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Learn how to conduct research and design, implement, roll out, and measure the success of your intranet—now and in the future! Register now for this information-packed day-long seminar presented by Nina Platt, Laurie Southerton, and Amy Witt.
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Location: University of Chicago, Gleacher Center Chicago, IL
How will you benefit by attending this Master Class?
Building or redesigning an intranet or portal for your law firm is challenging—and doing it without a plan is near impossible. Creating a successful intranet starts with making a good business case to get the support necessary to succeed.
Why do intranet projects fail? According to Helen Day and John Baptista, in their Intranet Strategy and Governance Report published in June 2007, intranet projects fail because:
- No clear documented strategy is in place
- Strategy is not communicated clearly to leaders
- A failure to align intranet strategy with broader business objectives
- Lack of senior sponsorship/ownership
- Difficulty implementing consistent standards
This comprehensive, full-day master class will identify the types of governance needed during your project and after—introducing you to a proven project methodology while identifying tips and techniques that you can use immediately within your firm. Attendees will also understand the research around why intranet projects fail and why engaging your users throughout your project is critical to success!
Upon completing this course you will be able to:
- Write a compelling business case for your intranet projects
- Build an effective governance team
- Use a proven methodology to manage your projects
- Conduct research by collecting, analyzing and reporting on user goals and tasks
- Design and organize your intranet to be the most efficient and effective for your firm’s users
- Decide when to build and when to buy technology and tools to implement on your intranet
- Plan a successful roll out of your new intranet
- Understand what to measure to communicate success and to plan for changes for your intranet in the future
We are pleased to announce the publication of Creating the Successful Law Firm Intranet published by Ark Group in association with KIM Legal. Written by Nina Platt, Laurie Southerton, and Amy Witt, the report is based on the user centric implementation method presented during last year’s webinar series of the same name. It includes chapters that discuss developing a business case, governance, and an in-depth look at the process model the book is based on as well as chapters for each phase of the model – Research, Design, Development, Roll-out, and Measure & Maintenance.
The report also includes case studies of the intranet deployments at Baker Donelson, O’Melveny & Myers, Reed Smith, Tory’s with additional cases studies of firms who are not named. Our thanks to Meredith Williams, (director of knowledge management at Baker Donelson), Tom Baldwin (chief knowledge officer at Reed Smith), Marty Metz (director of information technology at O’Melveny & Myers) and Elizabeth Ellis (partner at Torys) for their willingness to offer their intranets as case studies and work with us on the development of those case studies. We also want to thank Anna Shaw, commissioning editor at Ark Group, for her editorial expertise.
A link to more information about the book is included above. Once there, you will find a link to view the table of contents and executive summary. We will be posting additional information regarding the purchase of the book next week.
Now we can return to creating posts for this blog. Something we haven’t done for some time.
~ Nina Platt