The legal sector is characterized by long working hours, and the constant strain to maintain a work-life balance while offering dissimilar legal attention to serve various clients, is pressuring in this 21st century. Also, the rapid developments of latest technologies for task-process-flows and legal project managements are challenging to teams’ deliverables and organization’s productivity. As such, the Agile practice to project management has asserted itself as a successful methodology in business process improvements. It gives a faster and cheaper service delivery. Its iterative processes assist in achieving flexible project planning and faster timelines.
The adoption of Agile methodology such as Scrum, Kanban, etc. aid legal teams to enhance the management of legal processes, projects and support transactional practices across diverse spheres of sociomoral and socioeconomic endeavours; and helps to determine incremental growth progress in their legal service renderings. With an Agile legal approach, legal teams work become visible, inspires teamwork, allows approachability, supports reliable communication and assures competitive advantage dispensing legal services.
Crucially, Agile methodology empowers a legal team to work with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints with continuous process improvement, saving time and client’s money. It engenders more efficiency and proactiveness with less interruption and deferments, while focusing on achieving outputs and managing inputs. It also enable skills refining, resulting in increased productivity, efficiency, adaptability and innovation.
Many lawyers struggle with the idea of incorporating traditional project management within legal matters due to the amount of up-front planning, while Agile practices make Legal project management easier by breaking the project down and enabling rapid delivery of value to the customer - John Grant – (a lawyer and founder of AGILE ATTORNEY NETWORK)
In due course, Agile processes and tools help legal teams/law firms to attend to their clients and understand their needs. It fosters the careful outline of their workflow in order to support a better value service to their clients.