Gordon Barnett

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Gordon serves enterprise architecture professionals, focusing on the best practices for business and enterprise architecture. He is a recognized expert in helping companies use enterprise architecture, strategy, governance, and organizational design to address their current and future business challenges in the age of the customer.

Previous Work Experience

Gordon comes to Forrester with more than 35 years of IT/BT experience, in financial services, telecommunications, information technology, and governmental organizations. Prior to Forrester, Gordon set up and chaired many organizations' enterprise architecture practices; spoke at industry events on enterprise architecture, strategy, and governance; and contributed to Forrester analyst research as a member of our EA Forrester Leadership Boards. While a CIO for a UK police force, Gordon cochaired the National EA Board and represented all of the NW Police forces on the board.

Education

Gordon has a Ph.D. in business administration (specializing in eCommerce) from Northcentral University, an MBA from Huron University, and a B.A. (first-class honors) from Kingston University in the UK. Gordon is also an ACCA accountant.

Gordon Barnett's Research

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Continuous Architecture Plugs The Gap Between Planning And Delivery

    Customer obsession is driving firms to add agility into their planning-to-optimization value stream processes. Unlike their peers on portfolio management and Agile development and operations (De...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Four Steps To Build A Road Map For Your EA Program

    As firms become customer-obsessed, effective enterprise architecture (EA) programs become essential. Too often, however, business-focused EA professionals struggle to create a clear identity for...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Develop An Enterprise Architecture Strategy Aligned With Business Challenges

    Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams strive to be more business-focused and strategically engaged — but getting there isn't easy. It may require a resetting of stakeholder perceptions as well...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2 2017

    In our 40-criteria evaluation of enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Avolution, BiZZdesign, BOC Group, Dragon1, Future Tech Sy...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Use Visualizations To Build Confidence In Strategy

    Organizations need a transformation strategy to articulate how they will succeed in winning, serving, and retaining their increasingly powerful customers. But without sufficient clarity, enterpr...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Build A Business-Centered EA Practice

    The ability to nimbly navigate change in business environments and effectively leverage technology makes the difference between an industry-leading enterprise and one that always seems a beat be...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Understand EA Stakeholders And Their Needs

    Today's enterprise architecture (EA) organizations are engaging more with the front end of the business: sales, marketing, and product management. Understanding their needs and goals is challeng...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Develop An Enterprise Architecture Strategy Aligned With Business Challenges

    Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams strive to be more business-focused and strategically engaged — but getting there isn't easy. It may require a resetting of stakeholder perceptions as well...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Create A Business Architecture Program That Addresses Customer Expectations

    Firms are challenged with understanding the impact of technology, business model, and customer disruption. So firms are seeking new approaches to define, plan, and execute customer-driven strate...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Four Steps To Build A Road Map For Your EA Program

    As firms become customer-obsessed, effective enterprise architecture (EA) programs become essential. Too often, however, business-focused EA professionals struggle to create a clear identity for...

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