Clay Richardson

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Clay serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals and is a leading expert on business process management (BPM) software, services, and methodologies. Clay delivers strategic guidance to professionals seeking to improve collaborative and operational business processes. Clay specifically helps enterprises establish BPM strategies, governance standards, and BPM centers of excellence; identify Agile and Lean methodologies best suited for BPM projects; and establish vendors and technologies that help automate and optimize mission-critical business processes.

Previous Work Experience

Clay comes to Forrester with many years of experience in business process improvement projects, BPM platforms and solutions selection, systems analysis and design, and project management for enterprise software implementations. Clay has led projects to successfully deploy BPM solutions for government and commercial organizations around the world and has specialized in helping create BPM centers of excellence.

Most recently, Clay served as BPM practice leader at Project Performance Corporation, a system integrator based in Washington, D.C., where he launched and managed the company's BPM practice. Prior to that, Clay directed a team of 30 consultants, trainers, and support engineers in delivery and support of BPM solutions, as the director of professional services at HandySoft Global Corporation, a pure-play BPM vendor.

Clay is active with several BPM industry associations, including the Workflow Management Coalition, where he served as founder and co-chair of the organization's public sector chapter.

Education

Clay earned a B.S. in computer science from the University of South Carolina and a BPM professional certificate from Boston University.

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  • Clay Richardson
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Prepare For 2015's Shifting BPM Landscape

    Landscape: The Business Process Management Playbook

    Enterprise architects, in particular business process architects, face a new frontier for driving process change. Business process management (BPM) has always focused on improving and automating...

    • Downloads: 1091
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's FastForward BPM Suite Capabilities Best Practices Self-Assessment

    Forrester's FastForward BPM Suite Capabilities Best Practices Self-Assessment defines the critical capabilities necessary for maximizing the value and impact of your BPM suite investment. The...

    • Downloads: 67
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Uncover Critical Process Gaps To Accelerate Business Change

    Assessment Framework: The Business Process Management Playbook

    The age of the customer raises the bar for business process management (BPM) excellence. Establishing a high-impact program requires that teams build a portfolio of new capabilities that blend...

    • Downloads: 1430
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Develop New BPM Skills To Meet Tomorrow's Challenges

    Skills And Staffing: The Business Process Management Playbook

    Lack of sufficient business process skills continues to dog the progress and momentum of enterprisewide business process management (BPM) initiatives. Yet when it comes to improving BPM skill sets,...

    • Downloads: 682
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Drive Process Innovation Using BPM Technologies, Methods, And CoEs

    Executive Overview: The Business Process Management Playbook

    In the midst of continuous change — from customer, technology, and competitive forces — enterprise architecture (EA) professionals must become skilled at transforming processes while...

    • Downloads: 1046
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Customer-Centric BPM Technology, Q4 2014

    Tools And Technology: Business Processes Management Playbook

    The shift to customer centricity has disrupted an aging business process management (BPM) software market with deep roots in the back office and a mixed track record for driving efficiency and worker...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Customers Drive The Process Change Strategy

    Road Map: The Business Process Management Playbook

    This report outlines the road map stage of Forrester's playbook for building and managing enterprisewide change programs. This report is designed to help you develop an effective road map for process...

    • Downloads: 824
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: The Age Of The Customer Is Set To Disrupt The BPM Market

    Predictions: The Business Process Management Playbook

    The age of the customer is disrupting a business process management (BPM) discipline that started in the 1990s to drive costs from production and operations. Over the next two years, new alternative...

    • Downloads: 283
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Select The Core Methods And Techniques You Need To Deliver BPM Excellence

    Policy And Procedures: The Business Process Management Playbook

    This report outlines the critical methods and techniques for business process management (BPM) initiatives. It represents a key component of Forrester's playbook for BPM excellence. It is designed to...

    • Downloads: 790
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Tibco's BT Moment Of Truth

    Vista Deal Signals Enterprise Software Firms Must Urgently Shift To Business Technology Agenda

    After an impressive growth spurt during 2010 and 2011, Tibco Software hit a wall. It grew past $1 billion in sales, but growth has slowed and stockholders are getting impatient. The solution? Get rid...

