The first gathering of the year was on February 12th, during which the BRM Benchmarking Compensation Report was reviewed and discussed.
The Community of Interest was pleased to see how the BRM profession is growing and progressing on a global scale. One of our members has been a BRM for 2 or 3 years, but her experience in acting as a Navigator, Connector and Orchestrator goes way back! Therefore, to see how the role is actually recognized worldwide and gaining even more importance across all industries is something appreciated by everyone.
There were some questioning regarding the Business capability Manager. In Quebec, it appears that the role is not yet a mainstream. We concluded that it will probably be emerging soon. This seemed very interesting for our senior BRMs, maybe this is a possible future role for them. In terms of collaboration, the group agreed that working with Architects and Portfolio management is very important for them as well. The COI would have liked a few more insights on a national scale, but we were able to make the relation to the BRM in Canada.