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 A Practitioner’s Guide to Enterprise Agility: The Five Tantras Applied, beautifully bridges theory and practice to provide a comprehensive roadmap for organizations seeking to embrace agility. Drawing on real-world case studies and examples, the authors provide tangible steps leaders can take to

engage employees, satisfy customers and position their company for long-term

success in a complex world. From leadership styles to team empowerment

and everything in between, this book offers practical guidance for driving

agility at all levels of an organization. Leaders, coaches, and change agents will

find invaluable wisdom and actionable insights in this must-read playbook for

enterprise transformation.

Professor Bharat Bhasker
 Director, IIM, Ahmedabad



This book examines the specific practices that need to be adopted and enabled within the organization to fully realize the Five Tantras and be Agile.

Writing this book took us around a year. All three of us had to share our time between writing this book and our other activities. It has been an enriching experience for us. They say that one should enjoy the journey more than what is got at the destination. We thoroughly enjoyed this writing journey.

We hope you enjoy this book as much.

Paramu Kurumathur, J Veeraraaghavan, S Sivaguru

Partners and Principal Consultants, PM Power Consulting

Article in The Daily Guardian

I loved the holistic view of Enterprise Agility – customer, employee, market, HR system, process, innovation, stakeholder focus, waste, vision, Leadership role etc.

The best part of this book is about the focus on business outcomes. My five-star rating goes for connecting practices & tools with outcomes, with real world examples!

Thanks to the authors for bringing employee elements of Enterprise Agility, which is forgotten in the transformation of many large enterprises.

Employees are key to an organization’s success. I truly enjoyed reading different elements from employee perspectives like employee career, perception of job, attrition, longevity, team empowerment, focus on employee development, CSR, learning & innovation culture etc.

I learned new perspectives on Enterprise Agility that I will bring in my next transformation journey.

The way it is written in a storytelling format is a big differentiator! My best wishes to the authors. An essential book to read in Enterprise Agility space!

Jayaprakash Prabhakar

Founder & CEO, Lean Wisdom

This book is a must-have, quick-reference-bible for managers on their Agile implementation journey. This provides a well-structured, and well-thoughtout framework that serves as an aid to identify areas to improve and problems to solve, and then suggests appropriate practices and tools for each type of challenge that we all face. The wisdom born out of the in-depth experience of the authors comes in handy in the concise explanation of a good selection of well-known as well as not-so-well-known practices and tools. 

The large appendix at the end of the book will serve as a good reference toolkit for project as well as organization level managers and serve as an introspective perspective provider!

M Thangarajan

Former COO, Tats Elxsi Limited

PM Power’s latest book on the Practices for Enterprise Agility, is a great addition to your library and comes from their experience in coaching and mentoring hundreds of managers and teams in many organizations.

I have received their consulting and coaching support for several of our programs and teams over many years at Tech Mahindra. What I see in their books is practical wisdom that can only come with many years of practice and consulting.

This book, A Practitioner’s Guide to Enterprise Agility, is a sequel to their earlier book that focused on PM Power’s core philosophy behind Enterprise Agility – and bridges the gap between philosophy and practice. It makes for compelling reading with the conversational style of writing illustrating the experience of a fictitious yet real-life organization in going through its Agile journey. The focus on outcomes and their linkage to practices, tools and techniques with examples will be of great value to any organization undertaking or going through Agile transformation.

I strongly recommend organizations to leverage this book as well as PM Power’s earlier book, The Five Tantras of Enterprise Agility, for success in their Agile journey! “

L Ravichandran,

Former President & COO, TechM and Founder AiThoughts.Org



A Bonus Section with exclusive excerpts from the book  made available for you start reading right away

You’re wondering how to sustain Business Agility in these times of Forced Dispersion in the wake of the global pandemic? Read insights from the book’s Appendix.

A sample list of Amber signals from the book – the things that the organization could have done better in their agile transformation journey. 

A ready-reckoner extracted from the Epilogue of the book, of key things to take care of to be truly ‘Agile’ and a list of Amber signals to watch out for.



Paramu Kurumathur

Paramu has been working as a Partner and  Principal Consultant at PM Power Consulting  for over ten years. He currently concentrates mainly on writing books that bring out PM Power’s vast experience in the field of Information Technology.

In pursuit of this interest, he has published two books in the area of Software Development: Software Project Health  – An Epic Retold and The Five Tantras of Enterprise Agility. He is co-authoring a third book A Practitioner’s Guide to Enterprise Agility: The Five Tantras Applied. This third book will be released in January 2024. He also plans to co-author two more books in the area of PM Power’s expertise and bringing out their experience: Leadership and Coaching. His personal interests include writing novels and other books, and studying and interpreting ancient Indian writings.

He has published a novel – The First Aryan – and a book on the Sanskrit language – 108 Facts About Sanskrit You Didn’t Know. He is currently in the process of writing two other books – one, a book on Indian calendars and the other, a murder mystery.

Details of all his books are available on his author website.


I am a Principal consultant at PM Power and I am responsible for designing, developing and delivering services in the areas of Agile Transformation, Project Management and Software Metrics. I derive a lot of energy from the training and coaching I do. Seeing the managers and teams that I work with succeed in their efforts has been the biggest source of motivation for me to continue whatever I have been doing at PM Power.

I started my career as a software development engineer at Tata Burroughs Limited in 1981 and progressed through multiple responsibilities covering all aspects of software engineering and management. I also worked with Novell for more than 10 years from 1995 – initially as part of the senior management team responsible for Quality Assurance and Product Testing and subsequently as the Managing Director responsible for engineering and other operational aspects of Novell’s software development centre at Bangalore. Listening to music, playing bridge, and being involved in spiritual pursuits are somethings I enjoy, I also thoroughly enjoy teaching and have been a visiting faculty at IIM Bangalore in the areas of software product engineering and metrics.


I am the Practice Lead for PM Power’s Business Excellence, Knowledge Management and Technology adoption suite of services as part of our Business Excellence and Competency Development services. I help individuals, teams and organizations on their paths towards excellence.

Helping them understand, internalize and adopt good practices related to Agile, DevOps, Knowledge Management as well as tools adoption has given me great professional satisfaction over the years.

I started my career in 1980 with Tata Burroughs as a trainee and over the following 15 years, held various roles of tech lead, project manager, delivery manager and business manager, including setting up new business lines and growing them, in the areas of BFSI, Retail and core technology

I was then part of a start-up – long before the term start-up was fashionable – building an appliance [embedded software] for enterprise data management and a solution framework for the private equity industry.

As a delivery head in the Capital Markets Division, I also launched and grew the services business in the Asset Management micro vertical, before taking up a corporate role to drive Engineering Excellence across the organization at HCL Technologies.

While I enjoy reading, listening to music and trekking, I find children a source of inspiration for learning.

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