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BRMConnect 2016 Registration Is Now Open to the Public

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It’s official! Today marks the first day that registration has been open to the public for all four BRMConnect 2016 locations! We have a confirmed location for BRMConnect Charlotte! The Speedway Club at the Charlotte Motor Speedway will be the home for the U.S. BRMConnect 2016! YES, you will be able to ride on the racetrack as part of the event. Sign […]

BRM Truth #4

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Brought to you by BRM Institute and On Your Feet. Illustrated by Gary Hirsch. © 2015 Gary Hirsch. Published under license.

BRM Institute Growth and Expansion

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Over the last several years, the corporate functions of IT, HR, Finance, and Legal have been on a journey to position themselves as more business value-focused, evolving from cost-centric service providers (shared services) to converged strategic partners. Simultaneously, the business increasingly shares accountability for setting strategy and achieving business value. To be successful, these organizations must leverage a […]

Announcing BRMConnect 2016

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Today, we are proud to publicly announce the BRMConnect locations and timeframes for 2016! BRMConnect is the world’s one and only networking and professional development events series for Business Relationship Managers. Last year, we had such a fantastic time at the world’s very first BRMConnect conference in Portland, OR that we sold out, and we […]

Charlotte’s CIO of the Year: Joe Topinka

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by Larissa Pienkowski We would like to send our heartfelt congratulations to Joe Topinka, winner of the CIO of the Year award in Charlotte, NC! As a man who wears many hats, Joe is also the dedicated CIO of SnapAV, CEO and Founder of CIO Mentor, author of the ground-breaking book IT Business Relationships: A […]

September’s Member Spotlight: Tina Pomeroy

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By Larissa Pienkowski Here at BRM Institute, we love hearing stories and testimonials about the ways we’ve helped fellow BRMs learn more about the discipline and reach their professional goals. That’s why we were especially thrilled to hear from Tina Pomeroy, IT Manager of Business Relationships at a large financial institution in Arkansas and this […]

Get to Know Gary Hirsch: Artist, Illustrator, and Co-Founder of On Your Feet

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by Larissa Pienkowski If you’ve been paying attention to our newsletter and blog (which we hope you have!), you may have noticed a couple of little cartoon monsters running around lately. These monsters also happen to tell you all kinds of truths about business relationship management, which has probably made you wonder, What are these […]

News From Your BRM Council

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The BRM Council is gaining momentum! However, we are still looking for more individuals who want to play a part in shaping the role of the BRM professional. If you haven’t signed up for the BRM Council yet, find more information about opportunities to work with the BRM Council here. Council Sub-Committee Teams: After the […]

BRM Truth #3

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Brought to you by BRM Institute and On Your Feet. Illustrated by Gary Hirsch. © 2015 Gary Hirsch. Published under license.

Skills Framework Throws Spotlight Onto BRM

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The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) is the most popular way of describing the professional skills needed by IT people worldwide. While business relationship management was previously part of the Business Change category, it has now moved to a new category with the release of Version 6 on July 1st: Relationships and Engagement. […]

BRM Truth #2

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Brought to you by BRM Institute and On Your Feet. Illustrated by Gary Hirsch. © 2015 Gary Hirsch. Published under license.

New Collaboration with International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of a global strategic alliance with International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), the leading association for business analysis professionals worldwide. This agreement stems from a mutual commitment to building value-add relationships and expanding business outcomes. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BRM Institute and IIBA will lead to more effective knowledge sharing, […]

BRM Truth #1

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Brought to you by BRM Institute and On Your Feet. Illustrated by Gary Hirsch. © 2015 Gary Hirsch. Published under license.

August Member Spotlight: Jackie Zizic

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by Larissa Pienkowski Introducing Jackie Zizic, the new Client Account Manager within the IT department of the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation and proud member of Business Relationship Management Institute! Jackie can best be described as a BRM powerhouse, as she has utilized the discipline throughout the better part of her career in areas such […]

BRM and BA Collaboration to Maximize the Value of IT Investments

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by Melissa Whitsett Business Relationship Management and Business Analysis both focus on the technology needs required to support the business. While the BA may concentrate on a process or system-specific objectives, the BRM looks across the IT service offerings, seeking to bring the strongest technology capabilities to ensure IT/business convergence. The BA pays attention to […]

July Member Spotlight: Deryl Heitman

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by Larissa Melo Pienkowski Recently, we had the exciting opportunity to catch up with Deryl Heitman, the Business Relationship Owner (BRO) of DISCOUNT TIRE and one of the Vice Chairs of the BRM Council. As an employee of DISCOUNT TIRE for nearly 17 years, along with various other companies such as Lockheed Martin, World Access Service […]

The BRM Role in a Digital World

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Kirt Mead, Senior Consultant, Leading Edge Forum This summary discusses my presentation from BRMConnect – May 27, 2015 Traditionally, Enterprise IT controlled the choice and supply of information technology within the firm, and CIOs deployed Business Relationship Managers (BRMs) out to ‘the business’ as essentially a salesforce to understand requirements and define new IT solutions. […]

And That’s a Wrap!

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By Anais Bergues, Contributing Writer “Is anyone else sad that BRMConnect is over?” – Kayla Barnes “Must be a good conference if my resting heart rate is faster than normal!” – Peter Lijnse These are just some of the things people are saying about BRMConnect 2015! It was a conference like no other. Each aspect was […]

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