Harvard and MIT yesterday announced they’ll be offering some of their regular courses online.
These aren’t wimpy “free-U” courses. These are real courses. With real (tough) exams and grades.
Harvard and MIT aren’t alone. Working on competing (and complementary) efforts are a few other little schools. Princeton. Stanford. Penn. Michigan.
That’s serious stuff.
So… where [...]
I saw an ad today for a university-sponsored legal project management1 course for in-house counsel.
I checked out the instructors, figuring that a reputable university would of course engage one of the specialists in this area. In this case I assumed it would be one of my colleague-competitors, since the course was news to me.
BNet has an article this week on what it calls the ten worst business ideas of all time. Idea #3 is suspending training in times of tight money.
(Obvious disclaimer: I offer training services through my company and through various Master Classes around the country.)
First, I don’t think it’s one of the ten worst [...]
Most of the training I do is for individual firms and departments. Thus it’s not open to outside attendees.
Occasionally, I teach what’s called a Master Class. I have a public Master Class next Tuesday in Chicago for which I believe a couple of seats remain available. Patrick J. Lamb, litigator extraordinaire and an author [...]
A client asked recently, “How would you determine whether someone’s a good trainer in this field [Legal Project Management]?”
I came up with a brief list of traits to look for — requirements, in a sense:
Passion for the subject: A passion for the topic, as well as an ongoing commitment to it as a [...]
Peter E. Cohan, on the Great Demo site, has a strong post about how groups respond after training. He breaks attendees into three groups:
Enthused, ready to make it work Understanding but not truly committed Rejecting, “if it ain’t broke….”
The insight isn’t new, but as usual Peter has a great way of clarifying the [...]
Every morning, somewhere between working out (physical health) and getting to work (fiscal health), I do a wide-ranging scan of what’s in the news and on the web (mental health). A few more items than usual this morning relate to areas I focus on.
A/B Testing Alternative Fees
Matt Hohman of LexThink and The [Non]Billable [...]
The title of this article, Can Anyone Manage Projects, has two meanings.
When I said it to a colleague about two years ago, we got our wires crossed for a minute because of the dual meanings.
I asked, in effect — and rhetorically –”Do you have to be some sort of certified project manager to [...]
I see that someone is offering a 90 minute webinar in Legal Project Management for $400 ($300 if you don’t want the CD). Interesting.
Especially since I’m offering an all-day, in person master class in the subject for a little more than twice that amount — or a little less than twice that amount if [...]