Business Relationship Manager

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What Does Business Relationship Manager Mean?

A business relationship manager (BRM) is the IT liaison for each department in an organization. A BRM understands all business processes and provides technology guidance to ensure maximum return on investment (ROI) for IT business strategy requirements. A key BRM role is reducing business and IT barriers.

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Techopedia Explains Business Relationship Manager

BRM responsibilities include:

  • Aligns different business and IT strategies for enhanced productivity
  • Defines key strategies for the IT delivery model of an organization
  • Works to communicate and understand concerns related to IT alignment across departments
  • Works with architects to understand new technology trends and forecast future IT infrastructure requirements
  • Works with project managers to provide business, project and IT improvement data to stakeholders
  • Works with financial leadership on annual IT budgets and forecasts
  • Helps evaluate IT project objectives and analyzes new business initiatives
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