Derek Miers

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Derek serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in business process management (BPM) and organizational transformation. He has worked in this area for more than 20 years, dealing with major brands, governmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Derek's research focuses on the methods, approaches, frameworks, tools, techniques, and technologies of business architecture; BPM; business process improvement; business transformation; and organizational change. He places special emphasis on an outcome-based, customer-focused approach.

Previous Work Experience

Derek is a well-known keynote speaker and chair of major EA conferences. As co-chair of BPMI.org, he helped merge the organization with the Object Management Group (OMG).

Education

Derek completed the Early Growth Program at London Business School.

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381 results in Reports

  • Application Development
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Business Processes And Govern Transformation

    Processes: The Business Applications Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have a poor reputation among their line-of-business colleagues of being able to deliver timely, high-impact solutions. This research shows...

    • Downloads: 427
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Become A BT Leader — And Leave IT Order-Taking Behind

    Three Cases Show The Path To App Delivery's High-Value Career Choices

    How application development and delivery professionals serve the business is changing, calling for new delivery methods, organizational models, roles, and processes. The change: App delivery pros...

    • Downloads: 657
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Experience Delivery Maturity Assessment

    Assessment: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    This report outlines for IT professionals more than 100 essential practices for organizations looking to deliver their digital experience transformation strategies. It asks questions such as: Do you...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:A SharePoint Custom-Development Strategy Is More Crucial Now Than Ever

    Adoption Of SharePoint 2010 — A Serious Application Platform — Is Strong

    The stage is set for a big upswing in custom application development on SharePoint. First, SharePoint Server 2010 adoption is very strong, and this version of the product has the strongest features...

    • Downloads: 841
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Hadoop Best Practices: Concrete Guidelines From Early Adopters In Online Services

    Today's big data challenges require innovative approaches for extreme volumes, velocities, varieties, and variabilities of data for advanced analytics. Increasingly, high-tech early adopters are...

    • Downloads: 1046
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:2011 Integration Survey, Part Two: The Calm Before The Storm

    The Current Vendor Landscape And How Open Source Will Change It

    A wide range of vendors provides organizations with a complex array of commercial integration products and services. Forrester recently surveyed 167 application development and enterprise...

    • Downloads: 628
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Building Secure iPhone And iPad Apps

    Best Practices You Must Enforce With App Developers

    As consumer devices such as iPhones and iPads proliferate in the enterprise and among consumers, the number of organizations interested in custom development of mobile applications is steadily on the...

    • Downloads: 1169
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 1: REST Is The Leading But Not Only Option For Your APIs

    Favor Pragmatic REST Over REST Theory; Use SOAP And MOM Where Appropriate

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

    • Downloads: 445
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The New Productivity Platforms: Your Solution To The AD&D Crunch

    Promise And Pitfalls On The Road To Faster Application Delivery

    For fast delivery of new business applications, conventional Java and .NET are often no longer the best choices. Instead, a generation of new productivity platforms holds the potential to speed...

    • Downloads: 590
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Readiness For Application Strategy Transformation

    Assessment: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines how application development and delivery professionals (AD&D pros) working on business application strategy can determine their level of readiness for application transformation....

    • Downloads: 308
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigating The Agile Testing Tool Landscape

    Revamp Your Testing Tool Strategy For Agile Development

    As your developers shift to Agile practices, they will invariably perform more testing themselves. So where does that leave your quality assurance (QA) professionals? They need to adapt by getting...

    • Downloads: 606
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build Five-Star Mobile Apps

    Processes: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    There are hundreds of thousands of mobile apps out there, and they're all competing for the same mobile users. If you want to reach your customers with a custom mobile app, then you want to make sure...

    • Downloads: 1175
    • Comments: 1
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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobility Services, Q1 2013

    Analysis Of 13 Global Leaders' Capabilities And How They Stack Up

    Enterprise mobility is booming; organizations must connect with employees, customers, and partners in new ways and across new devices and applications. But many organizations don't know how to move...

    • Downloads: 1369
    • Comments: 1
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 2: Design Messaging Styles By Balancing Reach With Your Other Design Goals

    To Foster API Acceptance, Design Around Your API Users' Messaging Preferences And Need For Other Capabilities

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they select messaging types for...

    • Downloads: 399
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Contextual Delivery And Cross-Channel Analytics Revolutionize Digital Experiences

    Understand The Changing Technology Landscape To Identify New Areas Of Opportunity

    AD&D pros have had an uphill journey to support digitally enabled customer experiences as they navigate the coordination of existing investments and management of a complicated technology ecosystem....

    • Downloads: 523
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Digital Experience Service Providers

    Turn The Odd Couple Into The Power Couple

    Selecting a digital experience service provider is a complex and stressful task. In many cases, marketing teams select the service providers and oversee product selection, leaving IT to support and...

    • Downloads: 674
    • Comments: 3
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Business Architect Cometh

    Embrace This New Role To Drive Business Technology Transformation

    You may have heard the term "business architect" in your travels; if you haven't, you soon will. This emerging role will be vital in leading business transformation, including your own improvements...

    • Downloads: 885
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Connecting Strategy To Execution: The Living BT Investment Road Map

    Road Map: The Strategic Planning And Portfolio Playbook

    Demand for faster delivery means firms must efficiently communicate their prioritized strategic intent and develop a set of investments that gives executives confidence that they will achieve...

    • Downloads: 377
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid² Integration, Q1 2014

    The 14 Providers Offering Four Or More Integration Technologies, Including Cloud-Based Integration

    In Forrester's 51-criteria evaluation of hybrid² integration vendors, we identified the 14 most significant middleware providers — Adeptia, Bosch Software Innovations (Bosch SI), Dell...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Agile Metrics That Matter

    Benchmarks: The Agile And Lean Playbook

    Tomorrow's great application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders will be those who focus on delivering constant value and incremental improvement to their businesses. As changes to development...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: HCL Technologies Puts Employees First, Customers Second

    Empowering High-Performance Teams Re-Ignites Growth And Prosperity

    HCL Technologies (HCL) was growing at 30% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2000 to 2005. Sounds good, right? Well, not so — its competitors were growing faster, and HCL was falling...

    • Downloads: 349
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: City Index Becomes Agile With Release Automation

    Automate Release Management To Keep Up With Rapid Development

    This Forrester case study offers infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders and teams an example of how to improve the effectiveness of their service management and automation (SMA) initiatives...

    • Downloads: 293
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Build Great Mobile Apps That Drive Engagement

    Executive Overview: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    The mobile shift is driving your business peers and customers to expect (and demand) support across a wide variety of smartphones and tablets. But building mobile apps is different from building...

    • Downloads: 1353
    • Comments: 2
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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Mobile's Ascendance Will Accelerate IT Services Restructuring

    The IT Services Opportunity In Systems Of Engagement

    Mobile is more than just a pretty face. New platforms will usher in a whole new class of systems focused on engaging customers, employees, and business partners. The move to systems of engagement and...

    • Downloads: 350
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Integration Competency Center Best Practices

    Lessons Learned By Firms That Have Implemented One

    Creating an effective integration competency center (ICC) requires considerable upfront planning and coordination to succeed. To maximize your chances of success, take advantage of the lessons...

    • Downloads: 401