Adopting a Strategy for Success
With the introduction done, you are probably itching to dive straight in and start building your new home in the cloud. Whoa now, hold on! For those of you coming from a software engineering background, you know it pays to stand back and plan your approach before diving headfirst into the code. Don’t underestimate the complexity of this transformation and know that it is more than just IT – you’ll need to tackle the organizational culture and a few tech issues along the way.
Before you can get to a plan, such as a traditional IT project plan, you need a strategy – a plan of attack, a game plan, a playbook. Call it what you like but be sure to start here before pressing ahead.
In this chapter, we will highlight the most important part of any strategy, the goals, and the objectives you want to achieve. We will also review common cloud adoption scenarios that will help you frame your strategy.
In this chapter, we’...