Derek Miers

Derek MiersDerek Miers is a well-known, independent industry analyst, technology strategist, and accomplished author, publishing numerous white papers and product assessments on Business Process Management and process improvement. As Co-Chairman of BPMI.org (the leading BPM standards body committed to the development and introduction of open, royalty free, XML-based standards for business processes), he was instrumental in driving the merger of BPMI.org with the Object Management Group (OMG) and was one of the very early members of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC).

He has recently completed the most comprehensive review of BPM environments currently available—the BPM Suites Report (published via BP Trends). Over the years, he has carried out a wide range of consulting roles, including running hundreds of training courses (in BPM and process modeling techniques), and undertaking detailed technology selection assessments and project risk assessment studies. Other engagements have involved the provision of strategic consulting advice—from facilitating board-level conversations to supporting BPM project initiatives. Clients have included many of the world's largest and best-known financial services companies (banks, building societies, and insurers), pharmaceutical companies, telecomm providers, commercial businesses, product vendors, and governmental organizations.

He can be reached via email at miers@enix.co.uk or by telephone on either +44-20-8742 8500, or his US Cell at (714) 600 9010.


Process Innovation and Corporate Agility: Balancing Efficiency and Adaptability in a Knowledge-Centric World

Process Innovation and Corporate Agility: Balancing Efficiency and Adaptability in a Knowledge-Centric World In this Article, Derek Miers presents a comprehensive exploration of issues associated with finding the right balance between standardization and evolution. Read this thoroughly researched analysis for Derek’s conclusions on how best to find the right balance.

Process Innovation and Corporate Agility

Process Innovation and Corporate Agility In this Article, Derek Miers explores issues associated with finding the right balance between standardization and evolution in a firm’s business processes. Finding that balance will enable the company to achieve organizational longevity, with a special emphasis on service orientation and business process outsourcing.

Getting Past the First BPMS Project

Getting Past the First BPMS Project As BPMS takes off within the organization, the challenge becomes one of delivering on the promise across a broad front. Derek Miers describes a general methodology for approaching BPMS projects. This White Paper presents a wide variety of best practice tips and pitfalls to avoid, highlighting the experiences of […]

Keys to BPM Success

Keys to BPM Success Derek Miers offers a step-by-step overview of how one goes about developing a BPM system. This represents one of the first efforts we know of to sketch out a methodology for BPMS.

BPM: Driving Business Performance

BPM: Driving Business Performance This White Paper by Derek Miers, Consultant, lead author of the BPTrends BPM Suites Report, and Co-Chair of BPMI, provides an overview of the issues that are driving businesses to embrace Business Process Management.

BPM – Too Much BP but Not Enough of the M

BPM – Too Much BP but Not Enough of the M Derek Miers reviews a case study and concludes that BPM isn’t putting enough emphasis on people or on management.

The Split Personality of BPM

The Split Personality of BPM Derek Miers offers a wide-ranging exploration of the link between business strategy, process architectures, and BPM technology. This paper suggests how BPM systems can be integrated with other approaches and techniques to provide both procedural control and agility.