Henry Peyret

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Henry serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. His research focuses on the concepts, techniques, and tools required to bring business agility within enterprises. He publishes research around key agility indicators and agile governance and applies these principles to change EA practices to help build a sustainable business agility. Business agility depends highly on the level of enterprise risks the decision-makers can take. He is also researching metadata management as a means to bring agility at the right cost for IT supporting business agility. Business-Centered EA (BCEA) is the Forrester method to help build business agility.

Henry also researches the customer reaction component of business agility through the concept of Web4 by studying activists' social computing.

He thinks that collaboration would require a lot of change management to bring not only a productivity increase but the business agility required by large organizations.

Previous Work Experience

Henry has done some previous work on master data management, enterprise application integration, middleware, adapters, business activity monitoring

, enterprise architecture tools, and ppen source and risks issues.

Henry came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and Giga's affiliation with GigaGroup. He brings 21 years of IT experience to his clients. Prior to joining GigaGroup, he was the technical director of Euriware, a French IT services company specializing in industrial IT and related technologies. In addition, Henry was involved as chief architect in strategic projects for large telecommunications, automotive, and marketplace customers.

At earlier stages of his career, Henry held various technical positions in a knowledge management company and at Alcatel CIT.


Henry is the author or co-author of many reference articles and books on IT architecture. He has a master's degree in IT from the ESIEE engineering school in Paris. He is fluent in French and English and is based in Paris.

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  • Henry Peyret
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Analysis, EA Tools, And IT Planning, Q1 2009

    IDS Scheer, Casewise, MEGA, Metastorm, And Troux Technologies Lead The EA Tools Category

    In this second release of Forrester's assessment of enterprise architecture and business process analysis (BPA) tools, Forrester assessed nine leading vendors in a 93-criteria evaluation. We found...

    • Downloads: 2627
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2 2011

    Mega International, Troux Technologies, Software AG, And Alfabet Lead This Upcoming Category

    Forrester evaluated 10 of the leading enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) vendors across 89 criteria and found that Mega International (Mega), Troux Technologies, Software AG, and alfabet...

    • Downloads: 2352
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Tooling EA Road Maps

    Enterprise architects increasingly use road maps as essential graphics for technology planning and synchronizing business planning with technology strategy. With virtually no option other than the...

    • Downloads: 1748
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use TOGAF 9 As Your Next EA Framework

    TOGAF V9 Complements Your Existing EA Framework With Methodology And Templates

    An enterprise architecture (EA) framework describes the deliverables an EA function should produce as well as how to create these deliverables. A framework helps EA leaders organize their efforts as...

    • Downloads: 1753
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Tools, Q2 2007

    Casewise, IDS Scheer, MEGA International, Proforma, And Telelogic Lead In EA Tools

    Forrester evaluated leading enterprise architecture (EA) tools vendors across 120 criteria and found that Casewise, IDS Scheer, MEGA International, Proforma, and Telelogic confirmed their EA tools...

    • Downloads: 1394
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Integrate Enterprise Architecture With Application Portfolio Governance

    IT organizations that are seeking to drive down operating costs while delivering business projects on time and on budget find they must manage their application portfolios to provide an optimal...

    • Downloads: 1834
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Integrate EA With ITIL Service Portfolio Management

    It has been almost three years since ITIL v3 was released, superseding v2. While v3 has overtaken v2 in terms of overall adoption, most IT shops are still struggling to adopt v3's new service...

    • Downloads: 1944
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Establish Your Metadata Plan

    Most enterprise architects (EAs) instinctually recognize the value that clean and trustworthy metadata can provide in terms of delivering IT efficiency, business agility, and improved information...

    • Downloads: 1798
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Architecture Must Lead Enterprise Metadata Management Strategies

    IT organizations already recognize metadata management as crucial for structured data quality but increasingly look to leverage metadata to improve the quality of business and IT processes. Despite...

    • Downloads: 1790
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business Service Architecture: Shaping The Services Within Your Business Model

    Business Services Unify Portfolios And Help Firms Manage Business Change

    Business capability maps are an excellent conceptual tool for planning and assessment. But your business runs on the physical implementation of people, process, information, and technology, and while...

