In some cases, DisputeSoft can help clients recover troubled projects.
DisputeSoft recognizes that litigation counsel can bring great value to its clients by identifying and advising the client regarding alternatives to litigation where litigation counsel is retained prior to the termination of an agreement. An alternative to litigation that should be considered is the restructuring of a party’s relationship and underlying agreement to rescue a troubled project and facilitate a successful implementation.
Common Symptoms of Troubled Projects
Does your firm need help turning around a troubled project? DisputeSoft may be able to help recover projects exhibiting these common symptoms:
- Behind schedule or over budget
- Improperly allocated resources
- Lack of experience, expertise, or resources
- Technical issues, system performance, or lack of IT management
- Scope creep, unmet milestones, and abundance of customizations
- Inadequate documentation
- Ineffective communication or leadership and turnover of key staff
- Issues with implementation or unsatisfied customers or users
- Inadequate risk management
How We Can Help
When counsel is retained by the customer prior to the termination of an agreement, and counsel and its client are assessing the prospect of saving the project, our experts can assist counsel in determining what went wrong, the parties’ relative responsibility, and whether the issues can be resolved. DisputeSoft can also assist counsel in developing detailed remediation plans including project plans, descriptions of services, risk mitigation plans and the like, and generally support counsel’s effort to restructure the parties’ relationship and put it on a path to success.
Many vendors have personnel on staff with the skills to assist their counsel in determining what went wrong, the parties’ relative responsibility, and whether the issues can be resolved. However, where such resources are not available DisputeSoft can assist with the development of remediation plans including performing the same services DisputeSoft performs for customer counsel, and generally support counsel’s effort to restructure the parties’ relationship in a fashion that will enable both the vendor’s and customer’s teams to manage the project to success.