Books & Training Resources

  • 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

    Money-Back Guarantee

    AU$225.00   FREE SHIPPING

      Reader Reviews 

    About

    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.

    read more

    SponsorLogos.gif

     

    power.JPGNew Zealand Contractor
    Special Feature: Full Chapter 1 Excerpt

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

    View PDF of the article.

    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

    Related Products

    Think & Win Bids

    Think & Win Bids

    Winning High-Value, High-Stakes Bids through Superior Questioning, Listening and Thinking Skills

    Book,134 pages (196mm x 128mm), paperback

    The three fundamental skills of a genuinely sharp, sustainably successful bid/proposal/tender professional are the ability to think, listen and ask quality questions.

    Read more
    Red Zone

    Red Zone

    Destruction, Survival & Collaboration ... A True Story

    eBook A4, 144 pages

    Graphically illustrated, Red Zone is the "Christchurch earthquakes story for engineers".

    It's also an enlightening read for anyone interested in the up-close-and-personal accounts of those directly impacted, the coalface rescuers, the authorities who guided the recovery through its various phases, the seismic and other scientific experts informing the re-build, and those charged with physically putting the city back together again.

    Read more
    Cracking the VfM Code (Book 2)

    Cracking the VfM Code (Book 2)

    Value for Money ... Understanding It & Articulating Your Ability to Deliver It

    Book,165 pages (234 x 154mm), paperback

    Written specifically for those bidding collaboratively-delivered public infrastructure, Cracking the VfM Code™ in Collaborative Contract Bidding: Value for Money ... Understanding It & Articulating Your Ability to Deliver It unveils the direct linkage between your ability to identify the client's "VfM" priorities and winning big-ticket projects.

    Read more