Document Your Cloud Strategy

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

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If you don’t establish the right kind of cloud strategy for your organization, you risk:

  • Overspending on cloud services
  • Breaching security requirements
  • Failing to provide adequate redundancy
  • Low stakeholder satisfaction

With the cloud strategy, your organization can achieve:

  • 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

Module 1: Empower Your People to Use the Cloud

The Purpose

  • Determine how to effectively leverage stakeholders and staff to take advantage of the cloud.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Consensus around cloud council, required IT skills, and talent acquisition approach.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Identify individuals for your cloud council.
  • Sections 3 and 4 of the Cloud Strategy Template
1.2 Discuss messaging to staff around skills that will accompany use of cloud services.
  • Sections 3 and 4 of the Cloud Strategy Template
1.3 Discuss your hiring strategy.
  • Sections 3 and 4 of the Cloud Strategy Template

Module 2: Establish Appropriate Governance for the Cloud (Part 1)

The Purpose

  • Develop the cloud strategy.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Strategic statements around key governance areas.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Determine appropriate strategic statements for cloud data and security.
  • Section 5 of the Cloud Strategy Template
2.2 Determine appropriate strategic statements for finance and vendor management.
  • Section 5 of the Cloud Strategy Template

Module 3: Establish Appropriate Governance for the Cloud (Part 2)

The Purpose

  • Develop the cloud strategy.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Strategic statements around key governance areas.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Determine appropriate strategic statements for cloud portfolio management.
  • Section 5 of the Cloud Strategy Template
3.2 Determine appropriate strategic statements for integration, architecture, and ops management.
  • Section 5 of the Cloud Strategy Template

Module 4: Determine Guidelines for Your Technology

The Purpose

  • Determine the approach for managing the cloud lifecycle.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Strategic statements for managing cloud assets from provisioning to migration and adoption through monitoring.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Discuss when to migrate existing vs. adopt new cloud solutions.
  • Section 6 of the Cloud Strategy Template
4.2 Identify necessary controls for provisioning and monitoring the cloud environment.
  • Section 6 of the Cloud Strategy Template

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