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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By : Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay
Book Image

The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By: Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay

Overview of this book

As cloud technologies continue to challenge the fundamental understanding of how businesses work, smart companies are moving quickly to adapt to a changing set of rules. Adopting the cloud requires a clear roadmap backed by use cases, grounded in practical real-world experience, to show the routes to successful adoption. The Cloud Adoption Playbook helps business and technology leaders in enterprise organizations sort through the options and make the best choices for accelerating cloud adoption and digital transformation. Written by a team of IBM technical executives with a wealth of real-world client experience, this book cuts through the hype, answers your questions, and helps you tailor your cloud adoption and digital transformation journey to the needs of your organization.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Cover
2
Title Page
3
Foreword
16
Index
17
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The Role of Technology Choices

As they proceed through development, developers make technology choices to support the rapid development they want to achieve. As we discussed in Chapter 5, many teams implement cloud-native applications as a set of microservices, following the polyglot development approach. These two technology choices are in line with the benefits offered through the Cloud.

These technology choices also need to be in line with the goals (and nongoals) that the team agreed to as part of the Design Thinking process. Many times, developers add goals to an unexpressed list of technology-related goals as a project goes on. Making such decisions explicit instead of implicit reduces friction between the goals of the development team and the goals of the product owner. This friction can be eliminated by periodically revisiting the list of goals and nongoals as a team as the project progresses.

One important aspect of the Lean development and Lean startup approaches is dedication...