Defining the vision of where you see cloud services helping your organization is phase 1, step one. In this phase, we will begin to define the strategic vision and business outcomes, that will drive innovation and correlate that with your business drivers.
In this phase of the strategy planning, we validate systems in place and evaluate what changes are needed to achieve the future-state. This information will drive what infrastructure and processes we need to support the business from a cloud perspective.
Motivation and justification for change is the next step in phase 1. It is important to deliver a high degree of value to the business. . Benefits can come in many forms: increased productivity, improved public/business perception, reduced costs, streamlined processes or even reduced cycle time. This is known as a cost-benefit analysis and is as important as the strategy that was defined. This is the motivation for change and investment.