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  • Cracking the VfM Code (Book 1)

    Cracking the VfM Code (Book 1)

    How to Identify & Deliver Genuine Value for Money in Collaborative Contracting

    Book, 330 pages (234 x 154mm), paperback

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    Book 1 in the Cracking the VfM Code duo, How to Identify & Deliver Genuine Value for Money in Collaborative Contracting, offers an unprecedented degree of insight into what it takes to produce a consistent record of value-for-money results in major public infrastructure projects.

    This weighty, 350-page production is the result of two years’ background research and investigation by author, Jordan Kelly. It features numerous up-close-and-personal interviews with industry, thought and opinion leaders from around Australia, New Zealand and further afield, and captures in detail all aspects of the energetic and robust “VfM” debate.

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    Special Feature: Full Chapter 1 Excerpt

    'THE POWER OF ONE - The Rise of Project Alliancing:  A Defining Decade and a Half'

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    Reader Reviews

    • Jordan has presented an excellent, easy-to-read collection of thoughts and insights by industry leaders. She takes the whole Value for Money concept and debate, and makes sense of it.

      "After reading her book, VfM will no longer seem some specialised 'black box' procedure (as previously perceived by the industry). Not only does the book look to the past to learn lessons for the future, Jordan also seeks to challenge the industry 'brains trust' over the specific potential for collaborative contracting to solve what have thus far proven enduring problems for our sector.

      Wade Arthur Executive Manager CGI Consulting
      Melbourne, Australia

    • Your book has seen our organisation take an elevated, improved approach to the whole Value for Money (VfM) question. You've inspired an additional focus on getting VfM clear – up front. This has worked its way right through the project development phases of our projects; all my project directors now think at this elevated level.

      "The book has also opened people's eyes to the current issues surrounding the direction that alliances have been moving in. You have provided clarity about where we are taking relationship contracting per se.

      Menno Henneveld Managing Director Main Roads Western Australia

    • "She (Jordan Kelly) illuminates - in a way that no-one before her has - the subject of VfM.

      "Cracking the VfM Code™: How to Identify & Deliver Genuine Value for Money in Collaborative Contracting is a book that is as timely as it is timeless, both in its perspectives and in its content."

      Steve Abson President (2009-2011) Queensland Major Contractors Association

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