    • Downloads: 1757
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Sample Business Capability Map: Pharmaceutical Firms

    Pharmaceutical firms are changing their business operating models in response to market globalization, consolidation, and regulatory pressures. These changes require a stronger partnership between...

    • Downloads: 1500
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Trends That Will Shape The EA Profession In 2008

    In 2008, enterprise architects will find themselves at the center of a struggle to change their organizations into significantly more agile enterprises. As solution delivery morphs from traditional...

    • Downloads: 1097
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Are Open Source And Low-Priced Solutions Available For Tooling EA?

    Justifying an enterprise architecture (EA) tools investment continues to be a problem — particularly when compared with just using Microsoft Visio. So what are the alternatives for inexpensive...

    • Downloads: 1015
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Integrate EA With Project Portfolio Management Governance

    Organizations Should Use EA Archetypes To Align Expectations With Deliverables

    Project portfolio governance is often the entry point for EA governance: EA teams are involved to validate projects' design and architecture fit with standards. A recent survey suggests that current...

    • Downloads: 1519
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Metadata Architecture — EA's Key Contribution To The Industrialization Of IT

    Business pressures have forced IT management to begin applying formal management disciplines to the delivery of IT services. In the past decade we have seen the rise of portfolio and project...

    • Downloads: 1323
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Building An IT Strategy For IT Tooling

    Apply Business Architecture Techniques To The Business Of IT

    IT's implementation of process improvement frameworks such as the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), project portfolio management (PPM), and the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI's) Capability...

    • Downloads: 1276
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use The Right Set Of Criteria When Selecting An Enterprise Architecture Tool

    EA Tool Value Comes From Supporting EA Stakeholders

    Most enterprise architects are still using criteria such as price, ease of use, or metamodel customization to differentiate enterprise architecture (EA) tools. While these criteria are useful, they...

    • Downloads: 1087
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use A Comprehensive Set Of Criteria When Selecting An IC-BPMS Tool

    Targeting Products That Support Integration, BPM, And SOA Efforts

    Integration-centric business process management suites (IC-BPMSes) are the most comprehensive tools available to assist enterprises with their service-oriented-architecture-based (SOA-based) business...

    • Downloads: 1022
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Pharmaceutical Industry Trends Drive EA

    The Impact Of Consolidation, Cost Pressures, And Networked Business Models On Pharma IT Means EA Practices Must Change

    The pharmaceutical industry faces enormous challenges — from changes in how pharmaceutical companies develop and source products, to pricing pressures, to increasingly stringent regulatory...

    • Downloads: 1121
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use EA Assessment And Maturity Models To Guide Your EA Program Next Steps

    A recent survey revealed that a minority of enterprise architects perform regular EA assessments. While a wide range of assessment methodologies are available to EA organizations, none of them are...

    • Downloads: 983
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA+Requirements Management Increases Enterprise Agility

    Large enterprises often struggle with managing changes to multiple projects and properly tracking the impact of changes across initiatives. Enterprise architects in such environments find the deck is...

    • Downloads: 938
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Evolution From EA Tools To EA Management Suites

    A Third Generation Of Tools Addresses Broader IT Management Needs

    The EA tools market is transitioning to offer a new generation of products. As EA teams extend their scope, they are looking for tools that help them with their strategic objectives and engage a...

    • Downloads: 895
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Integration-Centric Business Process Management Suites, Q4 2006

    webMethods, TIBCO, And IBM Lead The Way

    Forrester evaluated leading integration-centric business process management suite (IC-BPMS) vendors across 85 criteria and found that webMethods, TIBCO Software, and IBM have established category...

    • Downloads: 833
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Avoid The EA Governance Versus Agility Trap

    Altering Your View Of EA Governance Won't Result In Chaos

    Enterprise architects often encounter resistance to architecture governance from project-focused staff who argue that governance hinders agility. But this argument confuses project-level freedom with...

    • Downloads: 1068
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Open Source Solutions For EA Tool Needs Are Progressing

    With more than half of enterprise architecture (EA) programs not using commercial EA-specific tools, there is definitely room for alternatives such as open source options. During the past two years,...

    • Downloads: 914