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EDITOR’S NOTE - If you are not using metrics to measure your legal and contracting processes, this article will tell you why this neglect is very shortsighted even though it’s popular with many contract and legal experts.   Amber explains how using metrics can replace risk of failure with measurable value to your clients and legal departments. She also spotlights common misconceptions held by too many professionals…

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Topics: contracting excellence, contract management, communication, IACCM

The headline, Your job as a human: Nobel Laureate calls for open arms jumped out of The Sydney Morning Herald on Dec 14, 20181. Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, was calling for people to open their arms to refugees. It prompted me to reflect on our job as human beings and, with the rise of robots and artificial intelligence, what form our jobs will take in the future of work.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

Reflections on the launch of the new Open Contracting Partnership Strategy at the Open Government Partnership Summit 2019 and appointment as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Open Contracting Partnership.

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Topics: strongertogether, IACCM, thefutureisopen

In reflecting on her experience in participating in IACCM’s certification and educational programs she shares these comments about the benefits…

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

Is a great deal a good idea?

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Topics: negotiation, contracting excellence, contract management, communication, IACCM

If your team has been spending many hours brainstorming for days -- trying to create a contract playbook but you’re getting nowhere -- there’s hope.   Henal Patel tells how his organization discovered a way to get the job done quickly. You can do this too.  Here is what he has learned about the contract playbook design and one tool you might want to use to create your own unique playbook.   

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Topics: contracting excellence, organization & people, contract management, communication, IACCM

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