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Business Analysts and Business Relationship Managers – Working Together to Achieve Common Goals

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While attending the first BRM conference, BRMConnect, earlier this year, I facilitated a discussion along with Alicia Cook and Jas Phul on the interactions between Business Analysts (BAs), Project Managers (PMs), Enterprise Analysis (EAs), and Business Relationship Managers (BRMs). After the presentation, many BRMs approached me to discuss the opportunities they face working with BAs. […]

BRMConnect 2015: Where Business Value Leaders Meet

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Business leaders, accomplished BRM practitioners, and industry experts from around the globe are converging in Portland, OR this week to attend BRMConnect 2015, the world’s very first and highly anticipated conference for Business Relationship Managers (BRMs). The conference attendees are gathering to exchange ideas and learn how to best leverage a BRM capability to foster […]

Process, Data, and Technology Strategy Planning: Achieving Excellence and Insights

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Mike Bruggeman, Global IT, Cargill “Process, Data, and Technology Strategy Planning: Achieving Excellence and Insights” Interactive Session BRMConnect 2015 Wednesday May 27 – 2:45 – 3:15 PM During this interactive session, Mike will introduce the PDT Strategy development process, and will provide the background on why this is done, the value to the business, a […]

BRMConnect 2015 Is Right Around the Corner

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By Anais Bergues, Contributing Writer How excited are you for BRMConnect 2015? Here at BRM Institute we are counting the days before the conference. You are not going to believe what we have in store for you! From interactive workshops, to networking opportunities, and even a few surprises up our sleeves, we have it all. […]

Twice the Business Value in Half the Time: When Agile Methods Meet the Business Relationship Management Role

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By Vaughan Merlyn and Aaron Monroe Vaughan is a co-founder of Business Relationship Management Institute and Principal with The Merlyn Group. Aaron is a Corporate Vice President – Strategy, Research, and Governance, New York Life Insurance Company. The age-old pursuit of Business-IT alignment is ultimately about delivering business value through investments in information and Information […]

The BRMP® Guide to the BRM Body of Knowledge Is Released in Paperback

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In response to the growing demand for our core Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®) professional development and certification course reference, a hard copy version of The BRMP® Guide to the BRM Body of Knowledge is now available in paperback.   What is BRMP®? Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®) training is a world-class professional development program […]

Announcing The New BRM Institute Mobile App Designed To Serve Entire BRM Community

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Business Relationship Management Institute (BRM Institute) is proud to announce that our new BRM Institute mobile app is available for download immediately on Apple, Android, and Amazon devices (you can also search the respective app store for “BRM Institute” to find it). The app is free for both members and non-members and is designed to […]

Bridging the Chasm: Creating Close-knit IT and C-Suite Relationships

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Joe Topinka, award-winning CIO, founder of the CIO Mentor, LLC, published author, and a member of BRM Institute Executive Council recently took the virtual podium to share his thoughts and golden nuggets of professional wisdom with dozens of attendees of the “Bridging the Chasm: Creating Close-knit IT and C-Suite Relationships” BRM Institute webinar. In the […]

BRMP Certification Preferred – Creating a New Business Standard

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Syngenta, one of the world’s leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in some 90 countries dedicated to bringing plant potential to life, has posted an IT Business Relationship Manager (BRM) job with the Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®) training and certification as a preferred qualification for candidates to apply. With the BRMP® listed as a preferred […]

BRMP online course: Sign up now before it’s too late

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Due to incredible demand, we are offering another fully interactive Business Relationship Management Professional® or BRMP online course next month. It will be delivered in three full-day Monday sessions, over three weeks. These sessions will be held from 9:00AM to 4:30PM EST, on December 2, 9 and 16. Participants are required to attend each full day of all three sessions. […]

Measuring BRM Performance

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Measuring BRM (Business Relationship Manager) performance is an important aspect of a successful BRM role implementation. There is no one-size-fits-all recipe for a BRM performance measurement framework—just as business value definition varies from business partner to business partner and from service provider to service provider. In the spring this year, my colleagues and I published […]

BRMP™ Instructor-Led Online Business Relationship Management Course

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We are conducting our first fully interactive online Business Relationship Management Professional™ (BRMP™) course which will be delivered through 3 one-day sessions in September. This 3-day BRMP™ course will be delivered online over a 3-week period with full-day sessions running from 9:00AM and 4:30PM EST on September 9, 16, and 23. To complete the course, the students are required […]

Why Business Relationship Manager Certification?

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As we roll out our inaugural Certified Business Relationship Manager® (CBRM®) course I have received several recurring questions, so I thought it would be good to share them and our responses with you. Why should a Business Relationship Manager become CBRM® certified?   The CBRM®  certification signifies that you are a master Business Relationship Manager. That you have […]

A Professional Development Opportunity You Will Not Want to Miss

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We are delighted to report that the inaugural Certified Business Relationship Manager® (CBRM®) course, which is being held as an instructor-led class in Atlanta, GA on July 22-24, 2013, is filling up quickly.  More importantly, we are extremely pleased with and inspired by the caliber of the course registrants–an international group of seasoned BRMs.  The […]

Updated and Expanded BRM Training Webinar Series Is Now Open for Registration!

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Since Business Relationship Management Institute membership and webinar enrollment began last week, many of our new Founding Members signed up for our BRM Training Webinar Series events. Always eager to learn and improve in their BRM roles, several BRM Institute members reached out to us requesting to update our once-a-month series of three identical webinars, […]

Business Relationship Management Performance Assessment: Standards, Best Practices, and Practical Implementations

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The March-April 2013 issue of the SupportWorld magazine, dedicated to performance measurement, features an article we wrote: “Business Relationship Management: Standards, Best Practices, and Practical Implementations.” In this article, we discuss the BRM role and corresponding performance evaluation criteria and compare them with the latest ISO/IEC 20000 standard requirements and ITIL best practices. We also […]

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