Allinnova is introducing the Generally Accepted Partnering Practices (GAPP) and have published an interesting first study among alliance professionals. As Joost Allard, CEO of Allinnova, clarifies the need for GAPP in his foreword of the study:
Currently there are not standards spelling out which practices are relevant to successful management of alliances, nor is there any insight into prioritization and optimization of those practices for recognizable achievements. Allinnova is introducing the concept of “Generally Accepted Partnering Practices” (“GAPP”) in support of those organizations that are searching for a method to allow them to measure growth of a relationship.
You can download the 14 page report here. The report is well written and has some interesting findings and connects recommendations to it on where to focus for your organization to keep partnerships as healthy as possible.