Developing a Comprehensive Governance Framework for the Cloud
Cloud computing is central to digital transformation. It enables organisations to procure their IT on-demand and as-a-service, scaling up and down as required. But cloud is complex and challenging. And services are often procured ad hoc with no oversight or synergy.
This eBook (PDF) presents an oversight framework for the IT cloud based on five basic governance principles, and Agile and Lean practices. It shows how to use bimodal to leverage existing processes and map cloud governance to classical IT project governance that uses phase gates.
The framework is based on best industry practices, and is mature with >60 checklists to ensure a practical and effective governance process. It will be challenging to adopt in organizations wedded to linear thinking and/or a classical waterfall environment for projects.
In many cases organizations will try to redefine new and better practices so they fit into existing models of processes and cultural behaviour.