#IAmBRM: Lynn Borders
This week, we interviewed another standout individual among the Business Relationship Management (BRM) community.
Lynn Borders spent most of her career in IT, primarily as an IT Business Analyst, though she’s historically adopted the role of a BRM in most of her positions. Her tenure at Tucson Electric Power Company spans the past twenty-three years and carries many successes and accomplishments. Currently, Lynn is a valuable member of the BRM team within her organization. She strongly advocates for the advancement of BRM and works to show the value that BRM (as a role and a discipline) bring to her field. Her engagement with BRM allows her to support her business partners as they prepare for and proceed through the governance of strategic initiatives. Congratulations to Lynn Borders for receiving this week’s #IAmBRM honor for her hard work in the field of BRM.
What do you do in your BRM role?
“As a BRM, I work with my business partners to define and document strategic business and technology projects spanning the next 5 years. I support my business partners as they prepare for and proceed through the value framework (approval, prioritization, delivery, and value optimization) of their strategic initiatives.”
When asked what #IAmBRM means to her, Lynn emphasized the importance of spreading the message of BRM and her belief in the positive impact BRM brings to organizations. As a result, she advocates strongly for a universal understanding of BRM, spreading the message across industries.
“Sharing the BRM practice and concepts with others, whether they be BRMs or not and helping to grow the community.”
Lynn looks to BRMConnect experiences for support in overcoming the challenges faced by herself and her BRM team. One of these challenges, a lack of BRM awareness, necessitates that she is always on top of explanations to help others grasp how BRM impacts technology and business initiatives.
BRMConnect allowed her team to promote their concepts for adding value to the BRM community. By networking with other teams, they came to understand the common difficulties and opportunities among BRMs, which empowered Lynn’s team to tackle their challenges. Lynn values those industry connections and supportive peers who empower her growth as a BRM.