Next steps - AWS Prescriptive Guidance

Next steps

To properly set the stage for transformation, organizations require a diverse set of views, experiences, and leadership styles. No one leader or team can achieve what a cross-functional group of influencers and change agents can do together. This guide covered best practices for dealing with organizational changes, including:

  • Start small, but keep the end in mind.

  • Strive to define a future state model that the cloud affords, but also honor the cultural values that are core to your business.

  • Be intentional about how you drive change and bring people along on the journey, and do so through strong executive sponsorship, cross-functional leadership, defining what success looks like early in the journey, and learning through hands-on experience and delivering results.

  • Pilot what success looks like by establishing an initial cross-functional team, identifying a candidate workload or set of workloads to run on AWS, tracking clearly defined metrics, creating opportunities for continuous learning, and celebrating early wins.

By following these guidelines, you can set a foundation that can be emulated and scaled to other parts of the organization.