What’s the Procurement & Management of Contracts got to do with me ? I’m a Project Manager.

The Association for Project Managements's long awaited ‘APM Guide to Contracts and Procurement for project, programme and portfolio managers’’ (or ‘the C&P Guide’ for short) was published in July 2017. In this article, Jon and John Lake, who were co-editors and lead contributors to the Guide, explain why project and programme managers need to be competent on these topics.

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Launch Conference for the APM's Contracts & Procurement Guide

On 12th July 2017, the launch conference for the 'APM's Guide to Contracts and Procurement for project, programme and portfolio managers' was held in London. Jon was instrumental in its development and chaired and presented at the event. Find out how the day went, what people liked about the guide and how to get hold of one.

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Guide to Procurement & Management of contracts for projects & programmes launched

The Association for Project Management's (APM) long awaited Guide for the Procurement & Management of contracts for projects and programmes has been launched. Jon wrote the early chapters and co-edited itwith John Lake, with contributions from other members of the Contracts & Procurement SIG.

Jon is both relieved that it is out of the way and very pleased with the result. Find out more.

 

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Ethical Project Management : how to apply governance, manage the risks and gain the benefits.

This article, published in the Spring 2017 edition of 'Project', discusses the considerable risks that can be avoided, and the opportunities that can be seized, by behaving and adopting policies for procuring and managing supply chains ethically.  It was co-written with Philip Reese of Reese Procurement.

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What every Project Manager should know about Offer and Acceptance : common pitfalls of the ignorant & how to avoid them.

Co-authored with Rob Horne

Whether entering a multi-million pound contract to deliver a substantial 
project or buying some off the shelf components, a person involved in projects is increasingly having to be involved in negotiating and entering into contracts. This blog - originally published in a slightly shorter version in 'Project' (1) - identifies the common legal pitfalls and how to avoid them, so that you enter a contract with your ‘eyes wide open’ as opposed to in ignorance, leaving you and your client with a big hole to get out of.

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