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: Use Customer-Driven Assessments To Position Your Business Architecture Program

    Success for business architects and business-focused enterprise architecture (EA) professionals hinges on their ability to develop new capabilities to support customer experience and digitizatio...

    • Downloads: 1087
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Agile Planning Ecosystem Takes Center Stage

    Customer obsession demands agility in both strategic planning and execution. Delivering on those strategies in fast-paced business environments requires systematic thinking that affects funding ...

    • Downloads: 1421
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Customer-Centric Companies Need Living Road Maps

    As customer experience dominates business' strategic thinking, firms must efficiently coordinate their prioritized objectives, investment plans, and budgets to achieve outcomes while managing co...

    • Downloads: 914
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Four Steps To Build A Best Practice BA Road Map

    As firms become customer-obsessed, effective business architecture (BA) practice becomes essential. However, too often, business-focused enterprise architecture (EA) professionals struggle to cr...

    • Downloads: 1826
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 1621
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Four Steps To Build A Best Practice BA Road Map

    As firms become customer-obsessed, effective business architecture (BA) practice becomes essential. However, too often, business-focused enterprise architecture (EA) professionals struggle to cr...

    • Downloads: 1826
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 1621
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Agile Planning Ecosystem Takes Center Stage

    Customer obsession demands agility in both strategic planning and execution. Delivering on those strategies in fast-paced business environments requires systematic thinking that affects funding ...

    • Downloads: 1421
  • 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: 1237
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Develop A Business Architecture Strategy Aligned With Customer Challenges

    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 an ...

    • Downloads: 1399
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