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
  • Management & Organization
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Design Your BPM Program To Meet Shifting Priorities

    Change Management: The Business Process Management Playbook

    Business process management (BPM) initiatives frequently start with a tactical process improvement charter, but quickly shift to play a broader strategic role across the enterprise — often...

    • Downloads: 494
  • 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: 695
  • 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: 805
  • 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: 68
  • 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: 123
  • 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: 672
  • 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: 380
  • 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: 345
  • 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: 440
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: BPM Training And Certification Programs, Q2 2012

    Stevens Institute of Technology, BPMInstitute.org, and BPTrends Associates Lead, Queensland University of Technology Close Behind

    Lack of sufficient business process skills continues to dog progress and momentum for enterprisewide business process management (BPM) initiatives. And when business process professionals turn to the...

    • Downloads: 361
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Trends In Aligning Capabilities, Skills, And Tools For BPM COE Programs

    These data charts present the results of Forrester's 2011 BPM Center Of Excellence Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 65
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Snapshot: Benchmark Business Process Skills With ABPMP's BPM Professional Certification Program

    After getting started with business process management (BPM), many business process pros quickly find that they need to beef up their process skills to effectively deliver continuous improvement and...

    • Downloads: 250
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Mentors And Consultants Fill The Gap In Business Process Skills Development

    This set of data charts presents findings from Forrester's May 2010 Global BPM And Process Improvement Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 32
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Lean: The New Business Technology Imperative

    Lean Thinking Is Central To The Shift From IT To BT

    Everyone wants to be lean these days, whether when stepping off a scale in the morning or reviewing the cost of running a successful business. But just how do you define "Lean" — especially in...

    • Downloads: 4541