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, he helped merge the organization with the Object Management Group (OMG).


Derek completed the Early Growth Program at London Business School.

8 results in Blogs

  • Chip Gliedman
  • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

    Blog:Managing A Portfolio Of Innovations

    CIOs consistently tell us that they want to exploit new technologies to drive innovation in the business. While many CIOs have groups chartered with R&D or new technology research, and most...

    • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

      Blog:Post-Sequester IT Strategic Planning

      I'll leave it to the political pundits to read the tea leaves on the yes/no/how long of sequester-driven cuts to US government spending. What I will say is that a climate of cut-over-growth will...

      • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

        Blog:How Much Time Do You Spend On Business Innovation?

        That’s one of the questions we’re asking in our survey of business innovation practices, organizations, and technology use. For the last few weeks, Forrester has been fielding a...

        • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

          Blog:Lessons On Innovation From Forrester's Forum For CIOs' Innovation Panel

          I recently had the distinct pleasure of moderating a panel discussion on innovation at Forrester’s Forum For CIOs, where I was able to share the stage with Lawrence Lee, Sr. Director of...

          • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

            Blog:Do Business Cases for "Must Do's"? Absolutely!

            I am periodically asked whether a business case should be required for those projects that fall into the "must do" category - projects such as those required to meet regulatory or auditing needs,...

            • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

              Blog:Innovate Or Die: An Introduction To The CIO Innovation Playbook

               "Innovate or die" is not just a catchy slogan. It’s the way that businesses need to operate in this market-driven world. And, as technology underpins more and more products, services,...

              • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                Blog:Read any good books lately?

                I have. During the holiday break, I had the opportunity to spend a week on the beach in the Turks and Caicos islands (but that's another story).  One of the books I brought with me and...

                • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                  Blog:Rethinking “Time To Value” For BT Initiatives

                    I had an interesting conversation with a Forrester client in response to an inquiry about the definition of “time to value” for technology solutions. When I received the...