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What a mess!  Or shall we say two? Until Mindcrest fixed both!

Servitization - what on earth do we mean?

How to embrace blockchains and smart contracts - an enterprise perspective

Uncertainty Tops CEO Agenda, signposting a critical role for contracts

How to nudge a Performance Based Contract (PBC) into real results – not just a paper trail

Incoterms® rules 2020 released! Are you prepared for the next century of global trade?

A peek into the future of commercial transactions: smart contracts, relational contracting and the IACCM principles

How risk allocation influences performance and adds value?

Why do contract management tools fail?

World's best procurement management in government

The next big thing: Relationship Resource Planning (RRP)

Smart contracts – the way forward

Afraid to jump start your ‘impossible’ dream? ‘You can do it,’ says UC Irvine educator - and students!

Participants at Americas Conference praise IACCM’s Americas Conference as the ‘best ever!’

Digital transformation is no time to have a confidence crisis

CONTRACT NEGOTIATORS: Ask, listen, be proactive – we need one another

The next big thing: Relationship Resource Planning (RRP)

What part of the contract management elephant are you talking about?

Why Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the entire procurement process

Value creating negotiation is your sleek new car

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT – VICTOR PERTON INTERVIEW Let optimism wrap its arms around you!

Contracts as Boundary Objects: What does this mean and why should we care?

Aligning expectations with requirements – what does the contract say?

New procurement guidelines shed light on secrecy versus public right to know

PERFORMANCE BASED CONTRACTING Leap before you look and miss your targeted outcome!

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Global trade wars could affect your contracts --  are you prepared for takeoff?

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT PROCUREMENT Hiring architectural services – Costly mistakes IACCM can resolve!

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Start your simplification journey with the IACCM Contract Design Pattern Library

DATA PROTECTION Internet of Things (IoT) cyberattacks – how to avoid risk and liability

2018 In Review: Blockchain Technology and Arbitration

DILEMMA OF LEGAL FIRMS Lagging behind technology can pick your pocket! Are you future ready?

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Wired for Future of Work?

Think Human, Think Green

IACCM’s new Contracting Standards webpages available online

CFOs and Supply Chain Management: PERFECT TOGETHER

RISK MANAGEMENT Moving forward with 2019 means looking backward first

COLLABORATION, LEADERS, TEAMS      Turning “Accidental Adversaries” into Allies Transforming the hidden causes of conflict in strategic collaborations

CONTRACT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT Artificial Intelligence partners with humans to create BT success story

Document and Record Management: An Interesting Challenge to Contract Managers

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Not performing a metrics-based program in your legal department? Not smart!

With the rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robots, will we have jobs?

How many Geeks does it take to change the world?

She gives a shout out for IACCM and tells why

CONTRACT NEGOTIATING When your ‘great’ deal fails, it might be good news!

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Fast track from planning meeting to playbook in just a few hours!

Contract and Commercial Management 2019: invest to do less

Does my Company need Contract Management?

STATEMENTS OF WORK Draft outcome-driven descriptions to simplify your job

CONTRACT & CLAIM NEGOTIATING          Seven knowledge steps are critical

Why are agreements so hard to understand?

ENTIRE AGREEMENT CLAUSES Do they protect you? English case law says maybe not!

Sign too quickly, perform poorly – why do we leap before looking?

#Strongertogether

Making strategic sourcing and collaboration choices before you contract

Can you afford not to ask the right questions?

Eliminating top ten risk myths spawned by false beliefs

Seven reasons to load your legacy contracts into a new Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) system

Artificial Intelligence – turbocharging our contract management future?

Suppliers with influence put money in the bank

Can you deal with risky stakeholders? Absolutely! Here’s how

In defense of humans -- people do matter when it comes to technology

Commercially Reasonable Efforts

Client versus vendor negotiations - why it matters

Ending performance failures, pulling out value

The ‘FinTech Five’ – Mitigate risk by focusing on five clauses

IACCM Webinar - pulling key data quickly from legacy agreements

The New World in AI-Powered Contracts

Futureproofing your Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) Webinar Recording

The contract in your head may not be the one you are signing

Agile procurement defines next wave of success - how well do you walk the talk?

New legal rights to challenge Australian Government procurements passed into law

COMIC CONTRACTS Everyone can understand them

Negotiating success – five steps to simplify your approach

Cryptocurrency - How to survive legal risks and confusing regulations

How Australia’s Department of Defence harnessed the power of the relationship

Ready or not, GDPR is here!

Two solutions for CM systems

Must we measure contract performance? Absolutely!

NEC contracts – use them anywhere for any industry!

Innovation – simple but not easy!

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) identifies IACCM as leader in skills transformation, CM certification

Welcome new IACCM Members!

Smarter way to harmonize all parties to the contract

Self-service contracting –  smartest companies use it -- do you?

When is a risk not a risk?

Technology takes center stage inside financial supply chains

Torchbearers’ driving greater alignment with corporate strategy

GDPR CHALLENGES:  Are you ready? Two IACCM webinars cut to the chase!

CLM technologies, friend or foe?

Slow down at startup: allow for transition

What is indirect and consequential loss?

Is your Contract Management Plan (CMP) a checklist or a real contract management tool?

Ten tips for managing risk in an uncertain world

What you need to know about privity of contract

Extended payment terms Good news for global firms!

NEC Contracts - are they right for you?

Racing to build blockchains – why?

IACCM Contracting Principles

Delay Quote-to-Cash?  Don’t be a dreamer!

