Strategy is the second phase in the cloud adoption framework (CAF). Below is the slide deck I use when discussing this phase with customers. During this phase you define the business and expected outcomes. For example, a common business outcome is to save on costs for an internally hosted website. It is a common misconception that the main driving factor for moving to the cloud is cost savings, but this is a perfect scenario to uncover that business outcome and reset that outcome. While it is possible to save money moving to the cloud because of tax laws and capex vs opex it’s not very common. Defining expected outcomes can vary widely but more common ones include fully redundant, geographically redundant, agile support, DevOps support, updating versions, so on.
The slides include notes on each slide to help educate the presenter and provide context for a discussion during the presentation.