Key Factors: The Organisation and Humbleness

Want to know the key factors to a successful cloud programme? Here’s what’s required from the organisation. And everyone. For the epic task ahead.

This article is part of the limited preview of the “The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap”, a generic roadmap for any enterprise cloud adoption programme.

  1. Executive Summary
    1. The Cloud and Enterprises
    2. The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap
    3. Key Factors for a Successful Cloud Programme
      1. The Impact of Cloud
      2. The Cloud Programme
      3. The Organisation
      4. Humbleness for the Task Ahead
  2. The Cloud and Enterprises
  3. The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap
  4. A Cloudy Future

The Organisation

The broader organisation needs to

  • already provide or build out corporate services and data sources
  • be prepared for the arrival of cloud, its speed, models, concepts, and impact (good or bad)
  • have a significant degree of openness, honesty, and willingness in supporting the cloud programme
  • embed the cloud programme in additional organisational transformation programmes such as those aiming at Agile or DevOps
  • have a clear understanding of the business it is in or is willing to get into
  • have a business strategy where the cloud is implementing the corresponding technology strategy — without becoming the strategy
  • have a clear vision for its future alongside corresponding strategies, especially when impacting the cloud programme

With its far reaching impact and effectively being a corporate transformation, the cloud programme relies on the organisation to succeed.

Humbleness for the Task Ahead

The above may paint a grim picture of cloud programmes and may lead some to the conclusion that we’re discouraging the adoption of cloud altogether. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, we’re big advocates of the cloud. But for the right reasons. With the right expectations, governance, and execution. And with the right amount of humbleness for the epic task ahead.

Please don’t make us watch the same mistakes again.

The cloud can be a magical place. It’s only that tickets are rare, pricey, and you most likely need a guide to get there in the first place. Other than that — Enjoy!

The Cloud and Enterprises

Find out more about it in the next article.

So, What Are Your Key Factors?!

While the above Worx for Me!™ when it comes to key factors for the organisation and remaining humble for the task ahead, you may have an alternative or better way.

Think this is all rubbish, massively overrated, or generally heading into the absolutely wrong direction?! Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn and teach me something new!

As always, prove me wrong and I’ll buy you a pint!


Dominic Dumrauf

An Enterprise Solution Architect by profession, an avid outdoor enthusiast by heart, and a passionate barista by choice. Still hunting that elusive perfect espresso.

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