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.
Cloud adoption strategy process
The exercises in this section can help you document your business strategy efficiently. By using this approach, you can drive adoption efforts that capture targeted business value in a cross-functional model. You can then map your cloud adoption strategy to specific cloud capabilities and business strategies to reach your desired state of transformation.
MotivationsMeet with key stakeholders and executives to document the motivations behind cloud adoption.
Business outcomesEngage motivated stakeholders and executives to document specific business outcomes.
Business justificationDevelop a business case to validate the financial model that supports your motivations and outcomes.
Choose the right first projectYour first cloud adoption project will help align motivations with technical effort. This article can help you choose your first project wisely.
To help build out your cloud adoption strategy, download the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Plan template, and then track the output of each exercise.
Start building your cloud adoption strategy by documenting the motivations behind cloud adoption.