We’ve had advance sight of a brand-new whitepaper from Prosperoware, which provides in-depth guidance on the best
Microsoft Teams structures for different matter types and complexities. While the whitepaper is pitched as a starting point for channel design for legal, it gives us a glimpse into how some of the more advanced firms are using Teams for legal project management, and the potential there when combined with other Microsoft 365 applications.
The starting point generally sees firms creating Teams for matters and here Keith Lipman, founder and CEO of Prosperoware, and author of the whitepaper says:
“Complexity should generally be added as the matter progresses.”
Law firms are inevitably at very different stages of engagement with Teams, and while many are still only using it as an internal tool for team members, others are already using it as an extranet to collaborate with external providers.
The whitepaper provides multiple recommended Teams structures for simple and far more complex matters such as complex M&A and litigation, both where there is just internal involvement or external
collaboration as well. Corporate teams are able to create an outside counsel Team in which to collaborate.
What is really interesting is that when combined with M365 Applications such as Planner; OneNote; List; and Dataverse, Teams can be become a legal project management tool that includes automated, pre-defined tasks to drive digital transformation.
The white paper is designed to provoke thought and discussion and help law firms to design their methodology and it certainly does that.