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The Agile GC: Sarah Gaidzkar at PageUp

The Agile GC: Sarah Gaidzkar at PageUp

I first met Sarah Gaidzkar when she was Acting General Counsel at Envato, and she described working hand-in-glove with their tech team using ‘project circles’ and lean, agile methodologies for their legals.

Now as General Counsel at PageUp, I caught up with Sarah to get another taste of what running an agile in-house legal team looks like at her new home, and the tech tools they use day-to-day.

Using JIRA to Manage Your In-house Legal Matters

Using JIRA to Manage Your In-house Legal Matters

A couple of weeks ago, I found out that Megaport's legal team were using a project management tool, called JIRA, to manage their workload.

This is a tool that's super popular with software developers and associated with agile methodology. So when I heard about a legal team using this software, it immediately piqued my interest so I thought I'd get them share their experience using the software with you.

Here's how it went down: 

Fall In Love With Grammar

Spend a week with this free spell and grammar checker installed in your Chrome browser and I dare you not to fall in love with this app.

Grammar checkers are far from new, but this thing will instantly fix over 250 types of errors, most of which Microsoft Word can’t find because Grammarly checks everything you write on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and nearly anywhere else you write on the web.

And then there’s the weekly report card – last week I made 30 mistakes due to a “missing comma in a compound sentence”.

Damn.

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