Develop a cloud adoption plan

Cloud adoption plans convert the aspirational goals of a cloud adoption strategy into an actionable plan. The collective cloud teams can use the cloud adoption plan to guide their technical efforts and align them with the business strategy.

The following exercises will help you document your technology strategy. This approach captures prioritized tasks to drive adoption efforts. The cloud adoption plan then maps to the metrics and motivations defined in the cloud adoption strategy.


Digital estate: Inventory and rationalize your digital estate based on assumptions that align with motivations and business outcomes.

Initial organizational alignment: Establish a plan for initial organizational alignment to support the adoption plan.

Skills readiness plan: Create a plan for addressing skills readiness gaps.

Cloud adoption plan: Develop a cloud adoption plan to manage change across the digital estate, skills, and organization.

Download the strategy and plan template to track the outputs of each exercise as you build out your cloud adoption strategy. Also, learn about the five Rs of cloud rationalization to help build your cloud adoption plan.