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Sriram Narayan

Digital & IT Mgmt. consultant

Sriram helps clients improve the performance of their Digital, IT (build & run) and product management organizations. Based on his experience, he wrote Agile IT Org Design, a book that describes a complete tech operating model (ways of working) for digital agility. Enterprisers Project​​—a joint initiative of Harvard Business Review and the CIO Magazine​​—featured the book as a must-read for CIOs in 2016. It was also featured in a digital leaders reading list alongside books such as The Second Machine Age and Seth Godin's Tribes.

In particular, Sriram helps:

  • Redesign budgets, org-structure, etc. to move from projects to products-mode with pull-based delivery.
  • Redesign the so-called "software-factory" to optimize for delivery cycle time instead of utilization.
  • Get the business org on-board through benefits-audits and pilot programs.
  • Strategic in-sourcing advisory.
  • Implement Cleararchy to improve decision making in conflict-prone areas.
  • Review chargeback mechanisms between departments and propose changes to avoid counterproductive behaviors.
  • Tear down walls between departments labeled as digital, product, tech, engineering and IT.
  • Reform staffing, tooling, governance, metrics, internal bureaucracy. Read why.
  • Address issues arising out of Bimodal IT, SAFe.

Earlier, he served as:

  • Director of innovation
  • Member of the ThoughtWorks technology advisory board - the group that publishes the tech radar
  • Leadership development coach
  • Market-facing Product Owner
Email: sriram.narayan@thoughtworks.com

Latest Insights posts

1 Apr 2017

Agile Project Management

How Product-Centric IT Disrupts Portfolio Management

Sriram Narayan

18 Nov 2015

Transformation

[Podcast] Does Product-Centric IT Need Projects and Programs?

Sriram Narayan

20 Oct 2015

Transformation

[Podcast] Designing Outcome-Oriented Teams: Part 1

Sriram Narayan

1 Jul 2015

Transformation

Org Chart Debt - A Risky, Off-Balance Sheet Liability

Sriram Narayan

7 Jun 2015

Agile Project Management

Scaling Agile: Problems and Solutions

Sriram Narayan

20 May 2015

Transformation

Repensando a TI para o mundo digital

Sriram Narayan

22 Apr 2015

Transformation

Digital Brings IT Home

Sriram Narayan

12 Oct 2013

Continuous Delivery

Build promotion with Go

Sriram Narayan

5 Oct 2013

Continuous Delivery

Use infrastructure automation tools for application deployment

Sriram Narayan

30 Sep 2013

Continuous Delivery

Deploy a package, not just a tag, branch or binary

Sriram Narayan

15 Sep 2013

Continuous Delivery

How to implement continuous delivery with enterprise java middleware?

Sriram Narayan

19 Apr 2013

Continuous Delivery

How to peg your pipeline to a dependency version

Sriram Narayan

20 Mar 2013

Continuous Delivery

[Webinar] End-to-End Automated Build and Deployment Pipeline with Maven, Chef and Go

Sriram Narayan

18 Mar 2013

Continuous Delivery

Use Go's new command repository to lookup your config scripts

Sriram Narayan

14 Mar 2013

Continuous Delivery

And you thought Go didnt support Maven, NuGet, Chef etc?

Sriram Narayan

1 Jan 2013

Continuous Delivery

How do I do CD with Go?: Part 6: Modeling higher order workflows with Go

Sriram Narayan

20 Dec 2012

Continuous Delivery

How do I do CD with Go?: Part 5: The power of pipeline templates and parameters

Sriram Narayan

17 Dec 2012

Continuous Delivery

How do I do CD with Go?: Part 4: Go environments

Sriram Narayan

3 Dec 2012

Continuous Delivery

How do I do CD with Go?: Part 3: Traceability with upstream pipeline labeling

Sriram Narayan

13 Nov 2012

Continuous Delivery

How do I do CD with Go?: Part 2: Pipelines and Value Streams

Sriram Narayan

13 Nov 2012

Continuous Delivery

How do I do CD with Go?: Part 1: Domain model, concepts & abstractions

Sriram Narayan

25 Oct 2012

Continuous Delivery

[Webinar] Why Continuous Delivery Needs Devops and Why Devops Needs Infrastructure-as-Code

Sriram Narayan

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