The First Iteration of The Cloud Programme Roadmap

Looking for a generic cloud adoption programme roadmap? Something that sparks industry-wide collaboration? Here’s the first iteration!

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
  2. The Cloud and Enterprises
  3. The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap
    1. The Cloud Programme Roadmap
    2. The First Iteration of The Cloud Programme Roadmap
    3. The Unavoidable Disclaimer
    4. The Roadmap for The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap
    5. The Manual for the Missing Manual
    6. Building the Business Case
    7. Starting the Cloud Programme
    8. Iteratively Building the Delivery Pipeline
    9. Iteratively Executing the Delivery Pipeline
  4. A Cloudy Future

The Cloud Programme Roadmap

Now, a considerable amount of enterprise organisations, especially in highly regulated industries, are still trying hard to successfully adopt the cloud. Given this collective effort, should there not be a more generic and industry-wide approach by now?! Something which all firms can follow? And then customise to their specific use case?

The Cloud Programme Roadmap is a generic roadmap for any enterprise cloud adoption programme. It outlines the milestones and key deliverables while incorporating the collective knowledge and the lessons learned from the past.

Most importantly, the Cloud Programme Roadmap evolves with its applications. Until it becomes just another industry standard pattern that others can take off the shelf and apply. Yes, the “plug and play” dream is very much still alive…

The First Iteration of The Cloud Programme Roadmap

Unfortunately, we’re not aware of the existence of such a generic and industry-wide Cloud Programme Roadmap.

Well, let’s change that then! We believe that a Cloud Programme Roadmap can be created. For the benefit of the broader industry and to help others prevent repeating the mistakes from the past (and so we don’t have to see them again).

This article series provides the missing first iteration of the Cloud Programme Roadmap; a spark that hopefully ignites further industry-wide collaboration.

The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap combines numerous years of witnessing countless incarnations of real-word cloud programmes fail. With only a tiny fraction of them on the right track. And hardly any ever fully succeeding.

In competitive industries, where lessons are sometimes re-learned behind closed doors, the aim of the roadmap is to also collectively learn from the mistake of each other.

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”

Otto von Bismarck

However, there’s a catch.

The Unavoidable Disclaimer

Find out more about it in the next article.

So, How Do You Adopt the Cloud?!

While the above Worx for Me!™ when it comes to designing, planning, and executing a generic roadmap for any enterprise cloud adoption programme, 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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