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The 2024 World BRMConnect® Agenda Now Available!

Imagine having exclusive access to the minds behind some of the most successful organizations in the world. These BRM leaders have a deep understanding of business strategy, and they can guide you in shaping the future direction of your organization. Discover how agile practices, digital transformations, and other emerging trends can revolutionize your approach to BRM. Applying these trends to your practice allows you to adapt, innovate, and unlock new opportunities in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

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Ensuring Ethical AI


On the onset, we’ve found that it’s virtually impossible to take on the responsibilities of product/project managers while taking into account everything that could have a negative impact or considering potential blind spots. The nature of AI product development and AI project implementation is highly iterative, making highly challenging for PMs who drive these cycles, to also monitor risks, impacts and blind spots.

BRM- New Age or Timeless?


The question of how old or new BRM is becomes irrelevant. What is clear is that IT leaders, along with their teams, need to shift mindsets and behaviours to embrace the collaborative, relationship-focused approach that BRM represents. This is an ongoing effort that requires dedication and a commitment to evolving with the changing times.

Zoom Into Knowledge: E-Learning for BRMs


E-learning offers a cost-effective alternative, removing geographical boundaries and facilitating widespread access to invaluable knowledge. BRMs embracing self-paced and e-learning options are gaining an incredible advantage in pursuing continuous growth and knowledge acquisition. No longer bound by the constraints of traditional classroom-based training, the flexibility inherent in self-paced and e-learning courses enables professionals to embark upon a learning journey infused with autonomy.

The Neuroscience of Trust


Building trust is a dynamic process that requires intentional effort. It begins with fostering open and transparent communication, creating psychological safety, and demonstrating consistent behaviors that align with trustworthiness. Leaders who prioritize building trust invest in interpersonal connections, actively listen to their team members, and consistently honor their commitments. By doing so, they create a positive feedback loop wherein trust flourishes, and relationships deepen.

Mastering Your BRM Toolkit….. On Demand!


On April 24, 2024, the single, global BRM community came together for a powerful virtual event that offered essential learning for professionals at all levels.
This exciting event, Mastering Your BRM Toolkit, offered with a range of workshops which covered topics like how to utilize the RSOAP, value documents, Growing Relationship Maturity and much more. Attendees had the opportunity to experience a live Q&A with presenters and tap into expertise & knowledge to needed to start applying these tools to their own practice.

If you couldn’t attend this event live….we’ve got great news for you!

Trust, the Invisible Thread


Trust is the foundation for great team effectiveness, but it cannot be dictated….it must grow organically. The most respected leaders are often the ones who are most receptive to this thinking. They build a culture of open dialogue where feedback is a two-way street.

The Key Ingredients of a High-Performing BRM Team


BRM teams serve as the linchpin between various business units, ensuring alignment between technology solutions and organizational goals. However, not all BRM teams are created equal. Some soar while others struggle to gain traction. So, what sets apart a high-performing BRM team from the rest? Let’s delve into the key ingredients that make them successful.

You’ve Got Your BRMP® ….Now What?


You’ve earned your BRMP, well done! But what comes next? Here is a comprehensive guide to the next six weeks after you’ve earned your BRMP. By following the six week action plan, you can capture the full value of your BRMP certification and position yourself as a strategic partner within your organization. Embrace each opportunity for growth and continuous learning, and empower yourself to drive positive change and innovation on your professional journey.

The Impact of the Age of Abundance on Business Relationship Management: Nurturing Purposeful Connections


The Age of Abundance presents a evolutionary era for BRM professionals. By embracing the complexity and abundance of choices, cultivating purposeful relationships, and leveraging the democratization of resources and technology, BRM practitioners can thrive in this new age. Through their strategic guidance, BRM professionals have the potential to shape organizations that harness the richness of abundance to drive growth, create value, and make a positive impact on society at large.

Volunteers Make the World Brighter: April is Volunteer Appreciation Month


As April unfolds, we step into a month dedicated to acknowledging the immeasurable impact of volunteers worldwide. BRM Institute volunteers tirelessly champion the principles of BRM, nurturing a global network of professionals dedicated to strategic partnership and value realization. Volunteer Appreciation Month offers a fitting moment to extend our heartfelt gratitude to these exceptional individuals.

Certification Preferred – The New Business Standard


Through the training and certification process, professionals learn the ins and outs of the art and practice of Business Relationship Management and are equipped with a wide range of practice-proven techniques and frameworks at every stage of the BRM role maturity allowing them to make immediate meaningful contributions to their organization’s bottom line.

Protecting Against Cybercrime: Advancing Security Through Business Relationship Management


In essence, a strategic BRM capability can facilitate collaboration between the CISO and other parts of the organization. It helps in translating security priorities into business value and impact, building relationships, and ensuring that security is integrated into the organizational culture and decision-making processes. This collaborative approach can enhance the CISO’s ability to address the mentioned challenges and create a more security-conscious and resilient organization.

The Organization Culture Matters More Than the Org Chart


While the title doesn’t matter – the work of the BRM needs to be done, regardless of what the role is called within the organization – the Organizational (Org) Chart does. Members of the organization generally look at the Org Chart as a golden document – if they can see who BRMs report to, they have a baseline understanding of the type of work that is required of the position.

A Practical Guide to Your Certification Journey: BRMP, CBRM, and MBRM


Professionals in the field of Business Relationship Management (BRM) are seeking ways to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge necessary to drive value, enhance collaboration, and foster innovation within their organizations. This quest for excellence often involves pursuing certifications such as BRMP, CBRM, and MBRM. In this article, we will explore the key differences between these certifications, highlight their unique benefits, and provide guidance on how to achieve them.

Ego vs Relationship-Centered


To be proactive, I chose a relationship centric approach. I created an executive friendly format designed to enhance the client experience. The clarity of the project time frame and the individual staff accountability it conveyed was priceless.

Embracing Risk: Thriving as BRM, Even in Failure


Embrace a Growth Mindset: Adopting a growth mindset is vital to navigate the challenges and setbacks that may arise. View failure as an opportunity for learning and improvement, rather than a reflection of your capabilities as a BRM. Embrace a mindset that pushes you to continuously learn and adapt. We refer to this as, “failing forward”. You’re on a continuous journey, and with a growth mindset, even “failures” are an opportunity to learn and move forward.

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