Moving to the Cloud

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About this course: The cloud is taking business by storm. In fact, due to the extraordinary growth of the cloud, it has been described as a tornado, not a fluffy white floating object! Commercial research analysts consider cloud as one of the most significant trends with a potential to change the whole global IT industry. Governments, including those in the US, Britain, and Australia, have cloud-first policies now in place which mandate cloud over non-cloud services in ICT procurement. But CIOs and other senior executives, while it's on the majority of their agendas, aren't sure what it really means for their organisations - how to leverage the benefits, control the commercials, manage …

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About this course: The cloud is taking business by storm. In fact, due to the extraordinary growth of the cloud, it has been described as a tornado, not a fluffy white floating object! Commercial research analysts consider cloud as one of the most significant trends with a potential to change the whole global IT industry. Governments, including those in the US, Britain, and Australia, have cloud-first policies now in place which mandate cloud over non-cloud services in ICT procurement. But CIOs and other senior executives, while it's on the majority of their agendas, aren't sure what it really means for their organisations - how to leverage the benefits, control the commercials, manage the business risk, and adapt their organisations. While it is important to set requirements, negotiate commercials (terms, service level agreements, and pricing), and sign the contract - it is also critical that we develop a clear plan for ‘Moving to the Cloud’ which realigns our business architecture, organization and most importantly our people. This course provides the answers that management must know to be successful and realise the benefits: • Where should I go cloud? • What are the commercials? • Where is my leverage? • How do I realign my business practices and architecture? • How do I gear up my people and structure my organisation? View the MOOC promotional video here: http://tinyurl.com/hvtz2ph

Who is this class for: The course is targeted at the middle to senior management level and addresses the business issues of legacy organizations moving to the cloud. It will also be relevant for anyone with an interest in learning what an organization moving to the cloud needs to be aware of. You don't have to be of any particular personal or professional background to benefit from this course explicitly, but having some basic undergraduate study experience will be helpful to your learning (particularly if in a business, IT or a commerce related field).

Created by:  The University of Melbourne
  • Taught by:  Rod Dilnutt, Dr

    Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne
  • Taught by:  Sara Cullen, Dr

    Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Module 1: Introduction



Thank you for joining us in Moving to the Cloud! We begin your first week of this course by bringing you up to speed on all things cloud. This includes the cycles of disruptive technology cycle, the history of cloud and the terminology that is currently in use. We will also introduce some fundamental cloud computing concepts including what cloud computing is and how it works. We are delighted that Professor Leslie Willcocks from the London School of Economics and Vince Kellen form the University of California (San Diego) will be joining us for guest lectures. We also have a debate on whether the cloud is the end of traditional IT outsourcing. Make sure to check out what your peers have said!


10 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome from Rod and Sara
  2. Video: Welcome from the University of Melbourne
  3. Вопрос для обсуждения: What do you hope to learn? Why are you taking this course?
  4. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Course Overview
  5. Video: Week 1 Overview: Cloud Computing
  6. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Start of Course Survey
  7. Video: Disruptive Technology: Where Does the Cloud Fit?
  8. Video: Student Debate: Is the Cloud the end of Traditional IT Outsourcing?
  9. Video: History of the Cloud
  10. Video: History of the Cloud with Leslie Willcocks
  11. Video: Cloudspeak
  12. Video: How Cloud Works with Shane Hercules
  13. Video: Demystifying the Cloud with Vince Kellen
  14. Вопрос для обсуждения: Will cloud be the end of ITO?
  15. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Outsourcing to the Cloud

Graded: 1. Introduction to the Cloud

WEEK 2


Module 2: Cloud Adoption



Welcome to the second week of Moving to the Cloud! In this module we will look at cloud adoption. First, from a macro perspective and then from the perspective of individual cases and experts. Our special guest interviewees are from Accenture, the Cloud Standards Customer Council, the Australian Taxation Office, and more. We will examine cloud computing in practice and common challenges for cloud buyers and sellers alike. We’ll also take a look at cloud first policies and some of the crucial first steps towards conducting your own due diligence when embarking on cloud computing projects.


