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Top 10 Business Trends to Watch for in 2022

While 2021 has been better in many ways than 2020, it doesn’t feel much more predictable. Yet, at Educate 360 we have identified the top business trends we are seeing and expect organizations to continue experiencing in Project Management, Business Analysis, Agile, Data Science, and Leadership in the year ahead. Overall, the theme of working …

Business Relationships

An Intro into the World of Business Relationship Management, Part 4: A Continued Review into BRM

We are on the last leg of our four-part series. In our previous BRM blogs, we provided you with a summary overview of BRM, BRMP®, and BRM Institute®. We then followed with more detailed information about the BRM role and the BRMP®. This final blog provides additional information to round out what we provided you regarding …

Business Relationship Management

An Intro into the World of Business Relationship Management, Part 3: What is BRMP and How Do I Get Certified?

We are on the third leg of our four-part series. In our previous Business Relationship Management blogs, we provided you with a summary overview of BRM, BRMP®, and BRM Institute. We then followed with more detailed information about the BRM role and its organizational value. Today, we will take you to the world of the BRMP — …

In-Depth BRM

An Intro into the World of Business Relationship Management, Part 2: An In-depth Look at a BRM

Our BRM exploration journey continues. In our last BRM blog, we provided you with a high-level view of the BRM, BRMP®, and BRM Institute®. In this blog, we take a closer, more detailed look about the BRM role, a brief history, what BRMs do, and the core competencies needed to be a successful BRM. As you may remember …

Business Institute

An Intro into the World of Business Relationship Management, Part 1: What is a BRM, a BRMP, and the BRM Institute?

Welcome to the first in a series of four blogs in which we will introduce you to the world of Business Relationship Management, the role of the Business Relationship Manager, its corresponding certification, the value BRMs bring to the organization, and how to move into a BRM role as the next step of your career …

Business Professionals

Business Relationship Management – A Great Professional Development Move for Project Managers

A Business Relationship Management (BRM) role is often thought to be a natural professional development path for business analysts. But what about project managers? Does it make sense for PMs to consider this as a logical professional growth opportunity for them? We think so. Consider the points in this article regarding what BRM is and …

Business Conversations

Difficult Conversations: What Do You Contribute?

When it comes to navigating difficult conversations, frankly, I’d rather not. It’s exhausting trying to figure out how to approach someone about something you’d prefer not to discuss. Considering the pace at which most of our work worlds are operating these days, if you ignore something, it often doesn’t take too long before it’s forgotten. …

Business Process Improvement: A Primer

So, we have all heard, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, “We tried that 2 years ago and it didn’t work”, and my favorite “this is the way we have always done it”. We may avoid improving our processes because we are comfortable with the current way of doing things, perhaps there is a …

Business Negotiation

Negotiation Anyone? Part 2: The Negotiation Process in a Nutshell

In our last blog on negotiation, we covered the basics of negotiation: positions vs interests, 3 key elements in any negotiation, and negotiation tips. In this blog we will review a simple 5-step process: Prepare for the Negotiation Open the Negotiation Exchange Information Bargain & Generate Options Finalize Agreement & Conclude the Negotiation Prepare for …

Negotiate in Business

Negotiation Anyone? Part 1: Top Tips for a Successful Negotiation

On this page: Negotiating is a Process Position vs Interests 3 Key Elements Negotiation Tips Negotiating is a Process Negotiation is a process of getting what you want – “process” being the key element. Negotiation is not so much about the destination as it is the journey. It is a dialogue between two or more …