Friday, October 01, 2004

IT Project Management: The Legal Perspective

Other than privacy (which is overwhelmingly the majority of my practice), I'm also an IT/technology lawyer. Before PIPEDA and the emergence of privacy as a legal discipline, IT took up all of my practice. In light of this, I was kindly invited by the Project Management Institute to give a presentation of the legal perspective of IT project management, which I did today.

I have seen far too many technology projects go completely sideways because there was no legal input in advance or because the contract was drafted by a software engineer and "legal" is called in after the development is complete to review the poorly drafted (or completely inappropriate) agreement the day before they plan to sign it. Aargh. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The presentation is available here, for anyone who may be interested: IT Project Management: The Legal Perspective.

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