Cloud Computing – Planning – Migration Best Practices

1 day to 3 day formats (customized based on your interests, tools, expertise and models/ frameworks)

 Purpose:  This workshop will benefit those who want to understand cloud concepts and establish realistic roadmaps/ plans for their organizations.  We will review specific cloud computing models and frameworks in conjunction with proven Enterprise Architecture practices.  The workshop helps establish your specific objectives, identifying key cloud attributes of interest, enabling appropriate cloud plans/ roadmaps be established efficiently and effectively.  Learn how to select and govern your cloud computing migration activities.

 Topic Areas:

  • Cloud Computing Overview
  • Enterprise Architecture cloud computing models
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Contracts and Service Level Agreements
  • Measures
  • Cloud Governance
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Policy
  • Incorporation of cloud attributes into the plans
  • SaaS/ PaaS/ IaaS planning considerations
  • Other frameworks for planning considerations
  • Risk mitigation and value propositions
  • Migration to the cloud
  • Industry best practices for cloud migration
  • Estimating in the cloud
  • Roadmap and plan approaches
  • Plan Monitoring
  • Plan Adjustments
  • Benchmarking and Reporting

  Upon completion of this workshop the student will be able to:

  • Understand how to establish realistic cloud computing plans for your organization
  • Understand how your existing tools, frameworks and documentation help accelerate building of flexible plans
  • Understand the available methods, techniques and tools that help establish comprehensive, realistic plans to an appropriate level of detail efficiently
  • Understand benchmarking maturity for cloud computing and key data of interest

 Exercises: Several case studies will be discussed and reviewed, involving your own scenarios and situations to help drive your own cloud plans.

 Of Interest to:  Functional Analysts, Business Analysts, Managers, Function Point Specialists, Estimators, Software Architects, Developers and others who have the responsibility to help plan for cloud computing initiatives.

Prerequisites:  None