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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  • Enterprise Architecture Strategy & Process
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Practice Toolkit: Designing Your Operating Model And Structure

    Enterprise architecture practices have a number of choices to make when deciding where responsibilities land within their organization. Forrester sees an increasing trend for EA leaders to take more...

    • Downloads: 65
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:A Day In The Life Of Four Business Architects

    Forrester clients are asking, "What do business architects do?" They have read the theory, studied the models, and experimented with the tools. But what they really want to know is what business...

    • Downloads: 798
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Connecting Strategy To Execution

    A Profile Of Enterprise Architecture Award Winner MasterCard And Its Business-Centered EA

    In 2013, MasterCard received one of the five InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards for its innovative approach to connecting business strategy to project execution. In a period of...

    • Downloads: 402
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Use Actionable Threat Intelligence To Protect Your Digital Business

    Threat Intel Must Have Business Alignment, Relevance, And Integration To Be Effective

    Threat intelligence is one of the most over-hyped capabilities within information security today. Ask five different security vendors what actionable threat intelligence means and you will...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EIM Becomes A Reality As Vendors Stitch Together Data And Content Solutions

    Enterprise information management (EIM) is the discipline of jointly managing both data and content to deliver an increased value of information to the organization. While Forrester recognizes that...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Create The Operating Model For The Information Management Organization

    Part One In A Two Part Series On Designing Your Data Organization

    In the increasingly digitized world, having superior data on where your customers go, what they do, and how they use your products is a competitive advantage. However, data management in most...

    • Downloads: 140
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business Architecture 2020 — Extending Beyond Organizational Boundaries

    Future Look: The Business Architecture Playbook

    The rise of business architecture (BA) initiatives has resulted in a rapidly maturing business architecture body of knowledge. Today, business architecture practices focus within the boundaries of a...

    • Downloads: 584
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business Architecture Programs Should Align With The Organization's Context

    Business architecture (BA) initiatives are taking many forms as business architects work to find a model that encourages business buy-in and participation. Few BA programs are chartered by business...

    • Downloads: 480
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Business Capability Portfolio Assessment: Tool

    Even experienced executives have difficulty in deciding on the right mix of strategic investments. Business architecture leaders can assist executives in making the right decisions through the use of...

    • Downloads: 53
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Map Your Way To Your Information Strategy's Business Outcomes

    Road Map: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    One of the most difficult aspects of an information architecture (IA) practice is engaging stakeholders to buy into your strategy and contribute to your architecture development. The architect's best...

    • Downloads: 708
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Engagement Platform's Aggregation Tier

    A Closer Look At The Heart Of Modern Enterprise Architecture

    The Forrester report "Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform" outlined the enterprise architecture required for a successful digital strategy that serves customers via web and mobile channels,...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Staffing For Social Business And Collaboration Success

    Skills And Staffing: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    All too often, IT approaches staffing for social business and collaboration initiatives as it would other IT-led projects. With a focus on providing the best technical solution possible, the...

    • Downloads: 461
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The State Of Business Architecture And Business Architects In 2013

    Landscape: The Business Architecture Playbook

    Interest in business architecture (BA) is high across firms. The more mature and successful BA practices collaboratively work with business leaders and executives to address their current and future...

    • Downloads: 597
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Define Your Customer Relationship Management Plan

    Strategic Plan: The CRM Playbook

    To avoid wasting time and effort on ill-conceived customer relationship management (CRM) initiatives, you must make sure that that you keep a laser focus on creating business value. Sound planning...

    • Downloads: 599
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Rearchitect Governance For Sustainable Business Agility

    In an era of rapid business change, IT governance is often seen as a barrier. Governance too frequently means delay, overhead, and inflexible standards and strategies leading to missed opportunities...

    • Downloads: 667
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Use POST To Build A Road Map For Mobile Engagement

    Road Map: The CIO's Mobile Engagement Playbook

    How do you build a road map for something as fast-moving and disruptive as mobile apps, devices, and projects? Certainly not by letting projects unfold at random as budgets and sponsors appear. To...

    • Downloads: 619
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:An Effective Performance Management System Improves Your Business Architecture Discipline

    Performance Management: The Business Architecture Playbook

    This report is designed to help business architecture (BA) leaders construct a performance management framework (PMF) that improves the perception and performance of BA teams. Many organizations are...

    • Downloads: 312
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Refocus Application Rationalization Toward Business Service Optimization

    Right-Sized Business Services Replace One-Size-Fits-All Rationalization Objectives

    Your business model is embedded in your applications and technology. The alignment of the application portfolio with the business's strategy and operating model is a key element in business...

    • Downloads: 367
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:A Framework For Information Management And Consumption Technology

    Tools And Technology: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    Enterprise architects carry the heavy responsibility of planning for elaborate implementations of complex technology. They must weigh the implications of the plans for all of the related architecture...

    • Downloads: 1343
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Tech Industry Digital Business 2014

    An Introduction To Digital Business For Tech Industry CIOs

    Digital business is different — it's not business as usual with a digital façade. Forrester defines digital businesses more broadly than just those firms selling products and services...

    • Downloads: 112
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Build Confidence In Strategic Decision-Making With Business Architecture

    Business Impact: The Business Architecture Playbook

    Today's shift in power to the customer puts new pressure on your strategic decision-makers. Strategy and investment decisions become more complex, because in addition to the typical factors of...

    • Downloads: 458
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

    Understand These Trends To Shape Your Application Strategy

    This report enumerates the top 10 technology trends that are reshaping the nature and value proposition of business applications today and in the coming years. Application delivery leaders,...

    • Downloads: 1122
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Focus Your Dual Tech Management Agenda Using Forrester's BT/IT Agenda Index

    The Mix Of BT And IT In The CIO's Dual Agenda Varies By Industry And Business Model

    CIOs face a dual technology management agenda: The information technology (IT) agenda focuses on supporting and transforming internal operations, and the business technology (BT) agenda focuses on...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Data Governance Archetypes Shape The Focus And Fate Of Your Business

    How To Succeed At Data Governance 2.0

    Data governance is one of the thorniest challenges of business technology. A clear cut, centralized approach is illusive and would not work in practice even if it were attainable. Organizations must...

    • Downloads: 321
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Develop Business-Focused And Strategic EA Organizations

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook

    This report outlines the organizational structures, roles, and skills you'll need to make sure that your enterprise architecture (EA) program is strategic, business-focused, and pragmatic. Building a...

    • Downloads: 1138