Why do we need a strategy?
Well, to start, any project needs (well, is usually given) a set of goals or objectives. At a minimum, this is what you need to achieve. This is what you, your team, and your entire cloud journey will be measured on. So, you had best be clear on what the goals are.
Do yourself a favor (you’ll thank us) and aim for achievable and measurable goals. Don’t try to disrupt the industry or revolutionize your client’s experience – the cloud alone will not do that. Plus, how do you measure a revolution anyway? Usually, after the history books are written and frankly, you can’t wait for that!
Goals that focus on cost, performance, reliability, and scalability are great – you can measure all these, though it’s not very sexy. Cultural transformation goals, such as enabling greater agility, are trickier, so be very clear in the beginning about how you intend to measure it – define the right key performance...