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Legal Project Management is like Latte Art

By Nathan Bowie
20 August 2018
Category: Blog

Big Chain Coffee and Big Company Software serve a purpose, but not in Legal Project Management.

The big green coffee chain has done muc... Continue reading...

It's Here! #JDHorizons Sydney

By Nathan Bowie
26 June 2018
Category: News

Another inspiring and innovative two days being put on in Sydney, 4th and 5th July, at #JDHorizons.  Two days of awesomeness!  


Give us a shout at Planning Blox to see how large, global firms are turning innovation into action.  


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An Event Not to Miss - JD Horizons 2018

By Nathan Bowie
29 January 2018
Category: News
We're excited to continue our sponsorship of the Janders Dean Horizons events in London and Sydney.  Look for dates soon (hint - May and July).  Engaging speakers, impressive attendees, and great host.  #JDHorizons18   Continue reading...
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On “Partner Adoption” of LPM and Pricing


By Nathan Bowie
31 May 2017
Category: Blog

You Can Lead a Horse to Water....

Sometimes partners get a bum rap. Within the law firm world we have seen gnashing of teeth related to “partner adoption” of Legal Project Management, particularly in various conferences. We were left wondering what this really means. Do lawyers not already “manage” their matters? Of course they do.

So what are partners seemingly reluctant to ado... Continue reading...

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P3 Demo Time

By Nathan Bowie
12 May 2017
Category: News

We can't wait for LMA P3.  Please come check out our booth or attend our session to see a quick demo of Planning Blox.  Session time is 10:25 on Wednesday May 17th, covering how to achieve 1, 2 or 3 P's using Planning Blox.  We're excited to share our latest product developments and client success stories during this brief demo.


Please stop by our booth to say hello (we promise no hard sales!) and grab yourself some Planning Blox SWAG. Continue reading...
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Client: “Where are we on this matter?”

By Nathan Bowie
06 January 2017
Category: Blog

A client or internal stakeholder calls and asks, “Where are we?  What’s the status?”  Can you answer that question while on the phone? More than likely, the usual questions will be:

 

“What’s the status of the matter/deliverable/findings?”

“When will it be complete?”

“Where are we on budget?”

“It’s mid-month, what is the accrued billable time?”

“Are we on scope?”

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Tags: Product

The Story of the Blox in Planning Blox

By Nathan Bowie
02 August 2016
Category: Blog

"What’s with the block?”, we’re often asked.  Well, the block concept serves multiple purposes.  We wanted to develop a true project management system for the likes of lawyers and other professionals, but using simplistic and intuitive design.  We wanted a way to develop complex project budgets but in a manner that makes developing and managing them easy.  We also wanted a way to visualize portfolios o... Continue reading...

Tags: Blox Product

Planning Blox Sponsors Janders Dean Chicago Conference

By Nathan Bowie
11 July 2016
Category: News
Coming off an insightful and action packed Janders Dean Horizons event in London, Planning Blox is proud to sponsor the JDHorizons Chicago event on July 15th.  The Janders Dean conferences are incredibly valuable for attendees, so we encourage all invitees to go (you did get the invitation, didn't you?).  We look forward to seeing you there!   Continue reading...
Tags: Events

Who Uses Planning Blox?

By Nathan Bowie
27 June 2016
Category: Blog

We are often asked, before someone views Planning Blox, who our intended users are:  lawyers; project management professionals; pricing analysts; management; or clients.  The answer is we intend Planning Blox to be all things to all people as relates to project and resource planning and execution.  As founders, that’s a tall order.  In the professional services world (consulting, engineering, etc.), our value is clear cut:  we are an easy to use yet sophisticated pr... Continue reading...

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Setting the Stage

By Nathan Bowie
22 June 2016
Category: Blog

We will be providing a number of articles, opinions and food for thought on this blog.  Prior to doing so, perhaps a bit of background is helpful.  The founders, Louis Miller and Nathan Bowie, have the pleasure of designing a solution based on unique experience.  First, we helped launch an early entrant into the Legal Project Management space.  Second, we have collectively 40+ years of experience in data analysis and integration specific to law firm, corporate law department and professional services organization billing... Continue reading...

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Planning Blox Launch

By Nathan Bowie
01 May 2016
Category: News

Planning Blox is now ready for implementation in both SaaS and on-premise installs.  The initial release of Planning Blox is deeply functional in project management, task management, budgeting and related monitoring, workflows and dashboards.  See how we are using today's technologies to advance the execution of profitable work in professional services organizations.

 

Contact us for a demo and see why our Professional Services Management Platform is uniquely positioned to fit your needs.

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Planning Blox Sponsors Janders Dean JDHorizons

By Nathan Bowie
12 April 2016
Category: News
Planning Blox is a proud sponsor of JDHorizons in London on May 12.  Contact us for a demo time or stop by to chat.   Continue reading...
Tags: Events

Planning Blox to Sponsor LMA P3

By Nathan Bowie
01 April 2016
Category: News
Planning is pleased to sponsor the LMA P3 conference in Chicago, May  16 -17.  We look forward to showcasing our product during Wednesday morning.  Be sure to attend our demo! Continue reading...
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