Electronic Discovery Metrics: Why Metrics Matter

One of the driving forces behind the e-discovery project management movement in our industry today, is metrics. Capturing statististical information about how much the project cost, how long it took to complete and whether or not the process worked provides us with the information we need to contain rising e-discovery costs. Today, you will learn about managing metrics for electronic discovery projects.

I saw this quote in a recent blog post / article about why metrics matter in e-discovery:

“If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing.”
– W. Edwards Deming, an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer and consultant.

Here’s a good start to learning everything you need to know about METRICS for e-discovery project management:


Do you have questions?

How are you currently managing & capturing metrics for your e-discovery projects?

What kind of information are you tracking?  How is it helping?