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How BRM Makes Agile Software Development & Management Theory Even More Successful
Whether your organization is practicing Agile or BRM, you have an opportunity to deliver both short- and long-term business value. Consequently, you can adapt to a rapidly changing business environment by combining and implementing both methodologies.
Consider Existence for Success – Philosophy
Life becomes work in hopes that one day, it isn’t. Personal fulfillment doesn’t enter the equation. However, this linear progression through education to employment is quickly being replaced by a whirling zigzag of millennial entrepreneurs and autodidact techies.
BRM Benchmarking™ – Your Measuring Tool for Success
This new membership benefit, BRM Benchmarking, along with the consolidated input from our single global BRM community will provide answers to these questions. BRM Benchmarking will provide an interactive tool, with tiered-accessibility based on membership levels, which will allow BRMs to enter data and see real-time comparisons against a selected group of filters.
Emotional Intelligence — The Secret to Sharpening Your Social Skills
When tested alongside 33 other important skills, a workplace study by TalentSmart determined that emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of workplace success. It directly related to 58 percent of success in a variety of jobs.
Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®) – A Catalyst for the Digital Transformation Journey
Recently, I received the opportunity to conduct a BRMP workshop for an organization aspiring to move its BRM team’s role from Service Management to Value Management. Through the workshop, the team sought out strategies to advance their position in the Business Relationship Maturity Model.
Could “Why” be the BRMs Access into the World of Strategic Partnership?
People seldom start with the common understanding of how IT can contribute to the organization’s raison d’être, given that IT is often viewed as a support service. So, the next time you are searching for a way into the super elite world of strategic partnerships, consider investing some time answering the “Why?” question.
Employee Burnout — 5 Simple Steps to Avoid It
If you structure your culture around employee satisfaction, you will notice measurable improvements felt throughout the entire value chain. Studies show that culture-driven organizations experience 22 percent higher productivity, and 30 percent stronger customer satisfaction than other businesses.
Take the Hill: Making the Most out of BRMConnect 2018
Now that BRMConnect is over, it’s time to reflect on what we’re bringing back to work with us on Monday. In his closing keynote on Wednesday evening, Kip Fanta, Principal of the Kip Fanta Group, challenged us to answer a simple question.
Culture: The Elephant in the Room
Every BRM can relate to the frustration of a failed transformation initiative. According to Cheryl White and Laura Wilcox of Service Made Simple, the historical success rate of traditional change management delivering the target ROI is less than 20%.
BRM:Managing External Relationships
One of the many unique elements of BRMConnect is the interactive sessions facilitated by top BRMs and industry leaders. BRMs understand that the age of passive listening is over. Kip Fanta and Gary Hardy’s session about external relationships demonstrated this perfectly.
From the Desk of the CIO – BRM Institute
Throughout the entire BRMConnect experience, we’ve heard from so many amazing BRMs and industry leaders. Each and every one of them offered unique perspectives and fresh insight, furthering the knowledge base of our community. This morning, Stephen Clemons from SMUD added icing to the cake!
Attitude, Behavior, Culture: The ABCs of Organizational Change
An individual’s attitude shapes their habits and behavior. And group behavior ultimately influences an organization’s culture. So, to improve your culture, you must first focus on changing people’s attitudes.