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Contract Management

Contract Management

Core Business Competence

Peter Sammons

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Learn from this practical guide full of tools for managing contracts, specifically client-supplier relationships and big procurement contracts.

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About the book

Contract management is a key management skill, yet it is underplayed in most organizations, which usually default to project management skills as a proxy for contract management skills. Whilst project management skills are equally essential, they are not the same thing. Contract Management looks at the wider contract management picture from an industrial-commercial perspective, and helps set-out typical structures and processes that assist the contract management task. The author uses diagramatic representations to depict complex ideas.

Contract Management includes "learning points" in each chapter, looking at handling problems, procedural changes and enhancing commercial performance.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Contract Management as a Value Driver;
    • Chapter - 02: What is the Task?;
    • Chapter - 03: Role and Importance of Effective Contract Management;
    • Chapter - 04: Contract Administration;
    • Chapter - 05: Commercial Strategy;
    • Chapter - 06: Contract Design;
    • Chapter - 07: Mobilization;
    • Chapter - 08: When Things Go Wrong;
    • Chapter - 09: Managing for Success;
    • Chapter - 10: Practical Tools and Checklists


Good selling and good procurement requires the continued application of process discipline - not only before but also after the contract is signed. This book provides structured, straight-forward guidance about how to get those deals you have signed delivered and completed in line with expectations.
Alan Gotto, Managing Director, Constellia

'Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.' This quote of Confucius is of particular relevance in the world of corporate contracting - where surprisingly few businesses have enough visibility of such a critical component of their commercial engagements. It is the lack of active contract management, and how to fix it, that is brilliantly addressed in this book. The invaluable knowledge shared by Peter Sammons will arm any manager with the knowledge to reduce risk for their organisation.
Philip Allouche, CEO, Simfoni Analytics

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749480646
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd July 2017
  • Paperback
  • Format: 235x155
  • 280 pages

About the Author

Peter Sammons is a commercial/procurement specialist with 35 years in field. He is now a consultant who provides commercial support and develops/delivers training seminars

Peter Sammons

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