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 enterprise architecture, strategy, governance, and organizational design. Gordon's research focuses on the methods, approaches, frameworks, tools, and techniques of business and enterprise architecture that enable all stakeholders to make more informed decisions about how to address current and future business challenges.

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: Effective BA Processes And Deliverables Lead To A Better Business Strategy

    Business architecture (BA) is the practice through which an organization adds analytical rigor to the planning and decision-making surrounding change. Whether customer or competitive shifts or i...

    • Downloads: 296
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The State Of Business Architecture In 2015

    Interest in business architecture (BA) continues to grow as business executives seek BA input to address their current and future challenges. Business-focused enterprise architecture (EA) pros a...

    • Downloads: 970
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Business Architecture Operating Models That Deliver Results

    Many business architecture (BA) practices are in a state of flux. Often, business-focused enterprise architecture (EA) professionals define what they do and organize their resources based on a o...

    • Downloads: 1072
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Market Architecture And The Quest For Strategic Context

    More and more firms are asking their business architecture (BA) professionals to participate in shaping, defining, and translating their firms' strategies. However, the tools, methods, and techn...

    • Downloads: 62
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Future Of Business Architecture: Developing Customer-Driven Business Models

    The rise of business architecture (BA) involvement in shaping business strategy has driven a maturing business architecture body of knowledge. Today, many BA professionals have built competencie...

    • Downloads: 1178
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Build A Business Architecture Program Road Map

    As firms put their customers at the heart of everything they do, mature and effective business architecture (BA) practices become essential. However, too often, business architects and business-...

    • Downloads: 1697
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Create A Business Architecture Program That Helps Your Business Manage Change

    As organizations of all types seek greater customer engagement and digital business agility, change initiatives are proliferating — multiple programs to improve the customer experience coe...

    • Downloads: 1453
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The State Of Strategic Execution In 2015

    To succeed in the race to win, serve, and retain customers, firms must have agility in both strategic planning and execution practices. On the execution side, Agile continues to become a mainstr...

    • Downloads: 1272
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Future Of Business Architecture: Developing Customer-Driven Business Models

    The rise of business architecture (BA) involvement in shaping business strategy has driven a maturing business architecture body of knowledge. Today, many BA professionals have built competencie...

    • Downloads: 1178
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Maturing BA Toolkit: Outcome-Based And Role-Specific

    Business architecture (BA) programs rely on a set of models and methods that often benefit from being linked to each other and to external data. Business-focused enterprise architecture (EA) pro...

    • Downloads: 1071
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