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We are "flipping out" because the new TBM Taxonomy 3.0 Flashcards are here!


This tool allows you to quiz yourself on TBM Taxonomy terms and definitions, while giving you a visual representation of where the terms belong within the layers of the taxonomy.  So follow the link, and get to flipping! TBM Taxonomy Flashcards


You can find a PDF of the TBM Taxonomy 3.0 here: #TBM Taxonomy V3.0 (PDF).


For a downloadable, customizable version of these flashcards, go to Make It Yours V3.0.   



Also, check out TBM Taxonomy 2.1 Flashcards!

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Community Awards and helped make it a success!

Here are the 2018 Community Awards winners...

Calling All Royals 

Community contributors who now wear the crown of Royalty.

The Winners -  Ben Haines of Roads and Maritime Services,  Bhawna Singh of Hillwood,  Jenny Franklin of Fedex,  Juan José Jarillo of Blue Shield of California, Julie Batty of RBS,  Laila Fivian of ABB,  Michelle McGuire of Blue Shield of California,  Oliver Smith of Nationwide Building Society,  Srikanth Satakopan of HP Inc.,  Thodi Andersson of Societe Generale (Paris), and Thomas Bognar of Erste Group Bank

We are so appreciative to the TBM Royals for sharing their skill and thought leadership with the Apptio Community! I was especially honored when I looked over the attendee list and saw that Juan José Jarillo who's known for starting valuable discussions through his community blog stopped in. Thank you, Juan José!

TBM Pursuit 

Developed by Christopher Davidson, the TBM Pursuit challenges Community members to sharpen their TBM and Apptio skills. Many entered but only a few solved these brain teasers.

The Runners Up - each of these folks solved the majority of the TBM Pursuits.  Axel Burkert of Diaxion,  Jenny Franklin of Fedex and  Michelle McGuire of Blue Shield of California each solved 4 of the 6 challenges.

 Suresh Sawlani of Emirates Airlines/Dnata solved 5 of the 6 challenges.

The Winner - Steven Young of HSBC, solved all 6 of the challenges.

The Prize - Steven wins a Trivial Pursuit game and a personalized Community badge.


The Hat Trick Award 

For wide ranging contributions to TBMConnect that consistently drive TBM thought forward.

The Winner -  Francis Chinkhandwe of M&G Prudential

The Prize - Francis wins an orange soccer ball and personalized Community badge.


The Level Up Award

For consistently raising the level of engagement, discourse and fun on Community.

The WinnersKyle Castro of Navy Federal Credit Union, Oliver Smith of Nationwide Building Society and Jairus Green of WDFW

The Prize - Kyle, Oli and Jairus win a Game Stop gift card and personalized Community badge.


The This and That Awards

For combining technical knowledge and humor. 

The Winners - Thodi Andersson of Societe General (Paris) and  Neda Traycoff of Realpage Inc.

The Prize - Thodi wins Dragons Lair swag and a personalized Community badge.

The Prize - Neda wins Wedding Crashers swag and a personalized Community badge.


The Top Cat Award

For blazing the path to TBM Royalty, excellent cost reduction contributions and helping to open up all things TBM to a wider audience.

The Winner - Jenny Franklin of FedEx

The Prize - Jenny wins A "Worlds's Best Cat Mom" throw pillow and a personalized Community badge.


The Secret Squirrel Award

For major and consistently valuable contributions to Community, including being willing to meet with other community members to share ideas.

The WinnerJulie Batty of RBS

The Prize - Julie wins A "Secret Squirrel" coffee travel mug and a personalized Community badge.


The Trailblazer Award

For providing first-in-line foundational knowledge and acting as thought leaders in TBM.

The Winners - Matt Temple  and Richard Coronado of Sony Pictures Entertainment 

The Prize - Matt and Richard win hiking poles and a personalized Community badge.


Important Contributors

For regular and appreciated contributions that enrich community.

The Winners - George McElfresh of USAA,  Sofia Angeles of WellStar Health System,  Clare Smit of Nationwide Building Society Menno Wittebol of rabobank, Claire Finch of Fidelity Investments

The Prize -  Custom Community Badge


What would an Awards show be without games? Wait..are there typically games during awards shows? We think so! Here are the winners from the games we played.

The Challenge Round - Oliver Smith of Nationwide Building Society

Community Member Award Game - Paula Foster of RSA

The Prize -  Oli and Paula win a small gift card (don't get too excited we're on a budget ;-)

That wraps up the awards and game winners.

We look forward to the excitement, energy and expertise each of you bring to Community. 

Our sincerest appreciation for your contributions to our Community and for taking time to attend our Awards. 

Happy TBMing in 2019!

The Education Services Team

Rhonda Keller, Shannon Wallner, Lisa Strube-Kilgore, Lisa BarbourLauren Pagan, Jenny Goodwin, Rebekah Caroway, Debbie Hagen, Paolo Coppa, Alison Pumma, Jesse Sharp


Hello TBM Heroes. 


I'll be straight to the point. Well, pretty close at least.


First, the RTBMA 2019 learning content is now available.


Second, if you are an existing RTBMA 2018 you will need to review the following competencies and resources that comprise the 16 question RTBMA 2019 bridge exam.


Lastly, if you are not yet a RTBMA, you will need to review the following competencies and resources that are now included in the 50 question RTBMA 2019 exam. 


The following are the competencies and TBM Connect resources you'll need to review for the exam.


What to expect on the RTBMA 2018 to RTBMA 2019 bridge exam (you have the RTBMA 2018 and want to obtain the RTBMA 2019):

The exam is a 30 minute, sixteen question exam that will assess your knowledge of the competencies listed above. Existing RTBMAs are already enrolled in the appropriate learning plan for this exam.


What to expect on the RTBMA 2019 exam (you do not have any RTBMA credentials):

The exam is 120 minute, fifty question exam that will assess your knowledge of the competencies listed above and the knowledge you gained while taking the courses in the RTBMA Learning Plan. 


We wish you the best of luck in your TBM knowledge acquisition!