Henry Peyret

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Henry serves Enterprise Architecture (EA) Professionals. His research focuses on the concepts, techniques, and tools required to bring business agility within enterprises. He publishes research on 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 risk that 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. His research addresses numerous changes to EA practices to support the digital business, the changes toward data governance 2.0, and the integration tooling landscape, particularly in the cloud.

Henry also researches values-driven customers, another potential next step for the age of the customer and how it will interact with companies' privacy concerns.

Previous Work Experience

Henry has done previous work on master data management, enterprise application integration, middleware, adapters, business activity monitoring, enterprise architecture tools, and open source and risks issues.

Henry came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and Giga's affiliation with GigaGroup. He brings more than 30 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, he held various technical positions in a knowledge management company and at Alcatel.


Henry is the author or coauthor 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
  • Management & Organization
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Designing Your EA Operating Model And Organization

    Organization: The EA Practice Playbook

    When firms initiate enterprise architecture (EA) programs — or, more commonly, when they relaunch unsuccessful ones — EA leaders must decide what resources they need and how to organize...

    • Downloads: 642
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Develop Your Enterprise Architecture Skills

    With growing recognition of the importance of enterprise architecture (EA) as an essential capability in digital business, firms are beefing up their EA groups — relaunching underperforming EA...

    • Downloads: 551
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: Digital Business Requires Different Organizational Ways Of Working

    EA Professionals Must Leverage Networks To Help Their Business In Digital Transformation

    We're in the era of digital business, where technology-empowered customers and business relationships require new operating models. Because customers are in charge, businesses must become more agile....

    • Downloads: 230
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Consider New Data Governance Software To Support Business-Led Efforts

    Line-of-business executives are thinking about data in new ways — it is not just something to be collected and stored, but a resource for competitive advantage. As business leaders gain a...

    • Downloads: 391
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Connecting Strategy To Execution

    A Profile Of Enterprise Architecture Award Winner MasterCard And Its Business-Centered EA

    In 2013, MasterCard received one of the five InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards for its innovative approach to connecting business strategy to project execution. In a period of...

    • Downloads: 470
  • 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: 427
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:BCEA Performance Metrics Address Broader Business Outcomes

    A good enterprise architecture (EA) methodology focuses on business outcomes. Forrester's EA method addresses both business outcomes and business agility, starting with how the business plans to how...

    • Downloads: 332
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Rearchitect Governance For Sustainable Business Agility

    In an era of rapid business change, IT governance is often seen as a barrier. Governance too frequently means delay, overhead, and inflexible standards and strategies leading to missed opportunities...

    • Downloads: 734
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Fuse Technology, Innovation, And Business Change In Your Planning Cycle

    In most businesses today, technology has become a strong driver for innovation. The fruits of technology innovation are experienced all across the business model — from the point of customer...

    • Downloads: 612
  • 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: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: 1829
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA Management Suite Dashboards: Samples For The CIO Role

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

    • Downloads: 60
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Aetna's EA Organization Uses Capability Maps To Connect Business Strategies

    A Profile Of One Of The Winners Of The InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Award

    EA organizations often toil out of the limelight, working with their firms to improve business-IT alignment, rationalize the application portfolio, and guide technology use. Forrester teamed up with...

    • Downloads: 903
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Updated Q2 2011: Assess Your Enterprise Agility

    Agree On Agility Objectives With Business Units

    Since Forrester published the original version of this report in 2007, few firms have adopted a strict definition of agility. Given the recent uncertainty, CEOs are talking even more about agility,...

    • Downloads: 465
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Sample Business Capability Map: Pharmaceutical Firms

    Pharmaceutical firms are changing their business operating models in response to market globalization, consolidation, and regulatory pressures. These changes require a stronger partnership between...

    • Downloads: 1555
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:What's Next For The IT-To-BT Transformation: The Contractualization Trend

    The combination of the current economic climate and business globalization is accelerating the evolution of business models toward a networked model, where businesses focus on their core competencies...

    • Downloads: 819
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Integrate EA With Project Portfolio Management Governance

    Organizations Should Use EA Archetypes To Align Expectations With Deliverables

    Project portfolio governance is often the entry point for EA governance: EA teams are involved to validate projects' design and architecture fit with standards. A recent survey suggests that current...

    • Downloads: 1542
  • 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: 1863
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:EA: Incorporate Enterprise Role Management Into Your Architecture Strategy

    Adoption of enterprise role management tools is increasing dramatically as a result of compliance and cost pressures. Enterprise role management tools simplify the provisioning and deprovisioning of...

    • Downloads: 576
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Analysis, EA Tools, And IT Planning, Q1 2009

    IDS Scheer, Casewise, MEGA, Metastorm, And Troux Technologies Lead The EA Tools Category

    In this second release of Forrester's assessment of enterprise architecture and business process analysis (BPA) tools, Forrester assessed nine leading vendors in a 93-criteria evaluation. We found...

    • Downloads: 2647
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Case Study: BNP Paribas Improves Service, Reduces Delays With A BAM Center Of Excellence

    Faced with numerous business changes in its retail bank operations, such as regulatory changes and an increased need for risk assessment, BNP Paribas decided to extend its existing business service...

    • Downloads: 477
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Enterprise Agility

    Agree On Agility Objectives With Your Internal Peers

    Firms and government organizations are constantly buffeted by changes in their business environment — from changing customer tastes to economic changes affecting raw material prices to...

    • Downloads: 582
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Choosing EA Tools

    How can IT groups claim they have an enterprise architecture (EA) — a single representation of the "truth" about their enterprise —if they do not consolidate knowledge into a single EA...

    • Downloads: 552
  • 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: 620