Gordon Barnett

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Gordon serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals, focusing on the best practices for business architecture. He is a recognized expert in enterprise architecture, strategy, governance, and organizational design. He has worked in these areas for more than 25 years, dealing with financial services, telecommunications, IT, and governmental organizations. Gordon's research focuses on the methods, approaches, frameworks, tools, and techniques of business architecture that enable all stakeholders to make more informed decisions in regard to addressing current and future business challenges.

Previous Work Experience

Gordon comes to Forrester with more than 25 years of IT/BT experience, in financial services, telecommunications, information technology, and governmental organizations. Prior to Forrester, Gordon set up and chaired many organizations' enterprise architecture practices; spoke at IBDG and Gartner events on enterprise architecture, strategy, and governance; and contributed to Forrester analyst research as a member of our EA Forrester Leadership Boards. While a CIO for a UK police force, Gordon cochaired the National EA Board and represented all of the NW Police forces on the board.

Education

Gordon has a Ph.D. in business administration (specializing in eCommerce consumer behavior) from Northcentral University, an M.B.A. from Huron University, and a B.A. (first-class honors) from Kingston University in the UK. Gordon is also a part qualified ACCA accountant.

Gordon Barnett's Research

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Build A Business Architecture Program Road Map

    Too often, business architecture (BA) programs struggle to create a clear identity for the value they can deliver. Successful BA programs — those with high influence — use strategy t...

    • Downloads: 1097
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Assessing Organizational Readiness For A Business Architecture Program

    Business architecture (BA) provides a coordinating framework for organizational analysis and change, helping to integrate different groups of stakeholders who often pursue subtly divergent prior...

    • Downloads: 715
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Develop A Stakeholder-Focused Business Architecture Strategy

    Many organizations are reinventing or redesigning their business models to make themselves more customer-focused and agile. However, Forrester's clients have recognized a growing gap between the...

    • Downloads: 826
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Brief: The State Of Business Architecture Certification, 2014

    Demand for business architects has been on the rise since 2010. However, heads of business architecture (BA) practices have found it difficult to find external candidates with the required skill...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Want Business Agility? Build Collaboration Into Your Strategic Planning Organization

    Meeting the demands of customer-driven markets challenges many organizations because of outdated planning processes performed by separate teams with little interaction. Firms that have addressed...

    • Downloads: 128
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Build A Business Architecture Program Road Map

    Too often, business architecture (BA) programs struggle to create a clear identity for the value they can deliver. Successful BA programs — those with high influence — use strategy t...

    • Downloads: 1097
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: IT's Business Capability Map Guides IT Evolution

    As business technology (BT) matures, the relationship between IT and its customers shifts. Adapting to this shift means changes in the services IT provides and the capabilities IT needs to deliv...

    • Downloads: 810
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Develop A Stakeholder-Focused Business Architecture Strategy

    Many organizations are reinventing or redesigning their business models to make themselves more customer-focused and agile. However, Forrester's clients have recognized a growing gap between the...

    • Downloads: 826
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Assessing Organizational Readiness For A Business Architecture Program

    Business architecture (BA) provides a coordinating framework for organizational analysis and change, helping to integrate different groups of stakeholders who often pursue subtly divergent prior...

    • Downloads: 715
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Organize Your Business Architecture To Deliver Your Strategy

    This report assists business architecture (BA) leaders in organizing the BA roles and skills needed to successfully execute a business architecture program. One of the major challenges facing or...

    • Downloads: 697
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