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The Rise and Fall of IT Business Partnering?

Baxter Thompson Ltd, Jon Baxter
August 2016

There has been a significant increase in advertised roles over two years as more IT functions realise the importance of the IT BRM/BP department in allowing IT to become less of a cost centre and more of a strategic partner. The importance of this shift can be backed up by various reports, such as from McKinsey: http://bit.ly/2b67Fdv . We're working with James O'Driscoll of Certes Computing to investigate further and what we have also seen is the introduction and subsequent…

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What is a Business Relationship Manager?

Business Relationship Management

Baxter Thompson Ltd, Jon Baxter
July 2016

The goal of the Business Relationship Manager role is achieved when an enabling technology function has common business goals with another organisation unit such as Sales or Supply Chain. they agree long term plans with business colleagues, share the responsibility for delivering cutting edge capabilities that deliver real business value. They spend a significant amount of their time finding new innovative opportunities and focusing on the future direction of the company. What's the BRM role? A Business Relationship Manager (BRM)…

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