The planning process can be thought of as two separate activities:
- Strategic planning - to determine and prioritise the list of workloads that are planned for the cloud. the strategic plan(s) also includes considerations around governance and compliance, information architecture and collaboration.
- The implementation plan(s) - details the packages of work for implementation.
This process will result in specific plans for the essential delivery of projects into the cloud.
Defining the operating model
One of the key things during delivery is to use a repeatable method, which can be refined during the delivery of each cloud project from lessons learnt. Best practice operating processes will be implemented and refined over time via the Cloud Centre of Excellence.