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The Cloud Adoption Playbook

By : Moe Abdula, Ingo Averdunk, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown, Ndu Emuchay
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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.
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We have covered a lot of ground and a lot of concepts in this chapter, but this material is important in that it helps you understand the immense importance of culture change — and the difficulty of implementing culture change — as part of cloud adoption. All these ideas tie together into a logical, consistent whole. When we talk about the importance of metrics and a step-by-step, measured approach to change, we are laying the groundwork for helping you understand how organizational changes can be implemented. One thing you must change is the way in which teams and developers are measured. Within squads, you need to track measurements such as project velocity (how fast teams implement user stories) and systems reliability (in terms of the number of bug-report user stories submitted).

Also, putting a COC in place is the best recommendation we can give for building an organization that will be successful at embracing change, but a COC is not the right first step for...