Peter Nichol Recognized as 2021 Top BRM by the BRM Institute

Peter B. Nichol was recognized as a 2021 Top BRM on February 9, 2021 by the BRM Institute.

Each year’s Top BRM list is revealed during #BRMWeek in February. BRM Institute’s global BRM community recognizes the top BRMs that have achieved success through their BRM efforts, strengthened the global BRM community and BRM discipline, enriched lives through excellence in BRM within their organizations, and contributed to the community on a local, national, and global level.

The BRM Institute’s global BRM community recognizes the top BRMs that have achieved success through their BRM efforts, strengthened the global BRM community and BRM discipline, enriched lives through excellence in BRM within their organizations, and/or contributed to the community on a local, national, and global level.

The 2021 Top BRM awards were evaluated based on the following major criteria:

Overall Impact:

  • Explain the impact the BRM has contributed to others around the globe!
  • Share the outstanding accomplishments the BRM has delivered
  • Highlight the amazing organizational accomplishments the BRM has delivered including notable contributions, improvements, discoveries, how they have demonstrated the BRM Code of Conduct, etc.

Leading with Purpose:

  • Bring more personal purpose in the workplace.
  • Identify the convergence of the personal and organization purpose to lead towards happier individuals, stronger relationships and durable communities.
  • Demonstrate how the BRM satisfied their personal or organizational purpose through their work.

Delivering Value:

  • Articulate the value delivered by the BRM engagement
  • Quantify the value realized through BRM organizational empowerment
  • Explain the impact of the value delivered through the BRM’s efforts.

Peter Nichol is a highly respected executive, BRM, and passionate evangelist for the BRM community. As a BRMP®, CBRM®, MBRM®, he is a change champion and has fully embraced the role, capability, discipline, and philosophy of the BRM Institute to achieve powerful results.

Peter is a positive voice among the BRM community. He is a member of the Value-Focused Organization Working Group, collaborating internationally with fellow BRM Institute leaders to amplify value. He was also elevated into the Vice-Chair role of the BRM Institute’s Executive Council (BEC), an advisory team comprised of executive-level individuals from leading organizations from around the globe, with a vision to advance the BRM discipline.

Peter has led businesses through complex changes, including the adoption of data-first approaches for portfolio management, data, analytics, lean six sigma for operational excellence, departmental transformations, process improvements, cloud migrations, maximizing team performance, designing new IT operating models, digitizing platforms, leading large-scale mission-critical technology deployments, product management, agile methodologies, and building high-performance teams. Peter is also a 4x author, MIT Sloan and Yale School of Management speaker, an avid blogger with hundreds of articles on BRM value, innovation, data science, artificial intelligence, and blockchain.

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“This year’s Top BRM winners are recognized as BRMs within the global community who embody the true spirit of the BRM discipline. Every year, I am blown away by the stories of leading BRM professionals’ significant achievements and how their efforts have strengthened the network of relationships that is the single, global BRM community.

Your tireless passion and devotion to impacting others through excellence in BRM contribute to more sustainable communities on a local, national, and global level. Congratulations on being awarded a Top BRM of 2021 and thank you for doing the hard work to create positive change in the world!” — Aaron Barnes, CEO BRM Institute

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“As a Master BRM, I am grateful to play a part in shaping the future of the BRM discipline into a single, global BRM community. Whether you’re officially called a business relationship manager, project manager, or agile practitioner, or have another title, the most important part of your role likely involves people. Leaders know that growing, fostering, and maturing cross-functional relationships that embrace an outside-in mindset is are the single most significant contributor to organizational success.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud-first technologies are vital enablers, that’s true. However, if everyone is applying AI, everyone is using ML, and most companies are generating automation gains through cloud-first initiatives, then what is the differentiator between these companies?

The difference comes down to people—specifically the relationships those leaders develop. People are the number drivers of quantified business value. I’m excited to launch my 4th book in 2021 titled, Leading with Value. This book directly taps into how leaders quantify and articulate business value. This year will be another challenging year, and I’m confident we can tackle the challenges together as a single, global BRM community!” — Peter B. Nichol

References

BRM Institute. (2021). 2020 Top BRMs. https://brm.institute/2021-top-brms/

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Peter is a technology executive with 19 years of experience, dedicated to driving innovation, digital transformation, leadership, and data in business. He helps organizations connect strategy to execution to maximize company performance. He has been recognized for Digital Innovation by CIO 100, MIT Sloan, Computerworld, and the Project Management Institute. As Managing Director at OROCA Innovations, Peter leads the CXO advisory services practice, driving digital strategies. Peter was honored as an MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist in 2015 and is a regular contributor to CIO.com on innovation. Peter has led businesses through complex changes, including the adoption of data-first approaches for portfolio management, lean six sigma for operational excellence, departmental transformations, process improvements, maximizing team performance, designing new IT operating models, digitizing platforms, leading large-scale mission-critical technology deployments, product management, agile methodologies, and building high-performance teams. As Chief Information Officer, Peter was responsible for Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange’s (HIX) industry-leading digital platform transforming consumerism and retail oriented services for the health insurance industry. Peter championed the Connecticut marketplace digital implementation with a transformational cloud-based SaaS platform and mobile application recognized as a 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award finalist, CIO 100, and awards for best digital services, API, and platform. He also received a lifetime achievement award for leadership and digital transformation, honored as a 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Peter is the author of Learning Intelligence: Expand Thinking. Absorb Alternative. Unlock Possibilities (2017), which Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Triggers, calls "a must-read for any leader wanting to compete in the innovation-powered landscape of today." Peter also authored The Power of Blockchain for Healthcare: How Blockchain Will Ignite The Future of Healthcare (2017), the first book to explore the vast opportunities for blockchain to transform the patient experience. Peter has a B.S. in C.I.S from Bentley University and an MBA from Quinnipiac University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He earned his PMP® in 2001 and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Masters in Business Relationship Management (MBRM) and Certified Scrum Master. As a Commercial Rated Aviation Pilot and Master Scuba Diver, Peter understands first hand, how to anticipate change and lead boldly.