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Published here March 2021

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From the perspective of project management, the business of Transitioning as described by Steven Manchel is clearly a project. It may even be a program if others are engaged in the process, such as a re-location to another part of the country or over seas. Either way, here is an opportunity to get properly organized with a business case to justify the change (Is it worth it? What are the options and relative merits?). In my case, a carefully researched comparison of the potential benefits of two very interesting opportunities was essential to reaching a decision on which one to accept.

If it's a "go" then you need a preliminary plan of priorities and later, a detailed schedule of execution. And so on, including a "Communications Plan": Who to tell and when (do the family agree?) And, as Steven reminds us, just as important is who not to tell.

Therefore, it would have been nice to see some graphics and perhaps comments representing the results of such planning. But, hey, lawyers generally do not "get into practicing" project management. But those who do understand the project management processes are a valuable asset and essential to our industry.

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