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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132 results in Reports

  • Sales Enablement
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Stakeholder Profile: Second-Line Sales Manager

    This report is designed to give sales enablement professionals an introduction to the second-line sales manager role as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position. A...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Importance Of True International Marketing Content

    Tech vendors are likely underperforming in international markets because their central marketing teams do not successfully integrate inputs from their field marketing colleagues about local market...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Laying The Foundation For Successful Sales Coaching Initiatives

    Forrester's Five-Step Sales Coaching Process To Improve Sales Coaching Consistency

    Executive pressure to deliver more profitable growth translates into a host of initiatives to "help sales sell" across marketing, sales, and portfolio teams. One result is that we are seeing more and...

    • Downloads: 166
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Sales Role Profile: Presales Engineer

    This report is designed to give sales enablement professionals an introduction to the sales engineer (SE) role, as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position. A more...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Reinforcing Channel Partner Bonds In the Era of The Cloud

    Vision: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    The channel partner ecosystem is undergoing a massive upheaval, largely as a result of rapidly evolving cloud computing engagement and delivery models, and will go through several tectonic shifts...

    • Downloads: 373
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Sales Role Profile: Sales Operations

    This report is designed to give technology sales enablement professionals an introduction to the sales operations role, as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position....

    • Downloads: 191
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Business Technology Buyers' Social Media Behaviors Are Evolving

    B2B Tech Marketers Must Understand The Details If They Want To Be Engaged

    As IT decision-makers become more experienced in their use of social media for work purposes and the underlying technologies begin to mature, usage patterns have shifted. IT decision-makers are no...

    • Downloads: 474
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Leverage The Channel Management Technology Spectrum

    Tools And Technology: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    Channel partners' loyalty to vendors and suppliers is waning, resulting in risk to vendors' and suppliers' wallet share and revenue growth with respect to their channel partners. Channel...

    • Downloads: 140
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing Tactics: Learning From Other Verticals

    In Forrester's report, "Marketing Tactics Of Top Tech Performers," we analyzed how top-performing tech companies apply various marketing tactics and metrics, and their resultant effectiveness. In...

    • Downloads: 435
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:European B2B Marketers Will Invest In Automation In 2013

    Local Vendors Continue To Innovate

    Wake up, marketing automation vendors: The European market is getting hot! Forrester's Q4 2012 US And Europe B2B Marketing Tactics And Benchmarks Online Survey shows us that the rate of investment is...

    • Downloads: 254
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Buyer Role Profile: VP Of Security

    This report is designed to give professionals in sales enablement an introduction to the VP of security role as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in that position. The...

    • Downloads: 193
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Clarity Is Key To Sales Enablement Success

    Discipline And Focus Separate Leading Companies From The Pack

    The number of sales enablement positions and interest in the topic have exploded over the past five years, yet many questions remain about what it is or which organization should own it. While many...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Buyer Role Profile: CIO

    This report is designed to give sales enablement professionals an introduction to the chief information officer (CIO) role, as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this...

    • Downloads: 377
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing Tactics And Results: Channel-Oriented Versus Direct

    Channel Ecosystem Entropy Diminishes Results

    In this economic climate of scrutinized marketing budgets and demonstrable return on investment (ROI) expectations, business-to-business (B2B) marketers need to make sure that they're doing the right...

    • Downloads: 341
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Sales Battle Card Evaluation Results

    Insights Into Building Battle Cards That Help Sales Reps Win Deals

    Sales enablement professionals are increasingly stepping up to fix the massive inventories of battle cards at their companies that provide inconsistent value to sales reps. These battle cards...

    • Downloads: 296
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Shape-Shifting Tech Industry Channel Ecosystem

    Hybrid Partners Are The New Norm

    While cloud computing has been a boon for the tech industry in general, for channel partners the story is different. Channel partners have to deal with shrinking product margins, skills shortages,...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Enabling Value-Added Resellers In Asia Pacific

    Support Your Channel Partners' Services-Driven Transformation

    IT resellers in Asia Pacific (AP) are being affected by technological disruptions and changing IT consumption models. Selling hardware and software alone is no longer the most profitable business...

    • Downloads: 112
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Demand Insights: The SMB Software Market 2011

    SMBs Exhibit A Broad Adoption Profile, But Growth Is Being Stunted By The Credit Crunch

    For most software categories, tech marketers once considered the small to medium-size business (SMB) market to be "software non grata." Their assumption was that most SMBs supported their operations...

    • Downloads: 860
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Tip The Balance From Reference Customers To Advocates

    Capture Buyer Satisfaction And Enthusiasm Earlier

    Most business-to-business (B2B) marketing budgets have a significant and recurring line item entitled "customer reference program," which involves extensive spending and effort so the sales force and...

    • Downloads: 179
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:How Prepared Do Sales Reps Think They Are?

    As a leader responsible for delivering content or programs to prepare salespeople to have successful sales conversations, there are some important things you should know about the perspectives of...

    • Downloads: 149
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Introduction To The Value Equation Framework

    As a wave of B2B organizations develop business strategies that are predicated on selling more things to existing customers, they are asking their sales forces to move from selling products to...

    • Downloads: 392
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Cloud Channel Trends, 2013 To 2014

    A Critical Mass Of Channel Partners Are Embracing Cloud

    Forrester recently surveyed channel partner company executives on their business model plans with respect to cloud computing. What we learned: After much gnashing of teeth (over marginalized...

    • Downloads: 853
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Seller Insight Study: Sales Professionals' Perspective On Creating A Shared Vision Of Success

    In the midst of an increasingly dynamic business climate, executives must find effective ways to navigate the challenges of establishing a vision of success from salespeople to buyer stakeholders....

    • Downloads: 56
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Align Sales Battle Cards With Customer Priorities

    Effective sales reps display a strong competency �often unconsciously � of establishing mindshare with their customers. The best ones influence customers and beat competitors by focusing on the...

    • Downloads: 40
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:How To Build Out A Proactive Competitive Market Intelligence (CMI) Program

    Step-By-Step Approach To Help Market Insights Professionals Build Competitive Advantage

    By doing proactive competitive market intelligence (CMI), market insights professionals can help their companies build competitive advantage. However, for most market insights professionals, it is an...

    • Downloads: 834