Derek Miers

Derek Miers

Industry Analyst and Technology Strategist

Derek Miers is a well-known independent Industry Analyst and Technology Strategist, publishing a great many white papers and BPM product assessments. His experience within the BPM community ranges back to the mid 80’s when he started developing process oriented approaches. He has operated as an independent Industry Analyst since 1992 and has reviewed virtually every major Process Modelling tool and BPM Suite/Workflow product available in the market.

Over the years, he has carried out a wide range of consulting roles including running hundreds of BPM training courses, undertaking detailed BPM technology selection assessments and BPM project-risk assessment studies. Other engagements have involved the provision of strategic consulting advice – from facilitating board level conversations around BPM initiatives, through establishing effective BPM Project and Expertise Centers, to helping clients develop new business models that leverage business process strategies. Clients have included several Fortune 100 firms, major governmental organizations and NGOs.

He is co-author of the BPMN Modeling and Reference Guide (along with Dr Stephen White of IBM, the main author of that specification). His upcoming book Mastering Business Process Management – The Practitioner’s Guide explores the central issues affecting BPM programs. The book provides detailed and practical advice, clearly setting out the challenges that must be faced and best practices to ensure success on the journey.

Within the OMG, Derek is highly influential through his active participation in the BPM Steering Committee, the Business Modeling & Integration Task Force and led development of the BPM Think Tank event.

He read Civil Engineering in New Zealand before entering the IT industry in the 70’s and completed an experimental MBA equivalent at London Business School. He has taught at INSEAD, Cass Business School (London), University of Linz, University of Stockholm and University of Oporto.