GLS Project Manager™

World class management for your legal project

The Problem

Project management is not “lawyering” but law firms charge you as though it is. 

Related challenges include:  

  • project management tasks massively impact the burn rate of external legal budgets
  • project management is overwhelmingly a non-strategic use of valuable internal legal resources
  • it is not always feasible to allocate internal resources to project management tasks
  • the “legal” overtures of a project may intimidate an internally allocated project manager that does not have a law background
  • most of your time seems to be taken up by instructing, corresponding with, chasing and responding to stakeholders and the dozens of service providers that are “assisting” on the project
  • managing the day to day aspects of a project is extremely time intensive
  • law firm based project management is inherently at risk from time-based billing practices
  • the opportunity cost of using your internal lawyer for project management is extremely high

PM done well is the most reliable means of delivering safely, on-time and on-budget.  Lawyers are good at project management.  

Wouldn’t it be great to be able access a project manager without having to pay high private practice or internal opportunity costs? 

The GLS Solution

GLS Project Manger™ allows you to release the latent inefficiencies associated with traditional legal project management that use lawyers (internal or external) to carry out project management. 

GLS Project Manager™ provides you with a senior lawyer to assist in the running of your transaction. This lawyer comes without the price tag of an external legal resource or the opportunity cost of using your own internal lawyer. 

GLS Project Manager™ helps you manage your valuable legal resources (people/budget) by giving you world class legal competency, at a fraction of the cost. 

GLS Project Manager™ allows you to split project related tasks into “Project Management” and “Legal” so that they are carried out from the correct and appropriate cost base. 

By resourcing project dependencies by reference to the skillsets actually required, you are freed to generate significant time, cost and quality efficiencies.  

Lawyering, when needed, can be limited to advising on high-value and strategic points (identified by your project manager), whilst project management is done qualitatively and cost efficiently.  

GLS Project Manager™ will take care of all “management” aspects required to get the project safely “over the line” on time and on budget whilst efficiently navigating the overall legal context.

The project manager will prepare and deliver status reports and updates to you and your board as often or as little as you like. 

Problem solved. 

Solution Deliverables

Single Contact Point:Your GLS Project Manager™ will handle all aspects of external counsel management from the daily interaction through to the delivery of the below service features.
Minimise Business Interruption:Your GLS Project Manager™ will assist you to manage all aspects of the project, including working with you to reach out for data/instructions from within your ecosystem.
Project Planning:The GLS Group paved the way for the removal of 80% of the costs of legal assignments – now we can also make sure that your external counsel’s project plan is optimised for your business.
Reporting:Your GLS Project Manager™ can provide you and/or your board with status updates as often or as little as you like. Such reports will be delivered in the form of short, concise and effective data points free from “legalise”.

Project Requirements

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Solution SLA Options and US$ Pricing

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Engagement OptionsHours IncludedHourly Rate Equivalent
Day Rate10 hour day$299/hr
Weekly Rate50 hour week$269/hr
Monthly Rate200 hour month$199/hr

GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score

This solution’s GLS RPLV impact score:

Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets

This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:

In-House Legal: Critical Functions / Processes

Human Capital

GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.

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