A Guide to IT Contracting

Checklists, Tools, and Techniques
Author: Michael R. Overly,Matthew A. Karlyn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466597917
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements. In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book: Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.

The Contract Negotiation Handbook

An Indispensable Guide for Contract Professionals
Author: Stephen Guth
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435706390
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 193
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Many books have been written on negotiation tactics and a few books have been written on contract drafting, but no book has combined the two disciplines into one-until now. Resulting from over 10 years of actual negotiation experience as both buyer and seller, author Stephen Guth offers insight into a world of negotiations and contracts that few ever see. This book isn't a feel-good book on win-win negotiations. It's an insider's view into real life negotiation tactics and ploys. Readers will learn how to use negotiation tactics such as the Columbo, the Price Slice and Dice, and the Signature Limit Lasso. Readers will also learn how to spot and counter vendor ploys such as the Pop-Tart, Mirroring, and the Only Game in Town. To put it all together, readers are instructed on contract drafting tricks such as Expressly Implied Warranties, the Endless Indemnification, and the Unlimited Limitation of Liability. Readers will never look at contracts the same way again.

A Guide to Federal Contracting


Author: Dan Lindner
Publisher: Bernan Press
ISBN: 9781598889659
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 640
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A Guide to Federal Contracting provides a succinct yet thorough treatment of federal contracting requirements and regulations. It aims to demystify the volumes of regulations and policies of the federal government.

The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home

A Step-by-Step Method for Managing Home Construction
Author: Kent Lester,Dave McGuerty
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 9781440346019
Category: Building
Page: 368
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Revised edition of: Complete guide to contracting your home / Dave McGuerty & Kent Lester.

A Short Guide to Contract Risk


Author: Helena Haapio,George J. Siedel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351961845
Category: Law
Page: 232
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Savvy managers no longer look at contracting processes and documents reactively but use them proactively to reach their business goals and minimize their risks. To succeed, these managers need a framework and A Short Guide to Contract Risk provides this. The foundation of identifying and managing contract risk is what the authors call Contract Literacy: a set of skills relevant for all who deal with contracts in their everyday business environment, ranging from general managers and CEOs to sales, procurement and project professionals and risk managers. Contracts play a major role in business success. Contracts govern companies' deals and relationships with their suppliers and customers. They impact future rights, cash flows, costs, earnings, and risks. A company's contract portfolio may be subject to greater losses than anyone realizes. Still the greatest risk in business is not taking any risks. Equipped with the concepts described in this book, business and risk managers can start to see contracts differently and to use them to find and achieve the right balance for business success and problem prevention. What makes this short guide from the authors of the acclaimed Proactive Law for Managers especially valuable, if not unique, is its down-to-earth managerial/legal approach. Using lean contracting, visualization and the tools introduced in this book, managers and lawyers can achieve legally sound contracts that function as managerial tools for well thought-out, realistic risk allocation in business deals and relationships.

Construction Contracting

A Practical Guide to Company Management
Author: Richard H. Clough,Glenn A. Sears,S. Keoki Sears,Robert O. Segner,Jerald L. Rounds
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119025427
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 688
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The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management. The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices. Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover – for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.

Contract Negotiation Handbook

Software As a Service
Author: Stephen Guth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988830806
Category: Computer software
Page: 250
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A Hands-On Guide for Contracting in the Cloud Stephen Guth's latest book zeros in on the high-stakes negotiations of Software as a Service procurements. Covering topics from audit rights to data privacy to service levels, the Contract Negotiation Handbook: Software as a Service dissects a cloud computing contract line-by-line with easy to understand explanations, preparing you to successfully counter service provider negotiation ploys. Based on years of real-life experience, the practical negotiation tactics described in this how-to book could save you money on your next cloud computing procurement and protect you from taking on unnecessary risk. Whether you're an attorney, a procurement professional, or just looking to get the best possible deal, this book has something for you. Don't negotiate your next cloud computing contract without it!

Kirsch's Guide to the Book Contract

For Authors, Publishers, Editors, and Agents
Author: Jonathan Kirsch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780918226358
Category: Law
Page: 281
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Kirsch's Guide to the Book Contract is a comprehensive clause by clause guide to the standard (and not so standard) book contract. Award winning attorney and author Jonathan Kirsch sweeps away the confusing verbiage and cuts to the key points. Kirsch's guide is an indispensable tool for every writer, publisher, editor and agent, whether novice or vet.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting


Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590313800
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 253
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The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

Contractors' Handbook

The Expert Guide for UK Contractors and Freelancers
Author: Dave Chaplin
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9780956074522
Category: Contractors
Page: 596
View: 8197

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The Contract and Fee-Setting Guide for Consultants and Professionals


