Optimize your organization’s cloud journey with a Cloud Center Of Excellence

The cloud has become a foundational part of the business and digital transformation journeys of many organizations. The Google Cloud Professional Services team has learned through working with our customers that a Cloud Center of Excellence (COE) is one of the ways that enterprises can get to the cloud faster and maintain stronger alignment between their business strategy and cloud investments.A Cloud COE can help accelerate cloud adoption benefits in a number of ways including:Driving momentum across the organizationDeveloping reusable frameworks for cloud governanceManaging cloud knowledge sharing and learning initiativesOverseeing cloud usage and plans for scaleAligning cloud offerings to the larger organizational strategyFurther, we’ve observed that successful Cloud COE teams exhibit many of the following characteristics:Multidisciplinary: Members of the team reflect the diverse perspectives of the stakeholders in the organization.Empowered: Team members have decision-making authority without need for higher-level sign-off.Visionary: They take a multi-project viewpoint to understand repeatability and long-term benefits or goals for the organization.Agile: The team understands how to deliver short-term wins such as short development cycles and an iterative approach to building products.Technical: The Cloud COE should include experienced individuals with a history of architecting and building past solutions within the organization.Integrated: Individual members come from existing areas of the business to allow for easy integration into existing teams and organizational constructs.Hands-on: The group includes individuals who are able to do the hands-on work needed to build and test cloud solutions.Google Cloud Professional Services is excited to release a new whitepaper that can help guide your organization through the process of building a Cloud COE to meet your needs both now and in the future. “Building a Cloud COE” is closely aligned with the Google Cloud Adoption Framework and is a practical guide for organizations looking to build or evolve their Cloud COE.To learn about how to build a Cloud Center of Excellence, download the whitepaper for practical guidance and strategies.
Quelle: Google Cloud Platform

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