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:Information Architecture Planning Toolkit

    As business executives develop an appreciation for the potential value in their information assets, they're looking to architects to help them dramatically improve their information management and...

    • Downloads: 69
    • Comments: 2
  • 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: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 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: 539
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  • 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: 316
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  • 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 Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Governance Toolkit

    This toolkit provides a methodology to renew your data governance and adapt to data economy drivers. It also addresses the upcoming issues that IT trends like cloud, big data, and predictive...

    • Downloads: 65
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 3: Make Transactions And Error Handling Clear In Your API Designs

    Ensure That Your Choice Of Messaging Style Does Not Interfere With The Design Clarity Of Your API

    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: 381
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  • 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: 136
  • 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: 487
    • Comments: 1
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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Assessing The Fitness Of Your Architecture

    Forrester's Architecture Assessment Framework Measures Five Dimensions Of Fitness

    Firms are investing more in enterprise architecture to drive business performance. In our discussions with enterprise architecture (EA) practitioners, however, we've found that they commonly perceive...

    • Downloads: 407
    • Comments: 3
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  • 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: 43
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 4: Future-Proof And Secure Your APIs To Fit Your Usage Scenarios

    Data Ownership Guides Security; Versioning Strategy And Open-Ended Design Protect Your APIs' Futures

    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: 418
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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Solution Architecture: User Authentication Is The Foundation Of Mobile Trust

    Start Small And Keep An Eye On The Breadth Of Your Future Mobile Scenarios

    User authentication is a key foundation of security for mobile apps — as it is for application security in general. Determining which authentication approach to use for your mobile solution...

    • Downloads: 568
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  • 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: 30
  • 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: 519
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Map The ECM Journey To A Successful Project

    Road Map: The Content Management Playbook

    This report outlines the enterprise content management (ECM) road map for enterprise architecture professionals working on content management. An ECM road map that maps the ECM components to a time...

    • Downloads: 495
  • 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 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...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Focus On Customer Value To Grow Organizational Maturity

    Most organizations aspire to implement outside-in, customer-focused, cross-functional processes that transform the culture of their organization and set it on the path toward continuous improvement....

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Delivering Enterprise Information Architecture One Project At A Time

      This toolkit provides general guidance for using business-capability-specific information architecture definitions and associated information architecture road maps to define the projects...

    • Downloads: 49
  • 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: 171
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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Information Strategies Move Center Stage

    Vision: The Information Strategy And Architecture Playbook

    A veritable flood of information coming from widespread digitization has created new opportunities and risks that business executives can't ignore. Forrester is seeing a dramatic uptick in the...

    • Downloads: 481
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Cut Through Silos With An Agile Technology Introduction Strategy

    To succeed in the digital age, enterprise architects must seize opportunities by adopting new approaches for emerging technolgy introduction. This report highlights the technology introduction and...

    • Downloads: 146
    • Comments: 2
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Optimize Your Business Process Excellence Program To Meet Shifting Priorities

    Continuous Improvement: The Business Process Management Playbook

    Business process management (BPM) initiatives frequently start with a tactical process improvement charter, but they get pushed to play a more strategic role across the enterprise — often being...

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