What the #$*! does a PM do anyway?
The best strategy for minimizing the expense and the time expended upon a document review is to hire a project manager. A quality qualified project manager is essential to the success of a document review project. In fact, the project manager is the linchpin.
Here are some of the tasks that a document review project manager will be responsible for completing:
- Align resources needed to initiate the project. This includes tasks like obtaining computer equipment, software, and supplies.
- Prepare training materials.
- Coordinate training of the review team.
- Serve as a liaison with the service providers who are processing the data, loading the data and hosting the data within the review tool.
- Create searches, review sets and QC batches using the review tool.
- Monitor the status of the project using QC and other tools.
- Prepare reports, case summaries and metrics for the litigation team.
- Identify potential problems with the schedule and budget. Design solutions for those problems.
- Ensure that reviewer questions are resolved quickly and captured in a decision log.
- Facilitate open lines of communication between the review team and decision makers.
- Supervise the project workflow and quality control work.
What does project management look like in your world?
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