BRMConnect Forums Change Everything: Coming to a City Near You

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Last week, BRM Institute held their first ever one-day BRMConnect Forum in Phoenix, Arizona, where local BRMs and their executive leadership team joined together to learn and collaborate on leading BRM practices.

Some of the topics discussed included, but were not limited to:

  • Becoming business – converging IT, Finance, HR, and other areas with business teams
  • Creating a culture – sharing ownership for business strategy and business results
  • Moving all of IT, HR, and Finance to strategic partnerships with business as business, not merely the people in the BRM roles
  • Cross-organizational BRM team success
  • Leading as a business peer
  • Assessing your organization’s business value ability

The results of the day are sure to change the way both new and well-established BRM teams work and succeed in their organizations. Among many transformative experiences, attendees particularly noted the importance of changing branding from that of service provider to business peer, focusing strategically on the BRM capability vs. the individual BRM role, and ensuring strong business capabilities through strategic partnership and shared ownership of results.

What Attendees Are Saying:

“The Forum was a great opportunity for our BRM team to recalibrate our approach on several focal areas, such as language, operational maturity, and performance management. We have been BRM Institute members since 2013, and just over a year ago we were organizationally aligned under a new director. We were fortunate to have his attendance at the BRMConnect Forum. The presented material and conversations gave him greater insight into what he could do to increase support for the BRM role within our organization. The Forum is time well spent for BRM teams and well worth the monetary investment.”

Tony Bell, Salt River Project

“The BRMConnect Forum was a great opportunity to connect with BRM practitioners, swap experiences, learn from others, and spark new ideas. The regional element was a useful touch, laying groundwork for more interaction in the future.”

Terry Krafthefer, Tucson Electric Power

“The BRMConnect Forum was the perfect day to meet new BRMs in the regional area and refresh acquaintances with others. The opportunity to collaborate with others, hear new ideas, and apply new terminology while setting some long-term goals and putting together a plan to achieve them shouldn’t be missed!”

Deryl Heitman, Discount Tire

Interested in learning more about how your BRM team can attend the next BRMConnect Forum near you?

2 Responses

  1. Neal Tomasin says:

    Will BRMConnect come to Atlanta?

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