Planning transition and transformation
It must be clear that the planning of the transition and transformation to the cloud starts with the business case. Architects are advised to follow the business-data-application-technology rule to design the roadmap for applications that are designated to be moved to cloud platforms. But before companies can really start migrations, there’s a lot of work that must be done.
Assuming that, from the assessment, we have a clear overview of the current mode of operations, the CMO. From the business case, the company also has set the ambition, goals, and strategy to transform the business to the future mode of operations (FMO)—and the rationale as to why it’s necessary or desirable to transform. As said, this goes beyond technology. The transition and transformation plans should include at least the following topics on the various tiers as shown in the diagram:
Figure 3.3: Simplified enterprise governance model...