Want to know the secret to The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap? The roadmap for the roadmap has the answers.
This article is part of the limited preview of the “The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap”, a generic roadmap for any enterprise cloud adoption programme.
- Executive Summary
- The Cloud and Enterprises
- The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap
- The Cloud Programme Roadmap
- The First Iteration of The Cloud Programme Roadmap
- The Unavoidable Disclaimer
- The Roadmap for The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap
- The Manual for the Missing Manual
- Building the Business Case
- Starting the Cloud Programme
- Iteratively Building the Delivery Pipeline
- Iteratively Executing the Delivery Pipeline
- A Cloudy Future
The Roadmap for The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap
The Missing Cloud Programme Roadmap consists of four phases, successively preparing and delivering the adoption of cloud across an organisation.
The phases iteratively and incrementally build the necessary foundations while simultaneously minimising residual risks. They set the direction. They develop capabilities. They prepare the organisation.
The four phases iteratively deliver the cloud programme by
- Articulating the Vision as a Business Case by realistically fathoming out the organisation’s rationale for adopting the cloud in the first place
- Starting, Staffing, and Securing the Success of the Cloud Programme by setting up the cloud programme, staffing it in the context of a broader people strategy, as well as assessing and resolving dependencies (read: almost guaranteed future problems or roadblocks) as early as possible
- Iteratively Building the Delivery Pipeline of suitable applications, tools, teams, and processes by iteratively identifying patterns to move according to their “cloud suitability” and then prioritising them accordingly
- Iteratively Executing the Delivery Pipeline in small, self-contained, and time-bound iterations that are incremental in complexity through the delivery of Minimum cloud Products, eventually leading to the delivery of a complaint enterprise grade cloud platform
In each phase, controlling the rate of change as well as the run-rate of the programme using hard data is essential. Otherwise, the programme runs the risk of loosing control and becoming ineffective to the point of de facto collapsing under the forces it unleashed.
The Manual for the Missing Manual
Find out more about it in the next article.
So, How Do You Adopt the Cloud?!
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