Editor's Note: Mike Quartararo, author of this post, will be at the Relativity booth during ILTACON 2016 to talk project management shop with other e-discovery professionals. Meet him in person at booth 400 on Tuesday, August 30, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.
To truly understand the value of project management when it comes to handling electronically stored information (ESI) and e-discovery in general, one must first have a firm grounding in general project management principles.
Project management principles are, of course, ideally suited to the management of e-discovery projects and litigation or practice support operations. They are particularly appropriate given the repetitive and dependent tasks; the variety of people and organizations involved; and the need to better manage the scope, timing, and cost of e-discovery projects. One need only consider that discovery is the most time-consuming and expensive aspect of litigation to then take the next logical step toward more efficient ways to manage it.