The BRM Role in a Digital World

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Kirt Mead, Senior Consultant, Leading Edge Forum This summary discusses my presentation from BRMConnect – May 27, 2015 Traditionally, Enterprise IT controlled the choice and supply of information technology within the firm, and CIOs deployed Business Relationship Managers (BRMs) out to ‘the business’ as essentially a salesforce to understand requirements and define new IT solutions. […]

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, […]

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