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 […]

BRMConnect Provided Value for My Organization

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by Tina Pomeroy While the entire conference was a wonderful experience that provided an overall value for my organization, a few sessions at BRMConnect really hit home. In my organization, the BRMs have great relationships with most aspects of IT, but there are gray areas between some roles, and we sometimes find ourselves stumbling over […]

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BRMConnect 2015: Congratulations to Our Award Winners

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The following awards were presented to their winners at BRMConnect 2015.   Purpose-Driven Leadership Award This award is for a new innovative initiative that has been implemented in the past year helping BRMs advance their leadership and impact on the world. WINNER MONICA GRAHAM For the implementation of the BRM mentoring program, utilizing the BRM […]

BRMConnect Mutual Discovery Sessions Bring Deep Thinking to How the BRM Role Might Evolve in Multiple Future Scenarios

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by Sheila Smith Note: While we recognize that the BRM capability includes those performing the BRM role in various aspects of business, such as HR, Finance, and IT, the BRMConnect Mutual Discovery session focused solely on scenarios related to the role of the BRM in IT organizations. A buzz in the air… energized conversations… multiple […]

A Winner of the BRM Trailblazer Award

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David Reid, Regional Director, Leading Edge Forum Based in the UK, David Reid is a Regional Director of the Leading Edge Forum (LEF), a global research and thought leadership community, dedicated to helping large organizations identify and adopt next practices at the growing intersection of business and IT. LEF are also Platinum sponsors of BRM […]

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 […]

Building the Foundation for Business – Technology Integration

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By Jeanne Kerr, SPHR, HCS, SWP For the sake of transparency, I am not an IT person. (I am married to one, but I’m not sure how much that counts). So, why am I writing this article for BRM Institute? Having spent the past 20 plus years in Human Resources, I have a deep understanding about […]

BRM Institute Supports and Encourages Lifelong Learning and Welcomes Students and Academics!

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BRM Institute offers two continuing education incentive programs to support global BRM community and lifelong learning. The newly expanded and rebranded Academic Membership (formerly “Student Membership”), now includes not only full-time, but also part-time students and faculty members. BRM Institute welcomes students and faculty members of accredited universities! To be eligible for the Academic Membership, as a student, you […]

More Than a Fringe Role: Positioning the BRM to Create Organizational and Personal Value

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By Sheila Smith and Brian Bell Sheila Smith, President, Omega Point Consulting Brian Bell, Senior Manager, Business Engagement, Church & Dwight More Than a Fringe Role: Positioning the BRM to Create Organizational and Personal Value BRMConnect 2015 Thursday May 28 – 10:45 – 11:30 AM Much of it is actually in our hands! Yes, indeed, […]

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. […]

Frank Wander — April 2015 Member Spotlight

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Former CIO, current CEO of PeopleProductive and BRM Institute Executive Council member Frank Wander has spent plenty of time in the IT industry. When he’s not spending time with family or sampling wines in a French parlour-like setting discussing an array of topics with his friends, the social Wander keeps his relationships a top priority both […]

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 […]

Superb Pizza Served Exclusively at BRMConnect

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With less than two months left until BRMConnect 2015, BRM Institute team and our conference partners are working hard to assure an absolutely amazing memorable experience for every attendee. We are pleased to announce that Service Management Art, BRM Institute long-term supporter and BRMConnect sponsor, has added an additional session to the already packed BRMConnect […]

Kim Longmuir — March 2015 Member Spotlight

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How did your path to business relationship management unveil? It all started when I was in Business Advisory Services in Finance, which was really a BRM role though it was not branded in those terms. I spent five years building a relationship with Information Technology and became the Finance trusted advisor for the IT Executive. When IT […]

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 […]

Jeremy Byrne — February 2015 Member Spotlight

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How did you get into business relationship management? I worked my way around the technical teams within the IT Department at the University, moving from Desktop Support to Developer to Server Administrator. With always having an emphatic view point, I was often the point of customer engagement and ended up in an account manager role where […]

An Unbeatable Value

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Whether you are just embarking on the exciting journey of becoming a business relationship manager or are an expert BRM practitioner, who can spot great [business] value from miles and years away, you should appreciate this incredible opportunity. Service Management Art, one of our leading accredited training organizations, will be offering our highly popular and […]

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