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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  • IT Infrastructure & Operations
  • Liz Herbert
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Software-As-A-Service, Q1 2014

    Vendors Have More And Better SaaS Options Than Ever — Are You Prepared?

    Nearly 15 years after the appearance of software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups such as salesforce.com, NetSuite, and Google, software-as-a-service is nearing its tipping point. SaaS adoption is poised...

    • Downloads: 891
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Breaking Down IBM Pulse 2014

    IBM's Overarching Cloud Strategy Is One Based On Open Standards

    Last week's annual IBM Pulse 2014 drew 11,000 tech management professionals, partners, and IBM folks to Las Vegas, where the company informed all participants about bold moves it's making around...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Spotlight: SaaS Pricing And Contracting, Q3 2011

    Forrester Sees Spike In Inquiries On Pricing, SLAs, And Vendor Viability

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) contracting has become more important to organizations; firms are now scrutinizing deals before signing. Why the extra attention? SaaS agreements matter more than ever...

    • Downloads: 619
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Cloud Contracts Checklist

    Clients are moving to cloud for more and more mission-critical areas of their business: CRM, HR, collaboration, even IT applications and ERP. But for many organizations, cloud sourcing and cloud...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing

    Cloud Formally Joins The IT Portfolio — Whether IT Likes It Or Not

    As we head into 2014, cloud computing is no longer a "future" but a "now." Investments are up, enterprise use is widespread, and the hybrid cloud model has arrived. While the bulk of cloud...

    • Downloads: 1401
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The New Breed Of Oracle Services Partner

    Market Overview Of The BT Capabilities Of Leading Oracle SIs

    Oracle remains dominant in enterprise applications that matter to today's technology buyers, owning leading packages in traditional packaged apps (i.e., ERP, CRM, PLM) as well as a growing portfolio...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For SVM Professionals: Software-As-A-Service, Q4 2011

    Software-As-A-Service Still Growing, Taking Over In More Areas Of Technology

    As software-as-a-service (SaaS) becomes increasingly important to firms' application strategies, sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals are taking ownership of the research, purchasing,...

    • Downloads: 762
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:SaaS Capabilities Maturity Assessment

    A Self-Test For Identifying Readiness To Gain Value From SaaS

    Enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) usage is proliferating across categories as companies see benefits such as business agility, rapid time-to-value, and pay-as-you-go pricing models. But...

    • Downloads: 466
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:SAP In The Cloud: Market Update And Lessons Learned From Early Adopters

    The cloud continues to get a lot of attention — and scrutiny — from IT buyers. Most IT buyers have accepted the value of the cloud for process areas such as human capital management and...

    • Downloads: 865
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Navigating The Microsoft Services Landscape

    Trends And Tradeoffs Of Leading Microsoft Services Players

    Microsoft technologies span a wide range of products and services, including enterprise applications such as Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM; desktop and collaboration applications such as Office,...

    • Downloads: 588
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Beware Of The "SaaS" Trap

    SaaS In Name Only Won't Deliver The Same Benefits And May Cost You Much More

    There's a disturbing trend reemerging in our client inquiries of late: rising demand for software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and purchases of solutions that are not really SaaS. When we inform...

    • Downloads: 409
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:SaaS Capabilities Assessment

    This tool is a self-test to determine where a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution could be a fit and to assess organizational readiness for successfully adopting SaaS within a potential category....

    • Downloads: 71
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobility Services, Q1 2013

    Analysis Of 13 Global Leaders' Capabilities And How They Stack Up

    Enterprise mobility is booming; organizations must connect with employees, customers, and partners in new ways and across new devices and applications. But many organizations don't know how to move...

    • Downloads: 1515
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Five Best Practices For SaaS Governance

    Balance Customer Experience And Agility With Risk Mitigation

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are an essential part of business strategy in the age of the customer, as they enable better collaboration between employees and customers and support a faster,...

    • Downloads: 157