Define Your Cloud Vision

Make the most of cloud for your organization.

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Many organizations struggle when first approaching cloud:

  • They don’t know where to start.
  • Their cloud migration plan doesn’t anticipate common challenges.
  • They jump into the cloud before defining a vision and have no clear plan to realize the cloud’s benefits.

Defining a cloud vision is the place to start:

  • Base your migration decisions on the inherent characteristics of the cloud.
  • Align your action plan with your organizational goals to drive business value.
  • Communicate a clear vision to your stakeholders for realizing the cloud’s benefits.

Module 1: Align Organizational Goals to Cloud Characteristics

The Purpose

Align organizational goals to cloud characteristics.

Key Benefits Achieved

An understanding of how the characteristics particular to cloud can support organizational goals.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 List organizational goals.
  • Organizational goals
1.2 Determine cloud drivers.
  • Cloud drivers
1.3 Match drivers with characteristics.
  • Organizational goals, mapped to cloud drivers, mapped to cloud characteristics
1.4 Select workloads for analysis.
  • List of workloads for analysis

Module 2: Evaluate Workloads

The Purpose

Evaluate workloads for cloud value and action plan.

Key Benefits Achieved

Action plan for each workload.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Assess workloads for cloud value.
  • Cloud value assessment for each workload
2.2 Evaluate workloads with 6Rs framework.
  • Action plan evaluation for each workload

Module 3: Assess and Address Risks

The Purpose

Identify and plan to mitigate potential risks in the cloud project.

Key Benefits Achieved

A list of potential risks and plans to mitigate them.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Assess cloud risk by workload.
  • Risk analysis for each workload
3.2 Review risks and roadblocks.
  • Cloud project risks and roadblocks
3.3 Develop mitigation strategies and work items.
  • List of mitigation plans and work items

Module 4: Refine Vision and Roadmap

The Purpose

Clarify your vision of how the organization can best make use of cloud and build a project roadmap.

Key Benefits Achieved

A clear vision and a concrete action plan to move forward with the project.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Determine cloud archetype.
  • Cloud archetype
4.2 Plot initiatives on a roadmap.
  • Cloud roadmap
4.3 Draft action plan summary statement.
  • Action plan summary statement
4.4 Draft goal statement.
  • Goal statement

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