Artifex Legal Consulting
Without understanding that a system or process exists, even if you can’t see it, you can’t appreciate whether or not that system is statistically in control. For example, while a client or a client’s size may change, there is still a system that a firm will follow to help in the process of any type of M&A work. However, that doesn’t mean the system is stable or can be easily seen with the naked eye.
It is necessary that management understand that variation is natural in any system. Simply because the time to complete a task varies, it does not mean it is the workers fault, or that the system is not in statistical control. However, we can still measure it to help understand how to increase predictability and set flat fees.
Numbers mean nothing by themselves. An understanding of a system and information on the variation in that system is insufficient to accomplish any good without practical understanding of the system and variation. Having information on a system and its variation is not the same as knowledge
A system is more than the technical components as all systems have a human component. As such, psychological issues such as motivation, fatigue, pay structures, and incentives should be taken into account when creating a system or attempting to improve it.
Our name derives itself from the idea and acknowledgement that the best lawyers are truly artists in their craft and not easily replaced by man or machine.
We believe that the true quality of legal work comes from the practitioners and the process of the legal work is simply a frame to help the practitioners through greater consistency, reduced busy work, and less re-work.
This allows lawyers and staff alike to focus more on creative, non-repeatable, unique areas of legal work to produce better quality work and provide higher value to clients.
From AM100 firms, to the legal departments of multibillion dollar companies, we can help you meet the goals of you and your clients.
Six Sigma refers to a level of quality in Statistical Quality Control. Essentially the number of defects per opportunity for a defect to occur. However, it can come to encompass Statistical Quality Control as well as other quality philosophies. The primary process improvement philosophy is primarily DMAIC.
DEFINE the problem.
MEASURE the available data.
ANALYZE the measurement through statistical techniques.
IMPROVE the process after learning from the analysis.
CONTROL or maintain the improvement.
Lean Manufacturing consists of three parts:
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