The third phase in the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) is Planning. During this phase the topics covered are:
- Digital Estate
- Initial Organization Alignment
- Skills Readiness Plan
- Cloud Adoption Plan
There are three assets used to track the output of this phase that are critical to use.
|Cloud journey tracker
|Identify your cloud adoption path based on the needs of your business.
|Strategy and plan template
|Document decisions, as you execute your cloud adoption strategy and plan.
|Cloud adoption plan generator
|Standardize processes by deploying a backlog to Azure Boards using a template.
The first two of these were introduced in the previous phases but the cloud adoption plan generator is new to the planning phase. This uses Azure DevOps to build a backlog of items that will align your cloud adoption efforts to a standardized process. The use of this asset is covered in more detail in the slide deck and the notes section of the slides.
Extra Content and verbose slides
As always there is a ton of additional content in the notes sections of most slides to help prep you in using the deck. The content of the slides is quite verbose, far more verbose than what I would typically build. I prefer to use slides as guide for a conversation to keep myself on course as well as the audience. I tend to go deep when answering questions and usually encourage questions live during a presentation so I can end up down a rabbit hole and the slides are a great tool to get the presentation back on topic and to ensure I cover all the material. So, feel free to reduce the content of the slides if it works better for you. Typically, I would have someone attend a couple of presentations along with me when presenting this content, so they got a feel for the content and the flow of the presentations as well as get more knowledge of the subject before doing it themselves since we don’t have that opportunity I have included more content so that anyone can feel comfortable presenting this content after reviewing the slides a few times.