Author: Howard L. Shenson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471515388
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Expert advice on how to strike a fair deal and command a fair price. The Contract and Fee-Setting Guide for Consultants & Professionals No matter how knowledgeable you are in your field..No matter how great your track record..No matter how expert your advice or impressive your credentials . you jeopardize your client base if you do not instill every phase of your practice with a consummate professionalism. And for sharp clients, the first clear signs of such a savvy professionalism are the ability to set fees at a fair market price and offer neat, straightforward contracts with clearly delineated terms. This book teaches you, in a few days, what it traditionally took people half a lifetime to learn through trial and error. In writing it, the author drew on his more than twenty years as a business consultant, lecturer, and author to offer you tips on how to ask for and get the fees you deserve and to establish contract terms that are in the best interests of you and your clients. Throughout he shares his insider's expertise on: * Determining market value for your services * Establishing per diem or per-project rates and calculating overhead * Advantages and disadvantages of various systems of fee-setting and billing * Six major goals of every contract * Negotiating the contract and avoiding legal pitfalls

The Fundamentals of Contract Law and Clauses

A Practical Approach
Author: Nancy S. Kim
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783479434
Category: Law
Page: 224
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This accessible textbook helps students learn essential transactional skills by explaining the meaning and purpose of common contract clauses and exploring some potential pitfalls associated with their use. Nancy Kim utilizes select case summaries and contract clause examples to illustrate doctrinal concepts and how they may affect a transaction. The Fundamentals of Contract Law and Clauses will prove to be an invaluable resource in the classroom, as it will support law students in becoming preventive lawyers by teaching them how to preempt problems, reduce risks and add value to transactions.

The Contracting Organization : A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing
Author: Simon Domberger
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191525070
Category:
Page: 244
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When should organizations contract out services traditionally produced in house? Is outsourcing another ephemeral management fad, or is it an efficient and effective means of delivering sevices and of adding value? What are the characteristics of strategically sound contracting decisions, and how can organizations prosper from the outsourcing revolution? These questions are among those tackled by Simon Domberger. Based on over a decade of research and consulting experience, its conclusions have many practical implications. The book develops an analytical decision-making framework for the assessment of contracting options, and has relevance in both the private and public sectors. Containing a wealth of illustrations and over 25 case studies, the coverage is fully international. Over 50 companies and public sector organizations are discussed, including well-known names such as Microsoft, BP, Marks & Spencer, and Samsung. This book will be valuable to all those seeking a better understanding of the outsourcing phenomenon, and useful to managers, strategists, management and business consultants, public sector administrators, policy makers, as well as to students of economics, business, management and public administration. Pre-publication Endorsements John Kay, Said Business School Oliver Hart, Harvard University Rob Grant, Georgetown University

The Complete Guide to Consulting Contracts


Author: Herman Holtz
Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing
ISBN: 9781574100709
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 255
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In this new edition, with the forms on disk, "The Complete Guide to Consulting Contracts" offers legal, binding, and enforceable agreements at the click of a button. Readers can use the built-in software or pull the forms up into popular word-processing packages. Either way, consultants can use more than 40 model agreements and clauses to customize forms.

What Your Contractor Can't Tell You

The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating
Author: Amy Johnston
Publisher: Construction Mgmt Services
ISBN: 9780979983801
Category: House & Home
Page: 208
View: 324

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A comprehensive guide to getting the best results while building or renovating a home operates on the belief that homeowners can't know what goes into a plan unless someone tells them, which is based on the premise ... if homeowners knew even 10% of what the professionals know, they could avoid 90% of the problems. Original.

Software Agreements Line by Line

How to Understand and Change Software Licenses and Contracts to Fit Your Needs
Author: Michael Overly,James R. Kalyvas
Publisher: Aspatore Books
ISBN: 9781587623691
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 125
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This comprehensive overview describes solutions to prevent manipulation, and offers suggestions for adapting contracts to meet the needs of the user. Essential for those selling and buying software.

A State-by-state Guide to Construction & Design Law

Current Statutes and Practices
Author: Carl J. Circo,Christopher H. Little
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425543
Category: Law
Page: 1158
View: 2753

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This is THE book you need if you're involved in multi-state construction and design projects. It outlines essential information about design and construction law and contracting in all 50 states plus DC and Puerto Rico. Information follows a standard format, offering quick comparisons of how different jurisdictions treat the same issue. Topics include licensing and regulation; mechanic's liens; financing; consumer protection; ADR; environmental matters; and statutory and case law governing contracting practices.

The Tech Contracts Handbook

Software Licenses and Technology Services Agreements for Lawyers and Businesspeople
Author: David Tollen
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604429824
Category: Law
Page: 223
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The Tech Contracts Handbookis a practical and accessible reference book and training manual on IT contracts.This isa clause-by-clause "how to" guide on software licenses and technology services agreements, covering the issues at stake and offering negotiation tips and sample contract language. This handbook is written for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, procurement officers, corporate counsel, salespeople, and anyone else responsible for getting IT deals done. Perhaps most important, this book uses simple English, as any good contract should. Topics covered include: .Software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing agreements .Warranties .Indemnities .Open source software .Service level agreements .Nondisclosure agreements .Limitations of liability .Internet and e-commerce contracts .Software escrow .Data security .Copyright licensing .And much more"