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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  • Collaboration Platforms
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Navigating The Microsoft Services Landscape

    Trends And Tradeoffs Of Leading Microsoft Services Players

    Microsoft technologies span a wide range of products and services, including enterprise applications such as Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM; desktop and collaboration applications such as Office,...

    • Downloads: 623
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Office 2013: A Breakthrough In Productivity

    Highly Integrated With A Risk Of Lock-In

    Microsoft looks to strike three very familiar chords with the release of Office 2013: mobile, social, and cloud. Each has become table stakes for enterprise software, and in order for Microsoft to...

    • Downloads: 605
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking Technology's Effect On Employee Engagement

    Benchmark: The Workforce Experience Playbook

    We've all seen the headlines: "The Nature Of Business Is Changing!" "Employees Demand Flexibility!" "Younger Workers Want To Use Social Tools!" Business leaders study these trends in an effort to...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Answer Five Questions When Selecting A Cloud Collaboration And Productivity Suite

    A Buyer's Guide For Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps For Business, And IBM SmartCloud For Social Business

    Over the past two years, Forrester clients have shown great interest in the cloud collaboration and productivity suites Microsoft, Google, and IBM offer: We've fielded more than 150 inquiries on this...

    • Downloads: 727
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Road To Social Business Transformation Starts With A Burning Platform

    Road Map: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Social business technology can transform the way employees work by eliminating barriers to collaboration, improving customer engagement, and accelerating the flow of information and ideas. But even...

    • Downloads: 1045
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Is Yammer + SharePoint Right For You?

    Microsoft Takes A Cloud Dependency

    With market penetration of well over 100 million seats, SharePoint is a strategic investment for many organizations. For most, the primary goal of that investment is more effective collaboration...

    • Downloads: 460
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Get Organized To Stop The Communications And Collaboration Infrastructure Civil War

    In the American Civil War, many combatants on both sides had attended the US Military Academy at West Point as cadets. The war pitted not only brother against brother but also cadet against cadet,...

    • Downloads: 391
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Six Business Technology Trends That Will Propel Your Firm In 2013

    From Technology Foundations To Business Outcomes

    Forrester sees six important trends unfolding in business technology (BT), where information technology will most directly and visibly affect business outcomes. Not having an initiative or effort...

    • Downloads: 1413
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Smart Process Applications, Q2 2013

    The 12 Smart Process App Vendors That Matter Most Today And How They Stack Up

    Smart process applications are a new and emerging category of applications designed to help CIOs and their firms improve the effectiveness of their human-centric business activities. But finding the...

    • Downloads: 772
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:What You Need In A Mobile Collaboration App

    Forrester's Guide For Assessing Cloud Collaboration Vendors' Preparedness For The Mobile Mind Shift

    Helping an increasingly mobile workforce work with customers has been a catalyst for many Forrester clients to move toward cloud collaboration technologies like Box and Google Apps. However, to truly...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Rich Communication Services Can Unlock The Value Of Systems Of Engagement

    The Joyn Initiative Will Help Evolve Engagement Strategies

    As companies evolve their strategies to embrace systems of engagement, CIOs are likely to benefit from the emergence of a new major social media communications platform, rich communication services...

    • Downloads: 303
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Are You Ready For SharePoint's Big Pivot?

    What You Need To Know To Make The Shift To SharePoint 2013

    With the latest release of SharePoint in early 2013, Microsoft pivots in earnest from conventional software to subscription cloud services. Among SharePoint releases, the 2013 edition carries big...

    • Downloads: 402
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Staffing For Social Business And Collaboration Success

    Skills And Staffing: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    All too often, technology management (TM) approaches staffing for social business and collaboration initiatives as they would other TM-led projects. Unfortunately, an "if you build it, [they] will...

    • Downloads: 567
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2016: Google Apps And Office 365

    Content, Mobile Support, And Ecosystems Will Define Success

    Sixty-five percent of software decision-makers tell us they plan to use or already have begun using collaboration software-as-a-service (SaaS). Fueling a lot of this interest is the availability of...

    • Downloads: 706
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Activities Streams, Q2 2012

    The Five Top-Of-Mind Streams And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's first 19-criteria evaluation of activities streams vendors, Forrester identified the five significant players — Neudesic Pulse, Salesforce Chatter, Socialcast by VMware...

    • Downloads: 634
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Red Robin Builds An Agile Customer-Centric Culture With Yammer

    The Restaurant Uses Social Tools To Engage Employees And Accelerate Innovations That Customers Crave

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, a US restaurant chain, competes in a crowded market where customer tastes change rapidly. As such, the company must build an organization that can quickly change its...

    • Downloads: 186
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Whiteboard Applications Meld Presentation With Collaboration

    The Resurgence Of Software And Hardware To Create Natural Interaction Using Large Touchscreens And Infinite Whiteboards

    PowerPoint is a valuable tool, but tends to be overused and sometimes is just not the right tool for the job. When presentation meets collaboration, whiteboard applications may provide a far more...

    • Downloads: 74
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Adoption Faces Three Barriers: Mobile, Social, And Cloud

    These data charts contain the full results of Forrester's August 2012 Global SharePoint Usage Online Survey. The results indicate that weak mobile access and social computing features combined with...

    • Downloads: 328
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 65-criteria evaluation of enterprise social platform vendors, we identified the 13 most significant solution providers — Atlassian, blueKiwi, IBM, Jive, Microsoft, Neudesic,...

    • Downloads: 783
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Setting The Technology Foundation For Your Social Business And Collaboration Strategy

    Build/Buy Capabilities: The Social Business And Collaboration Playbook

    Many organizations are making a fundamental bet on social business and collaboration to drive knowledge worker effectiveness as a competitive differentiator. The goal of providing an integrated...

    • Downloads: 681
  • 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: 246
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Health Leads Builds A New Customer Experience Ecosystem

    Health Leads Marries Customer And Resource Databases With Social Technologies To Address Patients' Socioeconomic Issues

    Health Leads is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that seeks to improve healthcare for low-income communities. To this end, Health Leads deploys 1,000 college student Advocates to help patients in...

    • Downloads: 186
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Smart Computing Connects CIOs With The Business

    Sensors, Machine-To-Machine, Analytics, And Collaboration Help CIOs Solve Business Problems

    It is no surprise that CIOs have shown keen interest in cloud computing, since its variations can help reduce IT's capital and operating costs and speed up delivery of projects. But many CIOs are...

    • Downloads: 890
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SharePoint Enters Its Awkward Teenage Years

    Customer Struggles With Social, Cloud, And Mobile Signal A Transition

    Microsoft SharePoint is the centerpiece of many enterprises' collaboration and content strategies, but it isn't clear to us that enterprises will continue to invest in SharePoint to provide a broader...

    • Downloads: 885
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Design Lessons From Forrester's 2013 Outside In Award Winners

    A Look Inside The Experience Design Programs At Ally Bank And PwC Australia

    In its first annual Outside In Awards, Forrester recognized two winners in the customer experience design category. Financial services provider Ally Bank designed and tested a mobile application in...

    • Downloads: 320