This website is maintained by me, Sriram Narayan, a consultant on digital and agile transformation. I am the author of the book, Agile IT Organization Design, published by Addison Wesley in 2015. The writings, podcasts, and videos shared here reflect my experience helping clients improve the performance of their Business, Digital, IT/Tech/Engg. and product management organizations. They are grouped into the following sections:

  • Product & Customer Centricity
  • Delivering business benefits/outcomes
  • Redesigning Hierarchy
  • Enterprise Architecture Strategy
  • Organizational agility
  • Agility in software delivery

📃 Long form article
📌 Quick Thought
📺 Video
📢 Podcast

Business Agility via Product & Customer Centricity

📃 Business Capability Centric Organization

📃 Project to Product - the definitive article on progressing towards greater product and customer centricity. (reactions on HackerNews)

📃 How "project to product" affects portfolio management 
📌 Product-Centric or Customer-Centric?

Business Agility via greater focus on Business Outcomes



Business Agility via Reimagining Hierarchy

📃 Cleararchy — organizing hierarchy in the digital age. A realistic alternative to Sociocracy, Holacracy, Teal, etc.


Enterprise Architecture Strategy

📢 The Price of Reuse: Explores pros and cons of reuse of software solutions across market regions. For any large, multinational enterprise, there’s a dilemma at the heart of their software architecture. Centralization promises to save costs, providing a standardized template for how to do things and not waste effort reinventing the wheel. But local markets have unique characteristics, whether that’s customer behavior, regulations or the competitive landscape. Given this, what's the price of reuse?


Organizational agility

Agility in Software Delivery

📃 Scaling Agile: Problems and Solutions : One of the cases described in the article was later described in a talk organized by the National Payments Corporation of India as below: