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 […]

BRM Institute Announces the Expansion of its Exclusive Members-only “BRMs Developing BRMs” Communities of Interest Program

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Following a successful launch and in response to growing demand, Business Relationship Management Institute (BRM Institute) announced an expansion to its exclusive members-only “BRMs Developing BRMs™” Communities of Interest program. Communities of Interest aim to give the Institute’s members representing particular industries, geographies, or sharing common professional interests an effective platform for online discussions, collaboration, […]

Arnie Wetherill — January 2015 Member Spotlight

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How did you get into business relationship management? I work in a large IT Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) organization that transformed from a technology, silo-based structure to a service-focused structure about two years ago. As part of the reorganization, we incorporated a new role of business relationship manager into our organization. Based on my communications […]

Join our exclusive BRM Explorers community to stay informed about the latest BRM trends, innovations, and events!

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Thousands of commercial, government, and nonprofit organizations around the world are implementing Business Relationship Management (BRM) capabilities. Formalized BRM roles are rapidly becoming an essential part and a new golden standard of effective business partner-provider relationships. Become a member of our rapidly growing BRM Explorers™ community today and join leading business executive professionals around the […]

BRM Institute Announces the Formation of the Business Relationship Management (BRM) Council

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Business Relationship Management Institute (BRM Institute) announced today the formation of the BRM Council, an independent advisory group of business relationship managers from around the globe. New York, New York, December 22, 2014 – Business Relationship Management Institute (BRM Institute) announced the formation of the BRM Council, an independent advisory group of business relationship managers […]

BRMs Developing BRMs™ Mentoring

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BRM Institute’s New Exclusive Members-Only Program Designed to Strengthen Business Relationship Capability Through Mentoring Business Relationship Management Institute (BRM Institute) is proud to announce “BRMs Developing BRMS,” a BRM leadership development program available exclusively for BRM Institute members. The first program to launch under the BRMs Developing BRMs™ banner is Mentoring. Mentoring is an exciting […]

Thank You for Your Support!

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Today, the United States celebrates Thanksgiving, a wonderful holiday and a joyful expression of gratitude that many Americans celebrate with their families. For someone like me, a first-generation immigrant, Thanksgiving is a time, when my family joins around the holiday table to reflect on and celebrate the many opportunities we have been blessed with. Since […]

The Manifesto of an ‘Outside-in’ Business Relationship Manager

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Traditionally, Enterprise IT controlled the choice and supply of IT within the firm, and CIOs deployed Business Relationship Managers out to ‘the business’ as essentially a sales force to understand requirements and define new IT solutions. The astute BRM aspired to be a full member of the business management team, participating in discussions about strategy […]

Setting the Global Standard for Business Relationship Management and Business Partner Collaboration

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We have set the standard for global Business Relationship Management and Business Partner Collaboration In just over a 1.5 years, over 700 professional members in 37 countries have joined the Institute and taken advantage of the great content in the Business Relationship Management Interactive Body of Knowledge (BRMIBoK™) and the rewarding networking opportunities inside the […]

BRM Institute announces Platinum Sponsorship from CSC’s Leading Edge Forum (LEF)

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Since its first days, we, at Business Relationship Management Institute (BRM Institute), have always been looking for and establishing partnerships with select organizations that share our passion for the Business Relationship Management (BRM) discipline and help us better serve the global BRM community. It is our pleasure to announce that CSC’s Leading Edge Forum (CSC […]

Announcing The New BRM Institute Mobile App Designed To Serve Entire BRM Community

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Business Relationship Management Institute (BRM Institute) is proud to announce that our new BRM Institute mobile app is available for download immediately on Apple, Android, and Amazon devices (you can also search the respective app store for “BRM Institute” to find it). The app is free for both members and non-members and is designed to […]

Bridging the Chasm: Creating Close-knit IT and C-Suite Relationships

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Joe Topinka, award-winning CIO, founder of the CIO Mentor, LLC, published author, and a member of BRM Institute Executive Council recently took the virtual podium to share his thoughts and golden nuggets of professional wisdom with dozens of attendees of the “Bridging the Chasm: Creating Close-knit IT and C-Suite Relationships” BRM Institute webinar. In the […]

BRM Institute Website Under Attack by Cyber Criminals

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Today, a 1,000-node-strong botnet operated by unknown cyber criminals began flooding our web server with bogus content requests bringing our website down for several hours. Although the attack is still in progress, thanks to our ISP support, the rogue internet traffic has been brought under control enough to restore access to our website. We have […]

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