BRM Institute Announces Strategic Alliance with Leading Edge Forum

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Today we announced our global strategic alliance with CSC’s Leading Edge Forum (LEF), the preeminent research and thought leadership company. In an effort to maximize business value, leading organizations around the globe are implementing or expanding their BRM capabilities. These organizations look to BRM Institute and the supporters of the global BRM community to guide […]

BRM Truth #6

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

How can the Business Relationship Manager (BRM) role help facilitate innovation within Business Operations and Business Functions (IT, HR, Finance, etc.)?

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The BRM is fundamental to business convergence, helping to bring together business operations and business functions at a strategic level. Leading organizations are now eliminating the service silos of yesterday, empowering business functions such as IT, HR, finance and the other departments to share accountability for strategy and business value through a teamed approach to […]

BRMBoK™ and BiSL® in 3 minutes

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Maximizing business value from investments in information and technology This is a brief overview of the enhanced opportunities for business value from investments in information and technology that enterprises can unlock by combining the guidance provided in Business Relationship Management Institute’s BRMBoK™ with the ASL BiSL Foundation’s Business Information Services Library (BiSL®). The explicit distinction […]

Delivering Value in Every Interaction as a BRM

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by Ibrahim Jackson, Regional Director, Leading Edge Forum In many organizations, BRMs are forced to do a balancing act to deliver value, as different business disciplines have varied expectations of what drives value. In this article, I discuss how to enhance your interactions with business leaders to strengthen the realization of value. When there is sufficient demand, […]

The Case for BRM: A Practical Framework for Your CEO Conversation

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by Joe Topinka Getting your company’s BRM capability off the ground takes planning, patience, and perseverance. Successful BRM programs are game-changing for companies that get it right, but planning and preparation are essential to getting your program off to the right start. Get comfortable with the notion that you will be playing the role of […]

BRM Truth #5

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

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 […]

The Arnie Wetherill Mentoring Experience

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by Matt Masullo, BRMP, Penn State University On July 1st of this year, I embarked on yet another journey in my role as a BRM: the BRM Institute Mentor/Mentee program with my mentor, Arnie Wetherill. Since day one, it has been a blessing to have the opportunity to meet and learn from an established BRM […]

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. […]

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