A Value-centric Organization

We initiated Transformity in the summer of 2020 and blogged about various learnings from our industry experiences and our interactions with executives. This thought leadership was showcased as a collection of transformation articles. In 2022, we also launched a video/podcast called “Spirited Dialog” as another channel to disseminate our ideas to a broader audience. Interestingly, it was a time too many ideas were floating in the atmosphere above us, and we decided to add another medium – write a book. 

This collaboration had an interesting byproduct – an abundance of ideas, deep intellectual conversations, and passionate dialogue around business value – so we decided to pursue this endeavor together. We are excited to share that we are co-authoring a book on architecting business value for enterprises!

Architecting A Value-centric Organization

We booked a shared working space in Fairfield, CA, and filled the whiteboards and walls with drawings and sticky notes. Using Lean, Agile, and DevOps methods, we created a book outline and a product (book) roadmap. If stars align, the book should be out sometime in the summer of 2023. It is going to be an exciting 12 months, and we are looking forward to making the book a reality!

We often hear customer-centric or people-centric organizations, but those approaches address only one set of stakeholders of the company. On the other hand, a value-centric company delivers value not only for the customers, but also for employees, stakeholders, and shareholders, which fits into the current market economics and business models. This is the thesis of our book, and we intend to supplement our thoughts with case studies, examples, anecdotes, and artifacts. Our goal is to write a book that will not only engage you but also become a reference manual and a trusted advisor that leads you to a successful transformation. 

We will be sharing snippets along the way, so stay tuned and join us on our book’s journey!

Authors

  • Dr. Gautham Pallapa is an Executive Advisor for VMware. He works with C-Suite and executives at Global 2000 enterprise customers in transforming their strategy, processes, technologies, culture, and people to achieve their objectives and business outcomes. His mantra is "Transform with Empathy" and has successfully led several business transformations and cloud modernization efforts in various industry verticals. Gautham is an agile coach, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a SAFe Agilist, and an Ambassador for the DevOps Institute. He writes/talks/works on transformation, elevating humans, helping underprivileged people, and giving back to the community. Gautham was awarded the 2018 Tech leader of the year by AIM for his contributions. He has an upcoming book called "Leading with Empathy" which explores these topics in detail.

  • Asanka’s goal is to connect humans and technology by helping organizations implement digital transformation programs that result in consumer-driven digital applications. In his current role as the Chief Technology Evangelist, Asanka drives efforts to create, refine, and enhance WSO2’s corporate reference architecture and is responsible for spearheading a thought leadership outlook that defines WSO2’s corporate reference methodology for development, customer success, and implementation. Working closely with customers, partners, and analysts, he evangelizes WSO2’s technology vision. Asanka has over 20 years of industry experience, which includes designing and implementing highly scalable distributed systems, SOA and microservice architectures in the financial domain, mobile platforms, and various business integration solutions. He is also a committer of the Apache Software Foundation. Asanka is a regular speaker at numerous global events and many tech meetups in San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Gautham Pallapa

Dr. Gautham Pallapa is an Executive Advisor for VMware. He works with C-Suite and executives at Global 2000 enterprise customers in transforming their strategy, processes, technologies, culture, and people to achieve their objectives and business outcomes. His mantra is "Transform with Empathy" and has successfully led several business transformations and cloud modernization efforts in various industry verticals. Gautham is an agile coach, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a SAFe Agilist, and an Ambassador for the DevOps Institute. He writes/talks/works on transformation, elevating humans, helping underprivileged people, and giving back to the community. Gautham was awarded the 2018 Tech leader of the year by AIM for his contributions. He has an upcoming book called "Leading with Empathy" which explores these topics in detail.