Gordon Barnett

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Gordon serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals, focusing on the best practices for business architecture. He is a recognized expert in enterprise architecture, strategy, governance, and organizational design. He has worked in these areas for more than 25 years, dealing with financial services, telecommunications, IT, and governmental organizations. Gordon's research focuses on the methods, approaches, frameworks, tools, and techniques of business architecture that enable all stakeholders to make more informed decisions in regard to addressing current and future business challenges.

Previous Work Experience

Gordon comes to Forrester with more than 25 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 IBDG and Gartner 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.


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

Gordon Barnett's Research

  • 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: 1295
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Right Performance Management Improves Your Business Architecture Discipline

    Many firms are unsure of the value of a business architecture (BA) practice. Business architects and business-focused enterprise architecture (EA) professionals themselves find it difficult to a...

    • Downloads: 1360
  • 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: 1152
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Develop A Stakeholder-Focused Business Architecture Strategy

    Many organizations are redesigning or reinventing their business models to make themselves more customer-focused and agile. However, Forrester's clients have recognized a growing gap between the...

    • Downloads: 1130
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Finding Tools For Your Business Architecture Program

    Business architecture (BA) programs rely on a set of models and methods that often benefit from being linked to each other and to other external data sources. BA program heads must decide when p...

    • Downloads: 887
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