Artificial Intelligence replacing manual processes – are you ready?

Contract disputes – expect them, be ready!

Out of the drawer: Why we need to regain trust in contracts

IACCM’s Americas Conference 2017 -- ‘Best Ever!’ said participants

Smart contracts are knocking on your door – it’s time to answer!

Want to improve your contracting processes? Put technology to work!

Contract negotiation:    How to analyze and negotiate warranties

At IACCM’s Americas Conference -- don’t miss keynotes – like George Triantis!

To maintain professional relevance must today’s General Counsel’s start to influence Law School Curricula?

Get your “house” ready before moving smart contracts into it!

Contract management technology – don’t let implementation issues hold your business back

Searching for contracting innovation? One small change could make all the difference

One-sided contracts – unfair or a price worth paying?

Contracting Performance Management – a handbook for measuring the value of your process

Sixteen CCM certified in Central America – July 2017

Contract management technology – why value is the biggest prize

Contract management’s hi-tech revolution - how to make it happen

Business first! Post-automation contract management goes mainstream

Contract simplification: the why and the how

What does it take to win an IACCM award? Winners tell their stories

Certificación en Gestión de Contratos de la IACCM en idioma español

Nueva oportunidad de la IACCM para profesionales del mundo de la Gestión de Contratos: certificación en CCM -nivel profesional- en español

Interés creciente por el mundo de la Gestión de Contratos en los países de habla hispana. El futuro del rol

Contracting Excellence Awards demonstrate outstanding contributions

Big data, big benefits – and a ton of risk for your supply chain contracts?

How relevant is your professional association?

Contract negotiations - how to avoid the email trap and win

Investing in contract management technology?  How to avoid a costly mistake

Congratulations to IACCM’s newly certified Experts!

Protect your trade secrets using cybersecurity

Best contract management practices provide the agility needed to halt polio epidemic in Nigeria

Becoming a Commercial Powerhouse: IACCM Drinks its own Medicine.

IACCM 2017 Conferences and Events

New era contract management – will you be left behind?

Buy, subscribe, or sell your own? Secrets of successful As a Service contracting revealed

Top CCMs transform commercial innovation into business success

Overachieving expectations! IACCM honors 20 from Uruguay

As SMAC opens floodgates of opportunity can contracting rise to the challenge?

Contract, commercial management. IACCM’s Americas Forum 2016 – seizing all challenges, defeating all obstacles!

Cybersecurity - preventing breaches by third-party partners

Ten KPI's keep a finger on the pulse of your contracts – and your business

Can you Brexit-proof your contracting strategy?

Cloud Computing and Contracts

Risk Management: Best Practice and Future Developments

Extended payment terms: who really pays the price?

Vientos de cambio en Latinoamérica

What reaching 40,000 IACCM Members means for the future of contracting and commercial management

What contract risks are hiding in the cloud?

Transform your contracting playbook into a negotiation game changer

Telecom Operator Team in the GCC Awarded IACCM Contract Management Certification

Choicebox technology coming soon!

The 4 Key Takeaways You Will Get From IACCM’s Conferences in 2016

Benchmarking – if you want 'go-to' commercial judgment, here's how

The logistics industry – a canary in the contracting coal mine?

How to prevent international oil and gas disputes from landing in court

New classroom-based certification program puts teamwork on a fast track

Confront or collaborate – the contracting dilemma

Best efforts clauses – what buyers expect versus how suppliers respond

Contracting technology revolution – here today, but are we ready?

Procurement reform journey in Scotland – could a look back forecast a bright future?

Negotiation – how much hidden value are you leaving on the table?

Choosing the right sourcing model

Get your requirements right – or expect the unexpected!

Exploding a common myth about risk management

Commercial Excellence – and how it can keep you in business

Making room for local content in construction projects

Are commercial issues killing transformation?

Building a business case for a sell-side contract lifecycle management solution

Your sourcing model can make or break the deal

IACCM supports commercial leadership in UK government contracting

Free online business relationships course opportunity starts April 27

Looking for a new Contract Management system?

New mentoring program launches for IACCM members

Strategic sourcing - the new career of choice

Five critical risks – and why employers need top contract management skills

Contract or commercial manager – is there a difference?

If you want to be a better contract manager think like a consultant

Evolution of contract management in India – from lone ranger to business critical function

US Federal Acquisition workforce can't be outsourced – so we need to get it right!

The future for UK public sector IT procurement and how to stay ahead

Think you know your CLM risks? If you're in a systems silo expect surprises

Seven strategies to help you stay out of court

Relational approaches are more critical than ever on extreme oil-gas projects

Think ahead on risk management in the cloud before it's too late!

Avoiding collaboration disputes – a strategy that works

They're making big differences! Latest career moves

Expand your knowledge and increase your skills with two IACCM programs

Benchmarking surveys can validate your business case

Five new IACCM board members announced

Termination for convenience clauses in the private arena: traps every construction practitioner should avoid

Risk management – let's share the risk, not dump it!

Foggy contract language - is there ever a place for ambiguity?

How to minimize risk on specialty chemicals 'purchase-for-resale' operations

Recognizing innovation in the contracting community

Contract visualization – boost your brand and bridge the language barrier

General or specific? Wording matters in a suppliers code of conduct

Cloud offerings – look before you leap!

Non-Disclosure Agreements - treat them right or they'll pick your pocket!

Are your contracts a waste of money?

Procurement at crossroads of change – panelists speak out at Virginia conference

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