You’re officially a certified Josef Designer & Builder! Before we get into the bot you built, tell us what you enjoyed about the DBP.
Ideating and creating!
Other than how easy Josef is to use, the great thing about the Designer & Builder Program is that it has so much to do with ideation and brainstorming at the beginning.
When you’re busy working, when do you find the time to identify opportunities for improving processes? The initial stages are the most important, and the DBP’s framework allows you to brainstorm and really think about what you’re trying to solve. I found that really valuable for how I viewed the problem I tried to solve.
A treasure chest of legaltech information
The resources that came along with the program were phenomenal. It’s clear that a lot of time has gone into building a really detailed resource, and it means you learn so much, from being hands-on with the Josef software to having access to videos, resources, fact sheets and examples.
Do it at your own pace
It’s flexible and spread out over six weeks, which means you’ve got enough time to focus on your other work but also complete the program at your own pace.
‘I’m glad I spent my time doing it’
The DBP is also a great use of time! There’s so much that goes on in the legal world and you often get to the end of a task and go, ‘Was that really worth my time?’ I think the biggest compliment you can give someone at the end of something is to say, ‘I’m glad I spent my time doing it’.
Tell us about the bot that you built.
I built a procurement and contract review request bot for intake to ensure that we were getting complete and proper instructions from the outset.
One of the big pain points I identified across a number of different workstreams is that there is quite a bit of back and forth just to get the information we need to get.
I automated a process we were already doing manually, which is asking the stakeholder a whole range of questions just so that we had everything we needed in order to consider the problem at hand.
The bot I built with Josef automated the allocation of work to the right person in the team, who would then consider all the information and give comprehensive advice.
Is it something you came in wanting to build?
Well, I was tossing up between two options. The first I was considering was an NDA selection tool because for our legal team, we have many different documents to use, and it’s more about choosing and getting the right document than it is actually about completing it.
What were the benefits of building this intake tool?
The biggest benefit was getting everything that you needed right from the outset, so there’s no time wasted going back and forth for an answer or asking questions that really you should have answers to from the beginning.
It also prompts the stakeholder to consider what it is that they’re actually asking and gives you an opportunity to get their feedback at an early stage, which is something that stakeholders often don’t do.