Gordon   Barnett

Gordon Barnett

Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Gordon serves CIOs, focusing on the best practices for business, technology, and enterprise architecture transformation. 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 came to Forrester with more than 35 years of business and technology management experience in financial services, telecommunications, information technology, and governmental organizations. Prior to Forrester, Gordon served in various roles including CIO, CTO, chief architect, and business unit general manager.

Education

Gordon has a Ph.D. in business administration (specializing in consumer behavior in eCommerce) from Northcentral University; an MBA from Huron University; an M.A. in finance (specializing in M&A) from London Business School; and a B.A. (first-class honors) from Kingston University in the UK. Gordon is also an ACCA accountant.

Gordon Barnett

Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Gordon serves CIOs, focusing on the best practices for business, technology, and enterprise architecture transformation. 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 came to Forrester with more than 35 years of business and technology management experience in financial services, telecommunications, information technology, and governmental organizations. Prior to Forrester, Gordon served in various roles including CIO, CTO, chief architect, and business unit general manager.

Education

Gordon has a Ph.D. in business administration (specializing in consumer behavior in eCommerce) from Northcentral University; an MBA from Huron University; an M.A. in finance (specializing in M&A) from London Business School; and a B.A. (first-class honors) from Kingston University in the UK. Gordon is also an ACCA accountant.

Gordon Barnett's Research

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Build A Business-Centered EA Practice

    Executive Overview: The EA Practice Playbook

    December 13, 2018Gordon Barnett

    The ability to nimbly navigate change in business environments and leverage technology effectively makes the difference between an industry-leading enterprise and one that always seems a beat behind. An enterprise architecture (EA) practice that is business focused, strategic, and pragmatic is laser focused on these needs. Forrester's EA practice playbook shows EA pros how to take a tailored approach in building or reinventing an EA practice. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: EA Metrics That Matter

    Benchmarks: The EA Practice Playbook

    November 19, 2018Gordon Barnett

    Enterprise architecture (EA) leaders are struggling to define metrics that demonstrate the value delivered by their EA practice. This report lays out the core categories of EA metrics, recommends how to align them with business objectives, and offers a step-by-step process for collecting and using these metrics. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Marketing Your EA Program

    Continuous Improvement: The EA Practice Playbook

    November 13, 2018Gordon Barnett

    Stakeholders must be persuaded to partner with enterprise architecture (EA), but chances are their perception of EA misses the mark. Successful EA leaders work to correct that image using an effective communication strategy. This report provides an approach to creating an effective communication program to help EA leaders resolve misperceptions. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Lead The Design-Minded Evolution Of Your Firm

    Master Three Design Competencies To Be Successful

    November 2, 2018Gordon Barnett

    Design is a key determinant in the success of the modern organization. Though firms are building a competency in design, their efforts are piecemeal and unstructured. CIOs and other tech leaders can sponsor and lead their firm's transformation to a design-minded organization. This report identifies the factors that CIOs must consider when leading this transformation.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Design Your EA Organization For Your Value Proposition

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook

    October 31, 2018Gordon Barnett

    Leading EA practices continuously assess the value of their EA discipline and its contribution to the success of their firm. Many EA leaders reposition or reconfigure their EA operating model to support and enable their firm's dynamic business and technology environments. New ecosystem and Agile EA operating models have appeared and reflect many firm's focus on delivering digital and customer-obsessed strategies. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We have updated this edition to reflect the decline of centralized and distributed EA operating models.

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