Project Management and Law Firms
Patricia J. Williams, MA, PMP
PMIWDC Non-Member Rate
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Curie and Drew Conference Rooms – Greensboro Station Conference Facility
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA, 22102
- 11:30 am: Networking begins
- 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Program
About The ProgramLegal project management is increasingly becoming common, especially in law firms working under alternative fee arrangement structures such as fixed or flat fees, cost limits, and success bonuses. These specific types of legal cases often require tight management of the legal schedule, risks, and costs in a more rigorous and measured manner than law firms have practiced in the past. This session will focus on the application of the concepts of project management leveraged to control and manage legal cases or matters. Attendees will learn how practitioners of legal project management apply key principles in the PMI approach which impact the mechanics and business of providing legal services, in order to maximize both human and material resources in the delivery of legal services.
DirectionsIn Tysons Corner, entries into parking from Hwy 7, near intersections of Westpark Drive or Greensboro Drive. Photo ID is required. SAIC Drive is a roundabout at the end of ‘Solutions Drive.’ Guest parking is free. Easiest to enter at front of building (large glass atrium).
About the Speaker
Patricia J. Williams, MA, PMP
Ms. Patricia J. Williams is an analytical team player with critical leadership and communication skills, who uses a comprehensive approach to manage enterprise-wide projects from initiation to completion. A strong client engagement orientation is the foundation for 14 years of experience in: new technology implementation; business process analysis and redesign; and data assessment, management and validation.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ms. Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Temple University and a Master of Arts degree in education from University of Maryland, College Park. Ms. Williams is a former director of admission and financial aid, and has served on college admission decision committees for several selective private and public colleges and universities. Ms. Williams has worked in Program and Product Management at the College Board, test makers of the AP®, PSAT®and SAT® exams, and as a senior consultant for Ellucian, Inc. (formerly Datatel, Inc. + SGHE) and Blackboard, Inc., leaders in the higher education technology space. For more than 13 years, Ms. Williams has been a co-facilitator and application read trainer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars Program, and has presented topics such as “Best Practices for Data Governance,” “The Data Guru,” and “Maximizing Your ERP Data” for numerous higher education audiences.
Ms. Williams also regularly presents for the National Young Leaders Conference and the Young Women’s National Conference. Some of Ms. Williams’ topics have included, “Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom,” “Education – the Great Equalizer,” “Education: How It Leads to Success and Opportunity,” “Dynamic Decision Making,” and “Crossing the Bridge to College and Beyond.”
In her spare time, Ms. Williams volunteers with numerous organizations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and other public service organizations, Unity of Washington, DC, and the Brightwood Community Association. Ms. Williams is founder of TheCollegePlanner, LLC, non-fee based college planning and coaching service, and DataEd Solutions, LLC, a for-profit education consultancy, driven to help higher education institutions assess, manage, and analyze enterprise-wide data in order to transform it into meaningful and impactful information.
About the Tyson's Corner Luncheons
PMIWDC holds free monthly luncheon meetings in Tyson's Corner, hosted by SAIC Corporation.
Bring your lunch, or visit the onsite cafeteria. PDU credits are be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs).
Membership in PMI is not required, but all guests should pre-register to attend.