Initial eDiscovery Project Scoping Steps – Measure Twice Series, Part 2
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Posted by: Deja Miller
A multi-part series providing guidance on how to effectively scope and plan eDiscovery projects
by Matthew Verga, JD, Xact Data Discovery
In the first Part of this series, we reviewed the value of preparation, planning, and checklists, as well as the evolving challenges and expectations associated with eDiscovery project planning. In this Part, we discuss the initial eDiscovery project scoping steps you must take.
Put Your Thinking Caps On
We don’t spend a lot of time talking about imagination in legal practice, but it’s pretty essential to effective project scoping. Unless you’re working in an eDiscovery operation with Level 5 maturity (i.e., with extensive aggregated data about past projects, matter types, etc.), each new project is going to be fairly opaque to you at the outset. You will know the general legal subject matter, the essential event(s) giving rise to the issue, and any individually named defendants within the organization. Beyond that, however, anything and everything (or nothing) might be relevant.
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