BRM Forum

23/11/2017 08:30 to 23/11/2017 17:00

BCS The chartered institute for IT
London, United Kingdom

For IT Business Partners and members of the BCS.

You will gain insight into the role of IT Business Partnering and have the opportunity to discuss through workshops and Q&A sessions. In addition, there will be many occasions for informal networking.

*Unfortunately non-attendance cannot be refunded.
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A one day event brought to you by Baxter Thompson Associates and Gilbert Scott Associates

Outline Schedule

8:30 Coffees and Networking

9:00 Introduction 

9:30 Starting Your Value Management Journey - Jon Baxter

This picks up on one of the biggest challenges facing ITBPs today. Value Management demonstrates the value of everything we do with our IT peers and our business stakeholders. We look at the what the main concepts mean, how they work together and are given a template to work through. Delegates are then asked to use their creativity, knowledge and experience to formulate ideas, activities and examples of how this can be done in practice, thus proving it's not just an arcane conceptual subject, but the very lifeblood of an IT Business Partner.
  • Introduction to the concept and the main components 
  • Breakout activities
  • Review group findings

11:00 Break and Networking

11:30 Life After BRMP® - Sarah Fogg

Sarah will be sharing her insights on how they have taken the learning from the BRMP® course and applied to their workplace environment. There will be an interactive Question and Answer session after this short presentation. 
Sarah Fogg is a Business Relationship Management professional, heading up the IT Engagement function at O2 for Sales & Marketing, having previously set up the BRM function at Urenco. Sarah is MBA qualified with broad IT experience gained mostly from Mars and SC Johnson. She has delivered a portfolio of IT Capex projects up to £19m. Sarah is skilled in strategic business stakeholder engagement and also passionate about team building.  Sarah has developed a capability with up to 16 direct reports.

12:30 Lunch

13:30 The Value of Enterprise Architecture - Sally Bean and Anil Piplani hosted by James O'Driscoll

This session will focus on the outcomes of the survey we have just commissioned. James will review the results and then handover to Sally and Anil to provide thier perspectives and observations. The remaining half hour will be filled with questions taken from the floor whereby we can expect a friendly discussion on what are the main benefits of Architecture and the key challenges in working with IT Business Partners.  
Sally Bean is an independent consultant who advises organizations in the private and public sector on how to develop their Enterprise Architecture capability and embed EA approaches into their ways of working. She has 25 years experience in the field, including 10 years as a business systems architect in British Airways. She is well known internationally, having spoken at many conferences and written papers for the Journal of Enterprise Architecture. She also co-chaired the successful EAC Europe conference between 2006 and 2012. She is now particularly interested in the development of the softer, people-focused skills in enterprise architects and other professionals working on business change. She is currently researching the applicability of personality profiling tools to help architects be more effective.
Anil is an independent advisor with over 17years of consulting experience with companies such as PA Consulting, Capgemini among others, A proactive team player, Anil take pride in delivering the outcomes and outputs that are right for the clients and enable them to design and deliver enterprise-wide transformation programmes. He has successfully deployed architecture concepts and tools such as TOGAF, Business design framework (PA proprietary), and Archimate to deliver actionable architecture roadmaps and design. Anil is working on an operating model for EA function, which positions Enterprise architecture as a "Services based organisation" that deliver services to Business change leaders, CIOs, Programme managers and IT delivery functions.  
Anil holds an engineering degree(2000), an MBA from Cranfield School of Management (2008) and TOGAF certification (since 2008). 

14:30 Break and networking

15:00 Self Awareness - Dr Robina Chatham

Dr Robina Chatham will introduce us to the need for awareness of self and others in becoming better at managing relationships. She will also explain the theory of personality type and how to tailor your communication to the preferred ‘language’ of the receiver.
To identify what personality type you are, you can subscribe to our MBTI® personality profiling tool and coaching session. More information here: MBTI® Self Assessment. Enter the discount code "mbtinov50%" to get 50% off before the end of November when you purchase here:

15:45 Crafting and Communicating a Value Proposition - Jon Baxter

We'll be looking at one way of overcoming another key challenge - role clarity.  This session provides an introduction into the subject and themes on developing a value proposition with a template provided as a handout. Next we'll split the delegates into groups and look at the pain points from the perspective of the business peer group and identify those activities that add value. Finally the last exercise will be to summarise the key messages. A prize will be given for the most compelling value proposition.
  • Introduction to the concept and the main components 
  • Breakout activities
  • Review group findings

16:30 Wrap up, Feedback, Notices and Exclusive Offers.

17:00 Opportunity For Early Evening Social At A Local Pub

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BCS The chartered institute for IT
5 Southampton Street
    WC2E 7HA
    United Kingdom


From 23/11/2017 08:30
To 23/11/2017 17:00


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