Legal Lean Sigma® and Project
It's not about doing more with less. It's about doing the right things and doing them right, the first time, every time.
Why Process Improvement
and Project Management?
has translated PI and PM concepts, frameworks, and tools specifically for the legal profession. PI/PM is about doing the right
thing right - the first time - every time.
The PI/PM combination enables us to improve teamwork
and communication, reduce wasteful activities, discover best practices, and increase value for everyone. We have developed tried and true methods that translate to legal
and business processes. Starting with "voice of the client," we employ PI to discover better (even innovative) ways
to perform and deliver our work that increase benefits to both the client and the firm / legal department.
Legal Lean Sigma Institute
provides expert consulting support and programs that take you, your organization, and your clients to new levels of excellence:
- Consulting services that encompass the spectrum of organizational
development and structuring, including program design, needs assessments, competitive positioning, advisory services to leaders,
compensation redesign, governance, marketing of PI/PM programs, as well as pricing, practice management and other "P"s.
- Education and skill development through certification courses, workshops, retreats,
and keynote addresses
- Process improvement project design,
facilitation, and support
All of our
work is specific to the legal profession. We believe there is no one, right way to do this work. So, whether we are working
with a law firm, legal department, service provider, vendor, or legal aid office either individually or in a collaborative
setting, each and every engagement
is tailored to the unique needs of our clients.
Legal Lean Sigma® programs are the first to be designed exclusively for the legal profession. You don't have to spend your time and energy bridging
concepts from manufacturing because we did it for you. We use relevant case studies, examples, and success stories from law firms and legal
departments so that you can learn about Six Sigma, Lean and PM in the context of what is most important to you.
From a recent evaluation
of a privately delivered Yellow Belt Certification Course:
"We received a complete introduction to this very comprehensive material
in a way that allowed us to take away practical means to begin implementing the concepts as part of our work. Your facilitation
met the class at its various participant needs and your design/structure allowed the teams to work on practical application
in a way that reinforced the concepts via your own work/design." 3/27/2017
Certification Courses & Programs
White Belt - Legal Lean Sigma and
Project Management: 1 day course
dates, presented in collaboration with the ALA as a pre-con session at ALA's regional conferences - REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!
7-9, 2017, Venetian Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV and October
12-14, 2017, Renaissance Nashville, Nashville, TN
Additional 2017 Dates TBA soon. If you are interested in hosting an open enrollment program, please contact us.
Yellow Belt - Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management:
2 day course
July 25 and 26, Charlotte, NC
Host Firm: Parker Poe
FALL: October 3 & 4, Boston, MA
Host Firm: Goulston
There is no prerequisite to be a Yellow Belt Candidate. This program is open to all but designed
for teams to attend together: learn and start working on a process improvement project while getting your certification and
earning CLE. Any team that reserves a table has an opportunity to work with a faculty member in advance of the program on
the selection of a process and/or a cross-functional, diverse team of attendees and discuss your goals.
Table team (up to 7) $9975 $9875
Individual $2475 $2275
Special rates available for the host firms, educators, members of the military, and
full time students. Please contact us.
Sample agendas - White and Yellow
Belt Certification Courses
Privately delivered certification courses are tailored; processes used
in the workshop components of our courses are pre-selected as are the team compositions. We recommend assembling cross-functional,
diverse teams of business and legal professionals.
White Belt Agenda - Sample
Yellow Belt Agenda - Sample
Lean Six Sigma for Law Firms
Authored by Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD, this is the first report
of its kind to provide in-depth strategic and tactical guidance on the application of Lean and Six Sigma in law
firms, the different approaches law firms are taking, where and how to get started, and case studies highlighting results.
CLICK HERE for a sample chapter, summary, and the Foreword by Thomas L. Sager, former Senior
VP and General Counsel, DuPont Legal.
Would you like for to be included in the next edition entitled Lean
Six Sigma for Law Firms and Legal Departments? Contact Catherine@LegalLeanSigma.com.
Are you struggling
with budgeting, pricing, and billing?
Do you want to stop fighting over the value of legal spend?
Are you looking for budget
Are you ready to change the conversation?Process improvement and project management
are the keys. ------------------------------------------------------------------------