In many organisations business and IT are considered as two distinct divisions. Where “the business” develops the strategic plans and defines the business requirements and on the other side “IT” provides “IT services”. In those organisations, there is a visible gap between business and IT, where the business and IT speak a different language.
In an ideal world, the strategic plans are translated into tactical solutions driven by the IT strategic plan which in turn is driven by the business requirements. As such the IT solutions add true value to the business. To achieve this the function BRM (Business Relationship Manager) comes at stake. BRMs have an understanding of business processes and how IT solutions can be deployed to meet the business requirements. The BRM is positioned between the business and IT and acts as a bridge between the two groups.
Bridging projects can help you to evaluate, refine or perform your BRM function, to better bridge your IT department with your business strategy and ensure that your IT department delivers true value.