Document Your Cloud Strategy

Drive consensus by outlining how your organization will use the cloud.

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If you don’t get a handle on your cloud strategy, you can expect:

  • A consistent, organization-wide approach to the cloud, that accounts for your organizational requirements
  • A set of principles that can be applied to decisions about workloads, speeding up the cloud transition process
  • A framework for discussing and iterating on key components of the cloud strategy
  • Formal governance around cost, provisioning, integration, and more

By documenting a formal cloud strategy, you will derive the following benefits:

  • Alignment between IT and the business on the right use of cloud services within the organization
  • The right processes and procedures for governing the cloud
  • High stakeholder satisfaction

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Module 1: Document Your Vision and Alignment

The Purpose

  • Understand and document your cloud vision and its alignment with your other strategic priorities.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • A complete understanding of your strategy, vision, alignment, and a list of success metrics that will help you find your way.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Record your cloud mission and vision.
1.2 Document your cloud strategy’s alignment with other strategic plans.
1.3 Record your cloud guiding principles.
  • Documented strategy, vision, and alignment.
  • Defined success metrics.

Module 2: Record Your People Strategy

The Purpose

  • Define how people, skills, and roles will contribute to the broader cloud strategy.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Sections of the strategy that highlight skills, roles, culture, adoption, and the creation of a governance body.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Outline your skills and roles strategy.
2.2 Document your approach to culture and adoption
2.3 Create a cloud governing body.
  • Documented people strategy.

Module 3: Document Governance Principles

The Purpose

  • This section facilitates governance in the cloud, developing principles that apply to architecture, integration, finance management, and more.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Sections of the strategy that define governance principles.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Conduct discussion on architecture.
3.2 Conduct discussion on integration and interoperability.
3.3 Conduct discussion on operations management.
3.4 Conduct discussion on cloud portfolio management.
3.5 Conduct discussion on cloud vendor management.
3.6 Conduct discussion on finance management.
3.7 Conduct discussion on security.
3.8 Conduct discussion on data controls.
  • Documented cloud governance strategy.

Module 4: Formalize Your Technology Strategy

The Purpose

  • Creation of a formal cloud strategy relating to technology around provisioning, monitoring, and migration.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Completed strategy sections of the document that cover technology areas.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Formalize organizational approach to monitoring.
4.2 Document provisioning process.
4.3 Outline migration processes and procedures.
  • Documented cloud technology strategy.
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