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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  • Application Development
  • Past 18 months
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Bringing Interoperability To The Internet Of Things

    Experiment Now, Standardize Later

    The buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) is at fever pitch across the tech community. Many companies that are not traditionally involved in the world of sensors and machine-to-machine (M2M)...

    • Downloads: 380
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Executing Enterprise-Versus-Local Decisions

    The Second In A Two-Part Series On Defining And Implementing Shared Services Or Local Capabilities

    All CIOs wrestle with which processes, technologies, organizations, and roles should be consistent across the organization (enterprise) and which should be specific to a business unit or geography...

    • Downloads: 174
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part One

    Best Practices For Successful Partnerships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, Forrester survey data shows that only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application...

    • Downloads: 401
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Is WordPress The Dark Horse Of WCM?

    The Publishing Platform Gains Some Traction In The Enterprise Race

    WordPress is one of the top blogging sites for individuals as well as enterprises, but recently there has been growing attention to the platform's growth beyond these roots. With capabilities...

    • Downloads: 122
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:It's Time For A User-Driven Enterprise BI Strategy

    Vision: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    John Wanamaker, considered the father of modern advertising, said: "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the problem is I don't know which half." Today, we can ask the same question of a...

    • Downloads: 329
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q4 2014

    With Its Juno Release, OpenStack Is Getting Boring — Good!

    With cloud computing influencing so much of your BT agenda, you're paying significant attention to the OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud platform. As an infrastructure and operations...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms Become Flexible Or Lose Momentum

    Vision: The Digital Experience Delivery Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) and digital marketers' worlds will collide in 2015. Shared platforms, customer data, budgets, and priorities will emerge within B2C and progressive B2B...

    • Downloads: 239
  • 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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Large-Scale Multicountry Banking Platform Rationalization

    With Working Capital At Risk, A Bank Realized Business Benefits And Savings Via A Powerful Cross-Geography, Cross-Channel Front-End

    Banking platforms are critical business infrastructure — and many banks today need to transform their banking landscape to remain fully competitive. However, quantitative benefits late in the...

    • Downloads: 245
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Agile-Plus-Architecture

    Enterprises Need Sustainable Business Agility, Not Just Agile Development

    Agile development practices and continuous delivery are essential tools, but so is an architecture that enables resilience. Combining Agile and architecture is challenging. Agile development and...

    • Downloads: 112
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Increase Flexibility By Embracing Future Business And Technology Trends

    Vision: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applications....

    • Downloads: 2158
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Evolves From Point Solution To Strategic Enabler Of The New Connected Economy

    Vision: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Cloud is evolving from an internal-facing point solution to an enabler of connected cloud economies. In this next phase of cloud, leading CIOs will orchestrate cloud ecosystems — which connect...

    • Downloads: 255
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Mobile Application Adoption Trends In India

    Indian Firms Must Adopt An Outside-In Approach To Maximize Their Mobile App Investments

    Indian firms are increasingly investing in mobile applications to better engage with their customers, partners, and employees. Forrester recently surveyed medium-size and large organizations in India...

    • Downloads: 164
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Design Your Contact Center From The Outside In

    Strategic Plan: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    As more enterprises develop organizational and operational structures to better manage customer experience, they need to drive this down into contact center architectural design. Today's challenge is...

    • Downloads: 1156
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Full Impact Of BIAN's Semantic Specifications Requires Compliant, Off-The-Shelf Solutions

    The BIAN Revisited Series: Part 2

    BIAN — the Banking Industry Architecture Network, a nonprofit organization working on definitions of semantically standardized business services for banking — has worked on semantic...

    • Downloads: 109
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q1 2014

    OpenStack Steps Forward To Become The New De Facto Model

    Enterprises look to cloud computing services to enable flexibility and scalability for agile applications, but many fear vendor lock-in, which would mitigate these benefits. Without standardization,...

    • Downloads: 555
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:AD&D's Five Roles In Successful Website Globalization And Localization

    Technology Globalization Strategies Go Far Beyond Mere Translation

    Organizations are chasing new revenue streams. In many cases, that means geographic expansion via organic or inorganic growth, requiring marketing and eBusiness teams to port content to new regions...

    • Downloads: 190
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Express Lean, Agile, And DevOps Cultural Changes In Terms Of Business Value

    Don't Let Jargon Derail Customer-Facing Mobile/Web Efforts

    As application development and delivery professionals retool to deliver customer-facing web and mobile applications to attract, win, and serve customers, they must overcome entrenched processes and...

    • Downloads: 376
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Competitive Pressures Drive The Business Case For Modern Application Delivery

    Business Case: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are achieving competitive advantage by accelerating software delivery cycles, but outdated thinking about business case justification is holding...

    • Downloads: 198
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Mobile Feast Or Beggar's Banquet?

    Landscape: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are mistaken if they believe they can model their enterprise mobile solutions as a simple extension of dot-com and Web 2.0. The variety of mobile...

    • Downloads: 921
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:From Application Design To Application Composition

    How APIs, Micro-Services, And Containers Are Changing The Way Organizations Develop And Deliver Software

    There is a quiet revolution underway in software development: The nature of the work is shifting from developing and deploying large complex applications to connecting new and existing services in...

    • Downloads: 97
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Use Forrester's Continuous Delivery Assessment Model To Increase Delivery Speed

    Improving delivery speed requires not only automating your delivery pipeline, but also changing the way you engage the business and customers, charter initiatives, and manage workflow. Once the...

    • Downloads: 332
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Application Release Automation Tools

    Unleash Your Agility With Release Automation For Better Business Results

    Releasing software packages between environments such as development (dev), test, and production (prod) is a necessary part of the modern delivery life cycle. Application release automation (ARA)...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Digital Experience Delivery Matures With Smart Investment

    AD&D Should Adjust Priorities To Build And Buy Appropriate Tools

    Digital experience priorities must quickly evolve to keep up with fast-paced or fickle customer expectations evidenced by adoption patterns for smartphones, Facebook, or Snapchat. Given the frantic...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Measuring Mobile Apps

    Performance Management: The Mobile App Development Playbook

    When beginning to build and deploy mobile apps, development teams quickly discover that they need to deliver new versions and updates much faster: eight to 12 times a year or more. Mobile performance...

    • Downloads: 1007