Prerequisites - Building a Cloud Operating Model


The Cloud Enablement Engine (CEE) should be aligned to the primary business objectives and outcomes. This ensures that the success of the cloud adoption will be measured in terms of business benefits from the outset and set the foundation for the operating model and prioritization of tasks. A critical prerequisite to the success is the endorsement of organizational leaders and commitment of executive sponsorship in the form of a Cloud Leadership Team. Successful cloud adopters are disrupting the status quo within their organizations. Without this sponsorship and backing, CEE’s will stall and slowdown.

For large multi-business unit organizations, the operating model may need to apply additional or alternative federated approaches, such as building a Community of Practice instead of central team.