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Contracting Excellence Magazine - Dec 2007






Contracting Excellence themes
The remaining themes to be explored in the first volume of Contracting Excellence follow.
Please be in touch with the editor or a member of the editorial panel if you have ideas you wish to pursue for any of these themes; examples or case studies you feel we should explore; or a contribution you would like considered.
Measurement and KPIs (February 2008) This issue will deal with the challenge of goals, measurements and incentives and their impact on behavior and performance. We will explore internal process and performance measurements as well as external (contractual) measurements, such as growth targets, service levels and the consequences of failure, and how they affect innovation, revenue growth, savings, change management.
Contracting with government and public sector entities (April 2008) Specific issues in public sector, international comparisons/best practice. We will highlight ways in which public sector practices offer leadership and also highlight ways that public sector contracting may inhibit value for money and project success.
Risk management (June 2008) The focus will be on what many consider the real purpose of contracting —managing risk. This issue will focus on creative approaches and the role of technology in enabling ‘risk as an opportunity’. Topics include prevention versus cure; assessing probability; and portfolio versus transactional risk.
Organization management (August 2008) This issue brings everything together— industry variations in role and reporting; impacts on performance; how to organize for new ways of contracting; relationship mapping; competency versusfunction; preparing for the future; and individual skills and their development.
Each edition also carries advertising opportunities, so if these interest you (or you know of
others who may be interested) please let us know. <www.iaccm.com>.


Kerrie Tarrant

Consulting editor
Tim Cummins, CEO, IACCM

Vice President of Research and Advisory Services, and Advertising Sales enquiries
Katherine Kawamoto

Editorial Panel
Mark David, CommitMentor, UK.
Rose Gazarek, BAE Systems, US
Craig Guarente, Oracle, US
Helena, Haapio, Lexpert Ltd, Finland
Christof Hoefner, IBM, Germany
Bruce Horowitz, Attorney/Arbitrator, Ecuador
Doug Hudgeon, Macquarie Bank Ltd, Australia
William Knittle, BP, UK

Automation and technology panel
Mark Darby, Alliantist, UK
Jacob Fagerland, CMA-Contiki, Norway
Ashif Mawji, Upside Software Inc, Canada
Tim Minahan, Procuri, US
Terry Nicholson, Selectica, US

Address: International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM), 90 Grove Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 USA. Ph: (1) 203 431 8741, www.iaccm.com.

Editor: ktarrant@iaccm.com; Sales enquiries: kkawamato@iaccm.com.

This issue may be cited as (2007) 1(2) Contracting Excellence.


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