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Framework 2.0

  • Providing cloud strategy execution aligned with strategic business drivers, general IT strategy and sourcing strategy

  • Involving the business in cloud transition, supporting them in adopting new cloud solutions to increase business value

  • Facilitating an organisational structure that enables successful cloud use and building up necessary cloud knowledge and capabilities

  • Designing, building and continuously improving the cloud platform (including landing zones, IAM, connectivity and integration) for the sole purpose of serving the business

  • Fostering a culture where innovativeness leads, people learn and adapt quickly, responsibility and autonomy are embraced, and business & IT work seamlessly

  • Maintaining a desired speed of cloud adoption and digital transformation according to the cloud strategy and KPIs

    cloud strategy execution
  • Realising the optimal mix of cloud services, products and suppliers according to cloud strategy

    strategic sourcing
  • Creating cooperation amongst DevOps and value teams, IT, and the various cloud stakeholders to automate processes, and spread knowledge and competences so that the CCoE becomes obsolete

    business support
  • Supporting the deployment, change management and policy compliance of applications, infrastructure and services using automation pipelines by autonomously operating business teams

    cloud solution management
  • Acquiring full control of the cloud services provided by the CCoE and those supplied by external services and suppliers

    cloud services & supplier management
  • Enhancing and embedding organisation wide cloud expertise, proactively and continuously, so that a CCoE is not needed anymore for that purpose

    knowledge management
  • Reorganising teams, mandates and responsibilities, the way of working within and amongst those teams, so that competences and talents are optimally used

    organisation development
  • Providing for an effective and efficient cloud platform that is designed according to the guidelines and principles which is flexible with a high level of self service opportunities

    platform development
  • Enabling the business to increase innovation in a controlled way by providing a platform so the operational processes are automated as much as possible

    platform operations
  • Providing fully automated tooling, reporting and recovery in the area of security and compliance of the cloud platform and the solutions it serves

    security operations
  • Developing leadership styles that are based on a validated mission and vision allowing for continuous innovation

    innovative leadership
  • Creating common ground for digital transformation and cloud transition

    change management
    building blocks
  • Achieving and monitoring the objectives of the cloud strategy, during and post transformation

    strategic value tracking
  • Identifying and maintaining active relations with those stakeholders who are likely to contribute to successful transformation

    stakeholder management
  • Maintaining an enterprise architecture that fully supports and contributes to the realisation of the objectives of the cloud strategy

    cloud focused enterprise architecture
    building blocks
  • Selecting and contracting cloud partners and suppliers that bring strategic value and positively impact the creation of value for the organisation and business

    partner selection & contracting
  • Facilitating and managing full alignment of the services provided by the different cloud partners and suppliers for the purpose of (cost) efficiency and integration

    partner alignment
    building blocks
  • Building, maintaining and sharing sufficient cloud knowledge in the organisation

    knowledge building & sharing
  • Ensuring sufficient cloud expertise through accessible and efficient cloud training and certifications

    learning paths
    building blocks
  • Initially setting up and continuously optimising the responsibilities, tasks, roles and positioning of the CCoE in the organisation and in relation to other organisational components

    CCoE formation & positioning
  • Adopting a way of working through which the CCoE enables the organisation to adapt to business needs and organisational changes

    way of working & mandate
  • Shaping and facilitating cloud talent acquisition and development

    career & incentive management
    building blocks
  • Initial design and implementation of a cloud platform (foundation) and landing zones that perform checks, offers guidelines and services to be used by (DevOps) teams

    platform design & build
  • Creating, managing and deploying re-usable reference architectures to be used to build solutions

    reference architectures
  • Ensuring that the platform and solution architectures used are consistent with the principles and guidelines laid down in the enterprise architecture

    enterprise architecture alignment
    building blocks
  • Creating and evangelising core values that are in line with vision, mission and change process

    core values & vision
  • Creating support for change in the formal and informal network of the organisation

    leadership of change
    building blocks
  • Creating new rituals and stories that strengthen and develop new behaviour towards cloud

    storytelling & rituals
  • Creating an environment feeding a continuous drive for optimisation and innovation

    continuous improvement

cloud migration support

“Supporting teams in migrating workloads to the cloud”


“Migrating applications to cloud involves much more than a technical migration”

With the cloud strategy as a guide, applications can be efficiently migrated to the cloud. Even without a cloud strategy, this will happen, only less structured. 

The cloud strategy lays out the preferred migration strategy per application. Usually, according to the 6R-format: Rehost, Re-platform, Re-architect, Repurchase, Retain and Retire. Prior to migrating the application, the preferred migration strategy must be validated using a detailed gate analysis by assessing, among other things, technical feasibility, costs (business case), risks, privacy and security impact. The gate analysis may result in choosing a different application migration strategy, or even a different landing zone. The CCoE helps the teams with the gate analysis. The cloud strategy describes which gates are used by your organisation.

Once the definitive migration strategy has been determined, the actual migration must be planned and executed. Implementation of the cloud strategy is the responsibility of IT Management, in which it is supported by the CCoE. A migration plan is drawn up to achieve the intended goals of the cloud strategy. For individual teams, it is often difficult to determine the migration plans because an overview of the 'functional chain' is missing, and specific cloud knowledge can be lacking. The CCoE can facilitate by providing portfolio level oversight and coordination. 

The CCoE can also provide help to the teams to deliver the solution architecture. Especially at the beginning of the cloud strategy execution, teams may not have all the required knowledge or experience with cloud. Support to overcome technical impediments with regards to cloud during migration, is an important activity of the CCoE. In the end the objective for the CCoE is to support the teams to successfully migrate applications to cloud.

activities checklist


  • Validating the migration strategy per application by performing a detailed “gate” analysis
  • Helping the teams with drafting a business case
  • Helping the team with drawing up a migration plan
  • Supporting team with defining a solution architecture
  • Supporting teams with migration of an application
  • Monitoring implementation migration plan


  • Assisting migration by organising workshops on the portfolio level
  • Helping overcome technical impediments

cloud governance RASCI

cloud consultantresponsible
cloud architectsupporting
cloud security specialistconsulting
cloud developersupporting
cloud engineerconsulting
cloud analyst
product owner CCoEresponsible
cloud partners
DevOps teamaccountable
business stakeholder