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Co1 Do you have one or more identified business value propositions for the relationship? If so can you describe them in the comments box?

Score 0 if - Haven't got one
Score 25 if - Got one on one side only
Score 50 if - Got one on both sides
Score 75 if - Jointly agreed by alliance teams on both sides
Score 100 if - Jointly agreed by key stakeholders on both sides
Co10 What is the expected cost / value ratio of this relationship?

Score 0 if - Unknown
Score 25 if - We have a general idea of the payback we are looking for
Score 50 if - We have a detailed view of the payback we are looking for
Score 75 if - Both partners have an agreed general view of the payback they are looking for
Score 100 if - Both partners have a detailed and accurate cost / value payback ratio that they are both expecting from the relationship.
Do you regularly perform a relationship audit with this partner?

Score 0 if - Never
Score 25 if - Rarely
Score 50 if - Semi regularly
Score 75 if - Regularly
Score 100 if - Regularly at a predetermined time.
Co5 Do you have an alliance balanced scorecard?

Score 0 if - Never
Score 25 if - Rarely
Score 50 if - Semi regularly
Score 75 if - Regularly
Score 100 if - Regularly at a predetermined time.
Cu31 What is the degree of trust in the relationship and how is this evidenced? (Please place score in Score Box and Evidence in Comments box.

Score 0 if - None. I would not be in this relationship unless I absolutely had to be. Their behaviours and actions are deeply questionable.
Score 25 if - OK. They let us down sometimes but they are getting better.
Score 50 if - Good. They rarely let us down and they usually do what they say they will regardless of rank or function.
Score 75 if - Very good. They have good behaviours and almost always do what they say they will do. I would share anything but the most sensitive information with them.
Score 100 if - Absolute. We are close to being the same organisation. I would trust the other side with all and any information. They have never let us down. They always keep their promises
Cu34 Is there a dedicated relationship manager role identified to work on this alliance from both sides?

Score 0 if - No
Score 25 if - Yes part time on one side.
Score 50 if - Yes part time on both sides.
Score 75 if - Full time on one and part time on other side.
Score 100 if - Full time on both sides.
O43 What levels of communication are present? (e.g. Strategic, Managerial and Operational)

Score 0 if - None
Score 25 if - Minimal exists at one level only.
Score 50 if - Good exists at two levels in both partners.
Score 75 if - Very good exists at two levels in both partners and is fully integrated.
Score 100 if - Excellent exists at three levels in both partners and is fully integrated.
O45 Does a relationship charter or Memorandum of Understanding and Principles (MOUP) exist?

Score 0 if - No
Score 25 if - Yes but it is ad hoc.
Score 50 if - Yes and it was put together by both in series.
Score 75 if - Yes and it was put together by both, in parallel (i.e .in workshop)
Score 100 if - Yes and it was put together by both, in parallel (i.e. in workshop) using best practice template.
O47 What operational alliance metrics do you use? (As opposed to strategic or scorecard metrics?)

Score 0 if - None.
Score 25 if - Same as strategic metrics.
Score 50 if - Similar but slightly different from strategic metrics.
Score 75 if - Different but no clear link to strategic metrics.
Score 100 if - Different and clear and linking supporting role. (i.e. one leads to the other).
S20 Are there common and shared specific objectives for the relationship? If so can you briefly describe them in the comments box?

Score 0 if - There are none
Score 25 if - We have strategic objectives and so does our partner. Each side knows what the other partners are but there is no integration.
Score 50 if - We have agreed a number of strategic objectives with our partner in a joint session/s. We also have some extra strategic objectives ourselves.
Score 75 if - We have a set of jointly agreed strategic objectives which are clear to the alliance teams on both sides.
Score 100 if - We have a set of jointly agreed strategic objectives which are clear to the alliance teams and the operational teams on both sides.
S21 What is the scope of the relationship and how has this been arrived at? Please place your score in the Score box and your comments in the Comments box.

Score 0 if - There is no defintion of the scope of the relationship. It is ad hoc and opportunistic. We go where the deals take us.
Score 25 if - We have broadly mapped some areas for interaction with our partner but they are used purely as guidelines. We tend not to stick to them rigidly.
Score 50 if - We have a clear definition of the scope of the relationship and it was agreed by the management teams on each side separately.
Score 75 if - We have a clear definition of the scope of the relationship and it was jointly agreed by the management teams on both sides in joint sessions.
Score 100 if - We have a clear definition of the scope of the relationship and it was jointly agreed by the management teams on both sides in joint sessions. In addition we have shared with our partner our overall picture of strategic alliances and where they fit in scope terms within the big picture. We know which sectors and sub sectors of regions that we will attack with this relationship.
S25 What support is there from senior executives in the business for this relationship and how is this evidenced? (Please place score in Score box and evidence in Comments box).

Score 0 if - None
Score 25 if - Individual executive champions understand the value of partnering.
Score 50 if - Many executive champions understand the value of partnering.
Score 75 if - The majority of the executive team see the need for alliances and support them in concept. Individual specifics need to be explained.
Score 100 if - Support for partnering is complete, educated and comprehensive throughout executive levels.
T15 To what extent does your product or service fit with your partner’s product / service offerings?

Score 0 if - Unknown
Score 25 if - Many duplications
Score 50 if - Some duplications
Score 75 if - Few duplications
Score 100 if - Completely complementary
T19 What is the degree of partner accountability and how is this expressed? Please place your score in the Score box and your comments in the Comments box.

Score 0 if - None
Score 25 if - General statements of accountability in the contract - non specific.
Score 50 if - Detailed statements of accountability in the contract - very specific and focusing on technical / commercial issues.
Score 75 if - Both alliance teams have sat down and discussed partner accountability in detail. There is a clear documentation of the accountability on both sides in the charter. This is reflected in the contract.
Score 100 if - Both alliance teams have briefed all the key stakeholders from each side and there is genuine and tangible buyin at multiple levels in both organisations. There is a clear documentation of the accountability on both sides in the charter. This is reflected in the contract.
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