Henry Peyret

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Henry serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. His research focuses on the concepts, techniques, and tools required to bring business agility within enterprises. He publishes research around key agility indicators and agile governance and applies these principles to change EA practices to help build a sustainable business agility. Business agility depends highly on the level of enterprise risks the decision-makers can take. He is also researching metadata management as a means to bring agility at the right cost for IT supporting business agility. Business-Centered EA (BCEA) is the Forrester method to help build business agility.

Henry also researches the customer reaction component of business agility through the concept of Web4 by studying activists' social computing.

He thinks that collaboration would require a lot of change management to bring not only a productivity increase but the business agility required by large organizations.

Previous Work Experience

Henry has done some previous work on master data management, enterprise application integration, middleware, adapters, business activity monitoring

, enterprise architecture tools, and ppen source and risks issues.

Henry came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and Giga's affiliation with GigaGroup. He brings 21 years of IT experience to his clients. Prior to joining GigaGroup, he was the technical director of Euriware, a French IT services company specializing in industrial IT and related technologies. In addition, Henry was involved as chief architect in strategic projects for large telecommunications, automotive, and marketplace customers.

At earlier stages of his career, Henry held various technical positions in a knowledge management company and at Alcatel CIT.


Henry is the author or co-author of many reference articles and books on IT architecture. He has a master's degree in IT from the ESIEE engineering school in Paris. He is fluent in French and English and is based in Paris.

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  • Henry Peyret
  • Application Development
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Integrate Enterprise Architecture With Application Portfolio Governance

    IT organizations that are seeking to drive down operating costs while delivering business projects on time and on budget find they must manage their application portfolios to provide an optimal...

    • Downloads: 1848
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business Service Architecture: Shaping The Services Within Your Business Model

    Business Services Unify Portfolios And Help Firms Manage Business Change

    Business capability maps are an excellent conceptual tool for planning and assessment. But your business runs on the physical implementation of people, process, information, and technology, and while...

    • Downloads: 1789
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Trends That Will Shape The EA Profession In 2008

    In 2008, enterprise architects will find themselves at the center of a struggle to change their organizations into significantly more agile enterprises. As solution delivery morphs from traditional...

    • Downloads: 1099
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Are Open Source And Low-Priced Solutions Available For Tooling EA?

    Justifying an enterprise architecture (EA) tools investment continues to be a problem — particularly when compared with just using Microsoft Visio. So what are the alternatives for inexpensive...

    • Downloads: 1016
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use A Comprehensive Set Of Criteria When Selecting An IC-BPMS Tool

    Targeting Products That Support Integration, BPM, And SOA Efforts

    Integration-centric business process management suites (IC-BPMSes) are the most comprehensive tools available to assist enterprises with their service-oriented-architecture-based (SOA-based) business...

    • Downloads: 1025
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA+Requirements Management Increases Enterprise Agility

    Large enterprises often struggle with managing changes to multiple projects and properly tracking the impact of changes across initiatives. Enterprise architects in such environments find the deck is...

    • Downloads: 943
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Integration-Centric Business Process Management Suites, Q4 2006

    webMethods, TIBCO, And IBM Lead The Way

    Forrester evaluated leading integration-centric business process management suite (IC-BPMS) vendors across 85 criteria and found that webMethods, TIBCO Software, and IBM have established category...

    • Downloads: 837
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Open Source Solutions For EA Tool Needs Are Progressing

    With more than half of enterprise architecture (EA) programs not using commercial EA-specific tools, there is definitely room for alternatives such as open source options. During the past two years,...

    • Downloads: 919
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Architects Must Link Business Processes With MDM Strategies

    Enterprise architects guiding business transformation initiatives rely on artifacts from business process management (BPM) and master data management (MDM) strategies to identify the information...

    • Downloads: 1115
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Management Suite Dashboards: Samples For Application And Project Portfolio Management Roles

    An enterprise architecture (EA) tool can be a significant investment because of both the cost of the purchase or subscription and the cost of implementation. The best approach to demonstrate value is...

    • Downloads: 172
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Modeling Tools, Q3 2006

    IDS Scheer Clearly Leads, With Proforma And MEGA Close Behind

    Forrester evaluated leading business process modeling tool products based on 121 criteria and found that IDS Scheer clearly leads the market — thanks to good functional coverage, templates, and...

    • Downloads: 617
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Smart Computing Innovation Must Be Guided By EAs

    Forrester predicts that the latest cycle of technology innovation, "Smart Computing," will reshape the technology market through 2017. Smart Computing — which involves a blend of smart devices,...

    • Downloads: 831
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Architects — Get A Handle On Open Source Software

    Forrester's Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2008 revealed that software development teams are planning on pursuing and using open source software (OSS) and that...

    • Downloads: 661
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Technology Landscape: Metadata Management, Q2 2013

    The Foundation For Data Governance, Tooling, And More

    Metadata management is the foundation for data governance, management, and use. But despite this, firms have a spotty record of collecting, harmonizing, and managing the metadata inherent in their...

    • Downloads: 686
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Business Modeling For CxOs

    The recently published Forrester Wave™ on enterprise architecture (EA) tools demonstrates that the real benefit of these tools is not in the modeling itself but in the modeling that supports...

    • Downloads: 494
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Planning Application Rationalization From Vision To Implementation

    Most firms' portfolios of business applications wouldn't qualify as "managed." New business initiatives add new applications, market or geographic expansions add more, and events like mergers and...

    • Downloads: 491
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Methodologies Enlarge To Address The New Business Landscape

    Digital is increasingly part of products and services offerings — provoking disruption to the old ways of doing things. Companies are facing uncertain market changes and economic conditions,...

    • Downloads: 482
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Long-Running Transaction Support Is Important To Your BPM And SOA Success

    The growing enterprise adoption of business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) is driving increased demand to support the long-running transactions (LRTs) common to the...

    • Downloads: 457
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Refocus Application Rationalization Toward Business Service Optimization

    Right-Sized Business Services Replace One-Size-Fits-All Rationalization Objectives

    Your business model is embedded in your applications and technology. The alignment of the application portfolio with the business's strategy and operating model is a key element in business...

    • Downloads: 413
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Align Application Rationalization Metrics To Your Objectives And Drivers

    Enterprises start application rationalization initiatives, but after the low-hanging fruit of little used business applications, they find it a struggle to progress. There are many root causes...

    • Downloads: 359
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Sustainably Executing Application Rationalization

    Application rationalization — the program to right-size your business application portfolio for your business — tests many of the processes and practices of an IT organization. For...

    • Downloads: 389
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: TM Forum Defines An Architecture Framework For Digital Business

    TM Forum Live 2014 Highlights Its Relevance To Enterprise Architecture

    The challenges that many industries are now facing with the transformation to digital business have been faced by the telco industry for many years. Nonprofit industry association TM Forum (formerly...

    • Downloads: 173
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Age Of The Customer Is Shaking Up Integration Technologies And Practices

    It's Time To Renew Your Integration Strategy And Architecture

    Application integration, the replication of operational data and data warehouses, and integration between trading partners all have a long history. While firms have established practices to achieve...

    • Downloads: 136