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Commitment Matters Blog Companies with good contracting processes make more money Published: 29 Oct 2014 Average Rating: 5.0 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog In a recent exercise, we had groups of business people discuss different aspects and attributes of contracting. They discussed the role and value of the process in managing risk, in establishing reputation and trust, in delivering revenue or profit and in supporting operations...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Barriers to collaboration Published: 27 Oct 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog There is growing appreciation that collaborative relationships generate better results. On one level, it is surprising that anyone ever thought otherwise, but market pressures over recent years have caused fundamental realignments in buyer / supplier relationships. These chang...
 
News / Announcements Transforming government's contract management Published: 21 Oct 2014 Type: News / Announcements The major spending departments, together with the Cabinet Office and Treasury, have recognized the scale of the problem they face in managing their annual £40 billion of contracts with the private sector and have responded with significant improvement programmes. However, acco...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Performance-based contracts Published: 20 Oct 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog There is growing evidence that the form and design of a contract has substantial impact on the results achieved. The evidence ranges from studies on major projects, which often suffer from use of the wrong contract model, to more focused investigation of the behavioral impact ...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Getting more from your contracts - spotting a troubled project Published: 20 Oct 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog One challenge facing contract and project managers is how to improve their anticipation of problems. Contract administration was mostly a reactive discipline, reporting after the event. Contract management should be far more proactive, seeking to anticipate and remediate issue...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Contracts as connectors Published: 20 Oct 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog High-performing organizations often view contracts - and the contracting process - as a form of 'connector'. They understand that the process draws together the views and interests of a wide variety of stakeholders. It acts as a method to reconcile disparate views, whi...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Twenty years research ... or 2 minutes with a contract manager Published: 20 Oct 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 'Optimism is the enemy of action', according to a recent article in The Atlantic Magazine. The article reviews a recent book by Dr. Gabriele Oetiggen which questions the benefits of positive thinking. Based on some 20 years of study, Dr. Oetiggen concludes that 'p...
 
Articles / White Papers Five Issues for American Companies to Watch in Russia Published: 09 Oct 2014 Average Rating: 5.0 / 5 Type: Articles / White Papers Morton Grove, Ill.-Oct. 8, 2014 - Russia and the United States may be increasingly at odds over geographic boundaries, spheres of political influence, commerce, energy and defense, but many American companies still have strong business interests in Russia. McDonalds, John Deer...
 
News / Announcements Oil and Gas In Practice Published: 07 Oct 2014 Average Rating: 4.8 / 5 Type: News / Announcements These document explains the IACCM Oil and Gas In Practice contract management learning program.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Efficiency doesn't end with contracts Published: 06 Oct 2014 Average Rating: 3.1 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Last week I was running a capability review with an IACCM member company. During a break, one of the attorneys said that he had been struck by the session we had just done on communications and told me a story about his former company.
 
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