    • Downloads: 64
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Customer-Facing Scenarios Shape "Low-Code" Platform Choices

    Enterprise Architects Should Add A New Platform To Their Architecture Blueprints

    Confronting demands to deliver customer-facing applications quickly and efficiently, some firms are seeking alternatives to custom coding on application platforms that rely heavily on Java and .NET...

    • Downloads: 231
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Getting Down To Basics On Smart Process Apps

    Smart process applications represent a new category of software applications that are designed to support collaborative business activities, both the internal, operational collaboration that is part...

    • Downloads: 146
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:How To Succeed With Smart Process Apps For Cases

    How To Choose And Build The Business Case For The Right Smart Process Application For Your Case Challenges

    Smart process applications represent a new category of software applications that are designed to support collaborative business activities. This collaboration can occur in the customer-oriented...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: IBM Recasts BPM For Rapid App Delivery

    Announcements Hint At New Direction For IBM BPM, But Journey Ahead Is Still Unclear

    IBM was a leader in our Forrester Wave™: BPM Suites, Q1 2013 market evaluation. Since publishing our 2013 market evaluation, IBM made several announcements that move the product and the...

    • Downloads: 112
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Pegasystems Makes Headway Into Front Office

    Process Platform And Solution Frameworks Shift To Focus On Customer And Employee Engagement

    Pegasystems is well known as the provider of a solid business process management platform — bringing sophisticated, if complex, capabilities to the back-office processes of their customers. At...

    • Downloads: 132
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Building The Strategic Plan For Process Change

    Strategic Plan: The Business Process Management Playbook

    In the age of the customer, business processes will present obstacles or help accelerate better customer experience. Process change teams will need to look closely at their business process...

    • Downloads: 658
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:New Development Platforms Emerge For Customer-Facing Applications

    Firms Choose Low-Code Alternatives For Fast, Continuous, And Test-And-Learn Delivery

    Hand-coding is too slow to develop and deliver many of the applications that companies use to win, serve, and retain customers. Some firms are turning to new, "low-code" application platforms that...

    • Downloads: 496
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: IBM-As-A-Service

    IBM's Impact 2014 Is A Milestone In Reshaping IBM's Core Business

    IBM is one of the mega oil tankers navigating slowly on the technology ocean, surrounded by speedboats of "startups" and heavy "clouds" on the horizon. Stowaways talking strange languages like...

    • Downloads: 339
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Architect For Extreme Uncertainty

    Use Systemic Design To Deal With The Unknown Unknowns

    Enterprise architecture is now at a critical tipping point. New digital business models and an unrelenting focus on customer engagement are unlocking new exciting initiatives and projects for...

    • Downloads: 378
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Building The Case For Your BPM Initiative

    Business Case: The Business Process Management Playbook

    Success in the age of the customer almost mandates that every company have a business process management (BPM) program and platform. Developing the business case for enterprisewide BPM differs from a...

    • Downloads: 337
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: BPM Service Providers, Q4 2013

    Leading Providers Help Drive Digital Process Reinvention

    In the next decade, business processes are poised to undergo unprecedented change, sparked by the need to extend business processes to new digital channels, reinvent legacy business processes for...

    • Downloads: 474
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Design Thinking Reshapes EA For Dynamic Business

    Redesign Your EA Program For Front-Office Engagement

    Customer-facing business executives are turning to cutting-edge service design firms to help launch new services that tap digital to deliver differentiated customer experiences. Unfortunately,...

    • Downloads: 439
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Accelerate BPM Velocity With The Right Service Provider Strategy

    A Service Provider Ecosystem Helps Speed Value For BPM

    Business process management (BPM) as a discipline — combining methodology and technology — can take years to fully adopt. However, enterprise architects and business process leaders are...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Interview With A BPM Executive: Susan Watson, VP Of Process Simplification, IBM

    Throughout the first half of 2013, Forrester fielded hundreds of client inquiries from business process leaders asking for help with business cases for launching and expanding their business process...

    • Downloads: 197
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Design For Disruption: Take An Outside-In Approach To BPM

    Embrace Design Thinking To Drive Customer-Centric BPM Initiatives

    Business architects and business process professionals have traditionally focused on designing durable business processes that can stand the test of time. However, new technology disruptors such as...

    • Downloads: 380