The headline above is a quote by Stephen R. Covey. It is a “spot-on” illustration of what Contract Management is about. It also explains why I have written and soon will publish the;
“A GUIDE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND CONTRACTS”
Now it is published on Amazon both as an e-book and as a paperback (printing on demand). The book includes the three parts:
- the “Guide” which discusses and explains the contract and what to consider
- the Example contract
- a PowerPoint presentation with a short introduction to Contract Management
The guide comment on each Article in the Example Contract and on Appendixes. In the eBook, it is possible to jump by click directly to a certain article from the Content page by hyperlinks.
ASIN: B08WBVL6N1 eBook
ASIN: B08WJY7VW9 Paperback
A GUIDE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND CONTRACTS
This is comprehensive, practical, and “hands-on” help for all Contract Managers and all other persons with a need to understand what the contract really says and how to understand it. To draft a contract, to read a draft, and to negotiate it, here you can find Article by Article (or clause by clause) what to look for, and get an understanding of why and how.
By using it you will gain from other contract manager’s experiences. A good thing is that it is not a book you must read from A to Z, it is a guide you can use from time to time and pick what you need at that moment or for the coming negotiation. And to check a contract before signing it to make sure it serves its purpose.
has a few pages where Contract Management and the contract are discussed in general. It includes a presentation giving a basic understanding of Contract Management. The main content is a “Step by Step” guidance discussing all articles in the Example Contract. Appendixes are listed and discussed (but without content, just as a check and example of what to use appendixes for). To make a contract well-structured and easy to read and manage, the appendixes and the structure are essential. A Contract is not only the “Body of Contract” it is the whole package referred to and defined as the Contract. The more things are mixed into the same document without structure, the more difficult get it right.
THE EXAMPLE CONTRACT
Written as a real contract but includes more Articles/chapters than normally needed for a special purpose contract. These 62 Articles are listed in a clickable table (only eBook version) of content so it is easy to jump to what you want to check rather than reading through all pages.
This Guide is now available on Amazon Kindle as an eBook and as a Paperback. If you are interested in having the “Guide” as PC files, open for copying to all your contract responsible persons, send us a mail and we will offer you a solution that does not conflict with the Amazon exclusive rights. For less than 30 Euro or 35 USD, you will get full and comprehensive information on what the contract is or shall be about. It will help you even when negotiating, just read about the clauses or similar ones and find both suggestions and warnings.