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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206 results in Reports

  • Enterprise Architecture Strategy & Process
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How To Make A Business Case For Data Investment

    Business Case: The Data Management Playbook

    Are data investment proposals falling on deaf ears or seen as high cost with little benefit? Stop trying to educate the business on what technology can do and how it will improve IT's total cost of...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Converged Infrastructure Adoption Is Accelerating In China

    More Enterprises Are Turning To Converged Infrastructures To Fix Decaying Infrastructure And Operations

    Many multinational corporations (MNCs) and local firms in China are planning to revamp their existing IT infrastructure to support the demands of rapid growth and the complex applications that can...

    • Downloads: 107
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Federal IT Cost Reduction Efforts Will Require Process Change To Succeed

    In an attempt to control IT costs, the US federal government is establishing mandates that are forcing deep and massive technology change. With data center consolidation and cloud migrations entering...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's BA Performance Management: Process Guide

    Many business architecture (BA) leaders have difficulty articulating BA value or defining meaningful metrics to reflect and manage BA efforts. However, BA leaders can define and measure metrics...

    • Downloads: 32
    • Comments: 1
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Emerging Technology Innovation Needs New Tools

    Tools And Technology: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    Business leaders want to use technology to innovate and thus think technology selection is important. Meanwhile, our research suggests that many IT departments still rely on the same old methods to...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Avoid The Key Obstacles To Your Banking Platform Application Transformation

    Follow Banking Platform Transformation Best Practices To Mitigate Risk

    Today's financial services firms often find that their application landscape can no longer cope with their most urgent business drivers and thus requires transformation. Forrester's Q3 2012 Global...

    • Downloads: 218
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Solution Architecture, Part 2: User Roles Within A Business Capability

    Design Around User Roles, Not Application Silos

    In the siloed application mindset of 20th-century solution models, a key design question is, "How should we build the user interface (UI) for this application?" By contrast, the appropriate design...

    • Downloads: 1107
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Needs A Four-Tier Engagement Platform

    Road Map: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Mobile is pushing aging web architectures to the brink. The three-tier architecture built for a browser-led PC world can't flex, scale, or respond to the needs of a good mobile experience or the...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Focus Your Information Strategy On Business Impact

    Executive Overview: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals face the challenge of burgeoning business interest in maximizing the potential of new and existing information assets in the face of immature information...

    • Downloads: 644
    • Comments: 1
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Craft Your Future State BI Reference Architecture

    Road Map: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    In the face of rising data volume and complexity and increased need for self-service, enterprises need an effective business intelligence (BI) reference architecture to utilize BI as a key corporate...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Why Strategic Functions Fail

    Part 3 Of A Three-Part Series On Why Key IT Roles Fail

    Certain roles in IT can significantly change the organization for good or bad. Through a combination of surveys, interviews, and consulting engagements, we gathered in-depth information on the common...

    • Downloads: 1089
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA's Value To Customer-Experience-Driven Transformation

    Firms can no longer rely on operational excellence or product innovation alone for their success. Sooner or later, cost reduction efforts run out of steam and the organization is forced to...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Software Road Maps

    App Dev Teams Reduce Uncertainties And Improve Delivery

    In software development, road maps express to customers when valuable technology will be available. Unfortunately, software development includes many unpredictable elements, so the road map, which...

    • Downloads: 1100
  • 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: 660
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Focus EA Impact On Planning, Governance, And Innovation

    This report outlines the high-level business impact of Forrester's solution for enterprise architecture (EA) executives working on building a high-performance EA practice. Describing the added...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Combine Effective Processes With Tailored Deliverables To Drive EA's Impact

    Processes: The EA Practice Playbook

    Delivering and managing technology is complicated, involving many stakeholders, processes, and deliverables. Enterprise architects often struggle to demonstrate value to stakeholders because the...

    • Downloads: 323
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EA Management Suites, Q2 2013

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    There is a plethora of vendors in the enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) market that, like many EA practices themselves, excel at only a portion of a comprehensive EA practice. It is not...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Develop The Implementation Road Map For BPM Excellence

    Road Map: The Business Process Management Playbook

    Developing an effective road map for business process management (BPM) is imperative if your initiative is to avoid a premature death. Managing processes effectively implies using processes to manage...

    • Downloads: 637
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Business Design Improves Efficiency And Insight

    How Four Organizations Are Using Business-Centered Integration To Speed Up Optimization

    Application integration is a perennial challenge for solution architects and developers, and it's only getting worse with software-as-a-service (SaaS) adding more point solutions to the mix and...

    • Downloads: 194
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Architect For The Next Digital Decade

    In the midst of continuing economic, political, competitive, and technological disruption over the next decade, your enterprise architecture (EA) practice will flounder unless it gains clear vision...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Get Organized To Stop The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Civil War

    Organization: The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Playbook

    In the American Civil War, many combatants on both sides had attended the Unites States Military Academy at West Point as cadets. The war pitted not only brother against brother but also cadet...

    • Downloads: 244
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Management Suite Dashboards: Samples For The CIO Role

    An EA tool can be a significant investment both because of the cost of the purchase or subscription and the cost of implementation. The best approach to demonstrate value is to directly serve the...

    • Downloads: 52
  • 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...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The CIO's Role In Business Transformation

    Nearly all business transformations today are technology-dependent and focus on breaking traditional business silos. These are high-risk, high-complexity projects that require knowledge of...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Solution Architecture Tool Kit: Samples And Templates

    This workbook is part of the "Solution Architecture Tool Kit" collection, a companion to the "Solution Architecture Tool Kit: Overview" PowerPoint deck. It includes samples and templates for...

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