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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Define Your Strategic HR Technology Road Map

    Road Map: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    Most companies face challenges in sustaining a portfolio of human resource management (HRM) applications, which are typically poorly integrated and have functional gaps as well as solution overlaps....

    • Downloads: 413
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:SAP Bets Its Future On Hana And SaaS

    Hana Will Bolster The Licensed Business, But SAP Needs A More Aggressive SaaS Strategy To Maintain Double-Digit Revenue Growth

    SAP's position as the largest business application vendor is not in doubt; whether it will be a market leader in revenue growth and in innovation is less certain. Anticipating the market's growing...

    • Downloads: 672
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Create A Strategy To Leverage Emerging Technology

    Strategic Plan: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    For many organizations, the use of emerging technology is confusing, slow, and problematic. Which emerging technologies should be part of IT's standard approach? Which should IT push for business to...

    • Downloads: 533
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Eliminate Confusion In Data Management Roles And Responsibilities

    Organization: The Data Management Playbook

    As enterprise architecture (EA) leaders prioritize information architecture, they're looking broadly at how data management (DM) resources are spread across the organization. What's the right...

    • Downloads: 429
  • 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: 152
  • 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: 51
  • 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: 241
  • 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 Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Telstra's Business-Led IT Transformation Facilitates Global Operations

    Profile Of An Enterprise Architecture Award Winner

    Managing IT complexity to support business strategy is often a big challenge for enterprise architects at large companies. This effort usually becomes even more difficult to manage when a company has...

    • Downloads: 285
  • 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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Five Lessons For Achieving Successful Digital Customer Experience Technology Results

    The Age Of The Customer Gives AD&D Professionals A Chance To Lead The Transformation To A Winning, Customer-First Strategy

    In the age of the customer, application development and delivery (AD&D) pros must deliver digital customer experience technology that helps put a smile on the customer's face and drives business...

    • Downloads: 292
  • 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: 40
  • 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:Use Past Performance To Create Future Emerging Technology Success

    Performance Management: The Emerging Technology Playbook

    Firms depend on emerging technology to meet strategic business objectives, but most projects involving new technology tend to fail late. Architects and technology strategists recognize they need to...

    • Downloads: 279
  • 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: 423
  • 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:The Patterns Of Big Data

    A Data Management Playbook Toolkit

    The purpose of this toolkit is to clarify and illuminate the most common big data patterns. Use this research as a basis for business conversations. Study the problems we identified and the results...

    • Downloads: 260
  • 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: 571
  • 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:The Enterprise Architecture Practice In China In 2014

    For the past 20 years, China's economy has been one of the fastest-growing in the world across all industry verticals. In 2010, China overtook the US as the globe's largest manufacturer and is...

    • Downloads: 100
  • 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: 223
  • 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: 319
  • 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