The evolution of LPMIn this interview, Kevin O’Sullivan, Head of Project Management, London, at Baker McKenzie, talks to Totum Consultant Julius Reeves about the development of the LPM role, the likely trends ahead for this ever-more critical legal function, and ways in which LPM might polarise into senior and coordinator roles in future. O’Sullivan also addresses some of the typical questions that arise around LPM roles in law, including:
- Who makes the best LPM candidate – an ex-lawyer or project management specialist?
- What is the typical job remit? The importance of control, visibility, transparency and communication.
- Where is the function likely to go next – a future of standardisation?
- And ultimately could the LPM function be the means for tackling competition arising from alternative service providers?