I love learning from juxtapositions of things you wouldn’t normally think have much in common. So I enjoyed reading this post on PM Hut entitled: Manage your project like attorneys manage matters. Who’d a thunk there was anything similar between developing a new software product and preparing a legal case. But it turns out that there are plenty of similarities between the two, if you approach the subject with an open mind, in terms of:
- Setting expectations
- Clarifying communications
- Identifying costs and risks
- Preparing effective documents
I have worked with lawyers who were good at the above, and some who were bad. Same as with software teams.