Business Relationship Management Institute (BRMI) Announces Strategic Alliance with CSC’s Leading Edge Forum (LEF)

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Global strategic alliance between Business Relationship Management Institute and Leading Edge Forum is announced to further support BRM community

By moving to a model of increased partnership, we will work together to enhance the BRM capability of organizations globally.

Today, Business Relationship Management Institute (BRMI), the leading Business Relationship Management (BRM) professional membership, development, and certification organization, announced their global strategic alliance with CSC’s Leading Edge Forum (LEF), the preeminent research and thought leadership company.

In an effort to maximize business value, leading organizations around the globe are implementing or expanding their BRM capabilities. These organizations look to BRMI and the supporters of the global BRM community to guide them through successful business transformations, leveraging BRMI membership, professional development programs, and BRMP certification.

LEF works with organizations in several ways to improve BRM excellence, providing services that help them understand where they are today, outline where they want to go, and provide guidance on how to get there through Collaborative Diagnostic Studies, IT or Business Leadership Workshops, Training Programs for Business Relationship Managers, and Value Realization (which includes coaching, mentoring, booster sessions, and communications workshops).

Through this strategic alliance, BRMI and LEF expect that their collaboration will lead to more effective knowledge-sharing, increased support for business relationship managers, and invaluable networking opportunities for professionals and organizations alike, which will significantly strengthen the BRM discipline and the value it brings to those organizations.

This collaboration between BRMI and LEF highlights a greater understanding of the value Business Relationship Management adds to the overall success of organizations, as well as the increased recognition of the BRM discipline across the globe.

David Reid, Head of Client and Advisory Services of LEF said, “I’m delighted to announce a furthering of our relationship with the BRMI. By moving to a model of increased partnership, we will work together to enhance the BRM capability of organizations globally. Enabling leaders to design, implement and realize value from BRM will be critical for success. We are very much looking forward to supporting the global BRM community on the journey.”

Aaron Barnes, Co-Creator of Business Relationship Management Institute, stated, “We are very proud to continue our strategic alliance with LEF. LEF has been a great enabler of the global BRM community and the BRM discipline for over 10 years. Going forward, we look forward to working closely with LEF to give rise to even more opportunities, in order to help businesses and business functions converge with a shared business strategy and shared accountability for business value results through a BRM capability. ”

About CSC’s Leading Edge Forum

LEF is a global research and thought-leadership community dedicated to helping large organizations identify and adopt Next Practices at the growing intersection between business and information technology. We believe that as business and IT become inseparable, virtually every aspect of work and the modern firm will need to be re-imagined, and this creates exciting new digital opportunities. Through an annual membership program of research, events, onsite workshops and advisory services, we support Chief Information Officers and other senior digital business leaders in areas such as strategy, organizational change, executive education, staff development and the future of the Central IT function. Members enjoy personalized access to our global network of thought leaders, clients and leading practitioners. For more information, please visit

About Business Relationship Management Institute
BRMI is the world’s first and only membership, professional development, and certification organization dedicated to serving the global BRM community. BRMI provides world-class professional membership and development programs to advance the art and discipline of BRM and help maximize Business Relationship Management capability in organizations. Business Relationship Management Institute was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in February 2013. For more information, please visit

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