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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202 results in Reports

  • Enterprise Architecture Strategy & Process
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Things EAs Should Do To Prepare For The Data Economy

    Expand Your Firm's Use Of Data And Change The Game

    The data economy is upon us and it's changing application and enterprise architectures. But enterprise architects are seldom asked "Get us ready for the data economy." Rather, data management...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:BUILD TRUST AND AGILITY WITH AN EA PROCESS FRAMEWORK

    This report outlines the process framework of Forrester's solution for enterprise architecture (EA) professionals building a high-performance EA practice. The process framework links EA activities to...

    • Downloads: 846
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Sustainably Executing Application Rationalization

    Application rationalization — the program to right-size your business application portfolio for your business — tests many of the processes and practices of an IT organization. For...

    • Downloads: 335
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:BCEA Performance Metrics Address Broader Business Outcomes

    A good enterprise architecture (EA) methodology focuses on business outcomes. Forrester's EA method addresses both business outcomes and business agility, starting with how the business plans to how...

    • Downloads: 306
  • 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: 576
  • 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: 587
  • 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: 422
  • 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: 1107
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Enterprise Architecture Maturity Assessment: Q2 2013

    Forrester's enterprise architecture (EA) maturity assessment model tool will help EA leaders define and communicate their direction and value in a variety of ways depending on the unique challenges...

    • Downloads: 78
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Treat Information As A Strategic Asset

    Business Case: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    Business cases to fund information management capabilities traditionally characterize information problems in ways that elicit little more than yawns from business executives. Data redundancy and...

    • Downloads: 987
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Mobilize, Monetize, And Harvest Enterprise Content With Interoperability Standards

    The CMIS Standard Is Solving Real-World Content Management Challenges

    Standards can help and hinder enterprise architecture. Successful standards let technology managers adopt systems that work together with minimal customization. Poor standards inhibit innovation and...

    • Downloads: 197
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Can You Give The Business The Data That It Needs?

    Benchmarks: The Data Management Playbook

    Business leaders tell Forrester that they don't want more data; they want trusted data and an easier path to understand what it means. To get there, enterprise architects and application developers...

    • Downloads: 455
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Skandia's EA-Led IT Transformation

    Profile Of An InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Award Winner

    Forrester teamed up with InfoWorld to identify five leading enterprise architecture (EA) organizations using practices that yield measurable business value. Skandia UK and International provides an...

    • Downloads: 595
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Cloud Computing Road Map For Enterprise Architects

    The purpose of this road map is to illustrate the implementation timing of the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technologies evaluated in Forrester's...

    • Downloads: 200
  • 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: 305
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 1851
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's BA Performance Management: Tool

    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: 36
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The State Of Application Rationalization

    Many enterprise architects (EAs) have been rationalizing application and technology portfolios for some time, and the experience shows. It is a stable, relatively successful initiative that engages...

    • Downloads: 492
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Drive Business Agility And Value By Increasing Your API And SOA Maturity

    Forrester's Eight Central Elements Of Service-Based Maturity Provide A Foundation For Achieving Business Agility Via APIs And SOA

    Effective strategies for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application programming interfaces (APIs) require maturity on multiple fronts. Application development teams and solution architects...

    • Downloads: 510
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Process Toolkit: Example Processes, Deliverables, And Responsibilities

    • Downloads: 61
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Break Down Silos With An Emerging Technology Road Map

    Road Map: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    Firms increasingly depend on technology to be innovative and disruptive. However, our data indicates that most firms are not doing a good job of getting new technology in the door and ensuring that...

    • Downloads: 703
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Develop Capabilities And Services To Deliver The Technology Road Map

    This report helps CIOs build a BT technology road map — starting with business goals and identifying the business and technology strategies to achieve the goals. But many CIOs stop their...

    • Downloads: 1449
  • 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: 303
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Solution Architecture Tool Kit: Overview

    This tool kit discusses the role and importance of solution architects, the solution architecture process, templates for solution architecture deliverables, and solution architecture best practices.

    • Downloads: 172
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: What The Federal Framework For Health IT Means To Providers' Architecture

    On April 3rd, 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued the...

    • Downloads: 102