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Develop a cloud adoption strategy

The cloud delivers fundamental technology benefits that can help your enterprise execute multiple business strategies. By using cloud-based approaches, you can improve business agility, reduce costs, accelerate time to market, and enable expansion into new markets. To take advantage of this great potential, start by documenting your business strategy in a way that’s both understandable to cloud technicians and palatable to your business stakeholders.


The strategy section can help to document your business strategy efficiently. But to achieve the desired outcomes it first should be clear why we are moving to the cloud and what the motivations are behind. Business transformations that are supported by cloud adoption can be driven by various motivations. Some of these are: * Cost savings * Reduction in vendor or technical complexity * Optimization of internal operations * Increase in business agility * Preparation for new technical capabilities * Scaling to meet market demands * Scaling to meet geographic demands One’s motivations for cloud adoption will likely fall into multiple categories.

As you’re building the list of motivations, trends will likely emerge. To ensure wiser decision-making, all participants in the migration process should have a clear awareness of their motivations. Business outcomes The most successful transformation journeys start with a business outcome in mind. Understanding projected business outcomes helps facilitate the conversations that you need to have as you document your motivations and supporting metrics, in alignment with your business strategy.

During any cloud transformation, the ability to speak in terms of business outcomes supports transparency and cross-functional partnerships

Business Justification

Cloud migrations can generate early return on investment (ROI) from cloud transformation efforts. Developing a clear business justification with tangible, relevant costs and returns can be a complex process. But first, let’s dispel a few myths about cloud migration, so your organization can avoid some common mistakes.

Additional Consideration

The core objective of the Strategy methodology is to develop alignment amongst stakeholders. Once defined, that aligned strategic position will drive behaviors throughout each of the methodologies to ensure that technical decisions align desired business outcomes. Fostering alignment amongst stakeholders creates a common set competing priorities: Depth of justification versus Time to business impact.