Project 4 Cloud

Project 4 Cloud

1 September 2015

It is now undeniable that Cloud Computing is a strategic technology trend for most organizations. More and more of them are moving an increasing number of capabilities to the Cloud. Cloud Computing is often perceived as a paradigm shift by IT people and once the decision to move parts of IT to the Cloud has been taken, the difficulties begin for project teams. To ensure success for these projects, Itecor has developed a specific approach for customers to follow. Project4Cloud is a set of project life cycle, accelerators and Itecor best practices related to the Cloud Computing paradigm. Project4Cloud is strictly dedicated to the management aspects of “Cloud” projects and covers three main types of projects:

– Functional projects such as application shadowing (take-over of a full set of services of a new application or set of applications such as 24×7 support, application upgrade, security and access management).
– Technical projects such as infrastructure migration through a fast, efficient, and non-disruptive process, from transition to change management, hosting and ongoing support.
– Service projects such as set-up of infrastructure maintenance, performing routine maintenance, patching the operating systems, and attempting to recover from service and hardware failures.

All these project types include T2P (Transition to Production), contracting practices, and governance implementation (roles and responsibilities, risks, escalation and complaint processes).