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Commitment Matters Blog A need for self-surgery Published: 26 May 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 25 years ago, management guru Gary Hamel was telling CEOs about the need for self-surgery. Facing the chill winds of globalization, he explained their need to urgently reassess many of the structures and policies that had come with their former greatness. Among these were the ...
 
News / Announcements Shaping a procurement plan for emergencies Published: 21 May 2015 Type: News / Announcements Nepal is coping with the consequences of a disastrous earthquake. During the next months the government will be under a lot of pressure to respond quickly to the needs of the population. Public procurement units across the country will also feel this pressure. They will be de...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Risk management: time for a re-think Published: 15 May 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Over-hyped, inward-looking, of no practical use or value. That's the conclusion any rational leader would reach in an objective analysis of the sprawling risk-management industry.
 
News / Announcements How a MOOC is helping to build commercial capability in the Civil Service Published: 13 May 2015 Type: News / Announcements The UK public sector has sometimes had a bad press for its perceived failings in delivering major projects, managing contracts and procuring goods and services, and for the waste and inefficiency these can cause. Indeed, whole books have been written about the subject, with co...
 
News / Announcements Open online contract management course inspired by UK Government proves massively appealing Published: 07 May 2015 Type: News / Announcements 'With research identifying that 40% of contracts do not achieve their financial target, the huge demand for the skills needed to create and sustain successful business relationships was predictable,' said Tim Cummins, CEO of the International Association for Contract a...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Workflow - a critical ingredient Published: 06 May 2015 Average Rating: 4.8 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Anyone handling contracts on a regular basis understands that managing stakeholders is one of the biggest challenges. Contracts touch and affect many people within and outside an organization, but in quite different ways. Some view themselves as owners, others as users and sti...
 
Commitment Matters Blog A landmark for contract & commercial management Published: 04 May 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog The launch of the Journal of Strategic Contracting & Negotiation is a momentous event for anyone who cares about the field of contracting. For the first time, there is a dedicated academic journal that will promote and consolidate research in this area.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Should contract management ever be part of Procurement? Published: 30 Apr 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog In the past, companies often put contract management resources within the Sales organization. It was seen as an administrative support function. When it came to Procurement contracts, they rarely had any dedicated resources. Responsibility for overseeing contract performance ...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Payment by results Published: 28 Apr 2015 Average Rating: 4.5 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog IACCM recently hosted a roundtable discussion to explore industry attitudes towards contracts based on 'payment by results'. As buyers shift from seeking low price to value for money, it is inevitable that suppliers will be expected to commit more firmly to performanc...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Contracts - inhibitor or enabler Published: 27 Apr 2015 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Contracts are written to reflect a wide variety of business policies and practices, as well as product or service capabilities. At a time of rapid change, it is inevitable that terms need continuous review and update.
 
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