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
  • Past 18 months
  • 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: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...

    • Downloads: 488
    • Comments: 1
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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: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...

    • Downloads: 698
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  • 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: 1791
    • Comments: 1
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  • 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...

    • Downloads: 295
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  • 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: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 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 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...

    • Downloads: 541
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Business Design Is The New Integration

    Create A Cohesive Business From Your (Seemingly Random) Collection Of Applications And Data

    Integration is a perennial challenge for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. Vintage, monolithic applications are hard to deal with, and point solutions abound, including point...

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  • 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: 590
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  • 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: 523
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:AD&D's Five Roles In Successful Website Globalization And Localization

    Technology Globalization Strategies Go Far Beyond Mere Translation

    Organizations are chasing new revenue streams. In many cases, that means geographic expansion via organic or inorganic growth, requiring marketing and eBusiness teams to port content to new regions...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Tune Your Organization For Emerging Technology Innovation

    Organization: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    The disruptive impact of IT has become the top concern of chief executive officers (CEOs), and chief information officers (CIOs) are shifting their priorities in response. Despite this, we find firms...

    • Downloads: 519
    • Comments: 1
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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Create KPIs That Show The Effectiveness Of Your Information Strategy

    Continuous Improvement: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    How effective is your information strategy? You can't answer that question without a comprehensive assessment process and key performance indicator (KPI) reporting mechanism that specifically targets...

    • Downloads: 576
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Look Beyond Technology For Content Management Success

    Executive Overview: The Content Management Playbook

    Enterprises continue to struggle under increasing volumes of varying types of content. Historically, enterprise architecture (EA) professionals have taken a product-specific approach to their...

    • Downloads: 442
  • 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...

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  • 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: 558
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Planning Application Rationalization From Vision To Implementation

    Most firms' portfolios of business applications wouldn't qualify as "managed." New business initiatives add new applications, market or geographic expansions add more, and events like mergers and...

    • Downloads: 373