Afternoon Session: From Start to Finish: Getting Your Project Management Game On

All projects great and small have a start and a finish. But how do you get from the beginning to the end while measuring and demonstrating value to your stakeholders? Three law firm librarians will discuss how they formally navigated a recent project they undertook. Each panelist will explain their process (Agile, Lean, Six Sigma, Waterfall, or other) and how they applied it in their unique environment (from small to AmLaw 100 firms). They will address such topics as using a project budget, communicating with stakeholders, navigating issues that arise during the course of a project, and lessons learned. Attendees will receive a takeaway that will enable navigation of their own projects. Come learn how to manage a project from start to finish!

This panel discussion will be moderated by Elaine Egan, Chair of the PLLIP-SIS Executive Board.

You won’t want to miss this informative afternoon panel happening at the 2018 PLLIP Summit: The Power of Process, so be sure to register by June 18th. Space is limited. To register for the Summit, please visit the AALL Annual Conference page, where the Summit is listed as a Preconference workshop.

Panelists

Katherine Lowry, BakerHostetler
As Director of Practice Services, Katherine reports to the CIO and provides strategic leadership and governance of the firm’s information technology deliverables and services to five core practice areas. While her role oversees knowledge management, training and integration of business applications, business process improvement solutions, and the delivery of information and research services, it also includes management of the newest legal innovation group, IncuBaker, focused on the integration of three major advancements: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Analytics. Katherine obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stetson University and her law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.

Megan Von Behren, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Megan Von Behren is the Senior Research Services Manager at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City, where she has also served in roles such as Technical Services Librarian and Interim Help Desk Manager.  She received her PMP (Project Management Professional) certification in April of 2017.

Sandra Dunbar, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
Sandra Dunbar is Firm Librarian for Heyl Royster Voelker and Allen. Sandy has been with Heyl Royster for 12 plus years. During that time she managed the move and downsizing of all five of the firm’s libraries; four of those moves were office relocations. More recently the firm has opened new offices in Chicago and St. Louis, with the expectation of largely electronic resources. Sandy is a graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and an M.L.I.S. graduate of Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

Moderator
Elaine Egan, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Elaine M. Egan is Director, Global Library and Information Services for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Elaine is the current PLLIP Chair and is an active member of AALL and LLAGNY having served as Past President and Board member. She received her MLS and undergraduate degree from St. John’s University. As a moderator, speaker and panelist, Elaine has collaborated with PLLIP members on topics at the forefront of knowledge management, law firm strategy, user engagement and industry trends. Elaine can be reached through LinkedIn.

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