprise Search: Screenshots:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

Knowledgeline Thursday, December 14, 2006 SharePoint 2007 Enterprise Search: Screenshots Were very close to launching our new portal, but to give our users a sense of what it will look like and to test performance, we launched a separate search site on Tuesday.

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Knowledgeline: SharePoint 2007 is full of surprises – lets talk workflow!:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

Knowledgeline Thursday, June 15, 2006 SharePoint 2007 is full of surprises – lets talk workflow! I will be periodically blogging about our firms venture with SharePoint 2007 (SP07). The workflow utilizes a Form Library list with a custom content type (InfoPath 2007 form - opened in the web browser using Office Forms Services).

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PRINCE2 – Still top of the charts

Arras People

Back in 2007 PRINCE2 was the most popular Project Management Qualification in the country (see article below). 2007 Report. The 2007 outlook? Respondents were asked which additional accreditations they were likely to go for in 2007.

PRINCE2 – Still Top of the Charts

Arras People

Back in 2007 PRINCE2 was the most popular Project Management Qualification in the country (see article below). 2007 Report. The 2007 outlook? Respondents were asked which additional accreditations they were likely to go for in 2007.

Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

A Metric Framework for Capability Definition, Engineering and Management Seventeenth Annual International Symposium of the International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE) 24 - 28 July 2007. Thesis, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2007.

GirlsGuideToPM: My Top 10 Articles of All Time

Girl's Guide to PM

In September 2007 I published a guide to why projects fail. In case you’ve only just stumbled across this blog, this year I’m celebrating 10 years of blogging about project management. I thought it was time to look back and see what the stand-out articles were over the years.

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Effect of Culture on Innovation – A Conversation with Vivek Wadhwa

Guerrilla Project Management

His research, which has been supported by several grants from the Kauffman Foundation and by the Sloan Foundation, has been cited in thousands of national and international media outlets since 2007 and has. His research, which has been supported by several grants from the Kauffman Foundation and by the Sloan Foundation, has been cited in thousands of national and international media outlets since 2007 and has.

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Get Motivated: 10 Motivational Speeches That Will Change Your Life

ProjectManager.com

Bill Gates, Commencement Speech, Harvard, 2007. As professionals with targets, projects to manage and bills to pay, we must perform, whether it’s the beginning of the week or the exhausting end of a long, hard one.

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Knowledgeline: Microsoft finally enters the KM space with Knowledge Network:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

Knowledgeline Thursday, May 18, 2006 Microsoft finally enters the KM space with Knowledge Network Bill Gates announced yesterday at Microsofts annual CEO Summit, their first product targeted towards knowledge management, more precisely centered on expertise location called Knowledge Network, which will be a part of SharePoint 2007.

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What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

ProjectManager.com

But between late 2007 and 2015, the number of hours of content streamed increased 1,000 times. Everybody’s head is in the cloud nowadays. The phrase has shifted its meaning, however. Where it once implied daydreaming, now it is the realm of innovative businesses and forward-thinking leaders.

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

I decided in 2007 to obtain my PMP® and that is when I really become serious about formal project management. Today I’m interviewing Amy Hamilton. Amy’s spoken at a TEDTalk, served in the US Army, and is writing a book. Truly a woman of many talents!

2017 319

Clarifying Misconceptions of the Big Launch

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve been attending the South by Southwest (SxSW) conferences since before Twitter’s breakout year in 2007. And every year since 2007, journalists rush home to talk about the next thing to launch at SxSW, and ask whether [insert startup name here] is the next Twitter.

2016 233

Capitalising on a “Disloyalty Bonus”

Arras People

The PMBR has consistently reported high percentages of practitioners who have had unchanged remuneration or worse during the period since the financial crisis of 2007.

2018 181

How Change Management Fits Into Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Here is some further reading that you might like: Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers, Anthony Mersino (Amacom, 2007). This article, How Change Management Fits Into Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

Cone of Uncertainty - Revisited

Herding Cats

Coping with the Cone of Uncertainty: An Empirical Study of the SAIV Process Model,” Da Yang, Barry Boehm, Ye Yang, Qing Wang, and Mingshu Li, ICSP 2007 , LNCS 4470, pp. 37–48, 2007.

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Best Time Tracking App for iOS

TimeCamp

iPhone is the symbol of the modern mobile phones, called smartphones (being the first of its kind – when Steve Jobs announced it launch in 2007, it was a breakthrough.) Despite some strange practices applied lately by Apple Inc. farewell, dear 3,5mm headphone jack!),

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ITIL for Project Managers – Should you?

Online PM Courses

The ITIL Refresh Project issued ITIL Version 3 in 2007. ITIL Version 3 is now known as ITIL 2007 Edition, and In 2009, the OGC officially announced that it would withdraw ITIL Version 2 certification. In July 2011, the OGC published the 2011 edition of ITIL to update the 2007 version.

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Project Management Software Provides Accurate Reporting

Function Point

Founded by Braden Douglas in 2007, Relevention’s team of savvy and creative marketing and design professionals leverages a proprietary 8-step marketing strategy process to provide innovative and results-driven marketing solutions. Case Study: Accurate Reporting = Better Project Management. COMPANY: Relevention Marketing Solutions INDUSTRY: Marketing Strategy & Creative SIZE: 26 Employees. Background On Relevention.

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Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Coping with the Cone of Uncertainty: An Empirical Study of the SAIV Process Model,” Da Yang, Barry Boehm, Qing Wang, and Mingshu Li, ICSP 2007, LNCS 4470, pp. 37–48, 2007.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

She teaches project management at University of Padova and has been a PMI volunteer since 2007. Digitalization and Collaboration. The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

1] Hunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and Economics , Nancy Cartwright, Cambridge University Press, 2007. I know not why I am so sad - Antonio, at the beginning of The Merchant of Venice.

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TOP 3 change.org petitions which can boost companies’ productivity

TimeCamp

The website was launched on February 7, 2007. Today we present the top three petitions which can boost companies’ productivity. You may wonder why it matters and what’s the purpose. The thing is, petitions have an enormous power to change things for the better.

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

Serving the project management community since 2007 with fresh project management articles every day! #PMOT is the Twitter hashtag used by Project Managers on Twitter.

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