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  1. Video: Week 2 Overview: Cloud Adoption
  2. Video: Cloud Adoption
  3. Video: Cloud Adoption Trends with Vince Kellen
  4. Video: Vendor and Client Challenges with Russel Ives
  5. Вопрос для обсуждения: Has the cloud jumped the chasm?
  6. Video: Governments Adopting Cloud
  7. Video: Cloud First Policies with Mike Baker
  8. Video: Student Debate: Should Federal Governments Move to the Cloud?
  9. Video: Using the Cloud - A Beginning
  10. Video: Adopting Cloud at the University of Kentucky with Vince Kellen
  11. Video: Adopting Cloud at the Australian Taxation Office with Mike Baker
  12. Video: Insights on Cloud Challenges with Claude Baudoin
  13. Video: Insights on Cloud Adoption with Rodrigo and Amir
  14. Вопрос для обсуждения: Factors to consider when moving to the cloud
  15. Video: Forming Requirements
  16. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Tricks and Traps of the Cloud

Graded: 2. Cloud Adoption

WEEK 3


Module 3: Cloud Commercials



Welcome to week three! At the end of this week you will be half way through the course. In this module we will become familiar with the commercial aspects of cloud. We will explore cloud contracts and the specific clauses to watch out for. Then we’ll take a look at some common KPIs in a cloud SLA and what they mean for the business. Some of our previous guest lecturers will also return to share their insights and experience. Lastly, we will investigate the complexity of pricing in cloud configurations and the different vendor charging models.


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  1. Video: Week 3 Overview: Cloud Commercials, Contracts, SLAs and KPIs
  2. Video: Introducing Cloud Commercials
  3. Video: The Cloud Contract
  4. Video: SLAs and KPIs
  5. Video: Cloud Contracts and SLAs with Rodrigo and Amir
  6. Вопрос для обсуждения: Will a cloud contract and SLA protect you?
  7. Video: Cloud Pricing
  8. Video: Cloud Pricing with Mike Baker
  9. Video: Cloud Pricing with Claude Boudoin
  10. Video: Cloud Pricing with Rodrigo and Amir
  11. Вопрос для обсуждения: Pricing cloud services
  12. Video: Cloud Issues with Claude Boudain
  13. Video: On Demand with Rodrigo and Amir
  14. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: IAAS Contracts

Graded: 3. Commercials

WEEK 4


Module 4: Getting Ready to Move



Welcome to the fourth week! This module is all about getting ready to move the cloud! There is more to moving to the cloud than signing the contract. We need to prepare our organization and muster our people. First, we will introduce: a model for managing the process of change and a capability maturity framework for assessing the “as-is” and “to-be” organizational states. Second, we shall explore the different areas of strategy, architecture, processes, structure, governance and relationships - organizational areas that need to be considered when taking advantage of the cloud. We will also have a couple of student presentations on the differences between cloud and traditional on premise, and generic principals for the adoption of cloud computing technology.


11 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Week 4 Overview: Getting Ready to Move
  2. Вопрос для обсуждения: Which of the organization elements are the most important to consider first?
  3. Video: Getting Ready to Move
  4. Video: Managing Change
  5. Video: Capability Maturity
  6. Вопрос для обсуждения: What is your experience with capability frameworks?
  7. Video: Cloud and Traditional On-Premise Computing
  8. Video: Business Architecture
  9. Video: Generic Principles for Cloud Adoption: Student Presentation
  10. Video: Processes
  11. Video: Organization
  12. Video: Governance
  13. Video: Impact on Roles
  14. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Organisational Change Management - Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 & 8

Graded: 4. Getting Ready to Move

WEEK 5


Module 5: On the Move



Welcome to the fifth week! This module explores the importance of planning, involving stakeholders and identifying then managing relationships within organizations. We learn to develop a change agenda, identify critical success factors, and discuss the management practices required to navigate challenges that may surface. We also introduce a proven methodology for undertaking change projects and close with three student presentations that provide a uniquely different context to what is covered in the lectures.


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  1. Video: Week 5 Overview: Planning the Transition
  2. Video: Planning the Transition
  3. Video: The Actors
  4. Video: Relationships
  5. Video: Emotional Intelligence
  6. Video: Managing Change when Moving to the Cloud - Individual Impact: Student Presentation
  7. Video: Developing the Change Agenda
  8. Video: Change Management Practices to Address Cloud Challenges: Student Presentation
  9. Video: The Process of Change
  10. Video: Change Management in IT Outsourcing: Student Presentation
  11. Вопрос для обсуждения: Describe your involvement in a change project
  12. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Organisational Change Management: Chapters 4, 9, 11, 14 & 15

Graded: 5. Planning the Transition

WEEK 6


Module 6: Arriving in the Cloud



Welcome to the final week! We have had such an exciting journey learning about all things cloud! We have explored the adoption and commercial issues and redesigned the way we think about the challenges from different points of view. In this module we learn the journey is far from over and we consider how we can consolidate new ways of working into a cloud culture. We explore the importance of ongoing communication, building awareness, as well as barriers, enablers, tips and traps for making sure the cloud journey becomes fully institutionalized. Additionally, we have two student presentations and finish with an interview with Anthony Wong, President of the Australian Computer Society.


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  1. Video: Week 6 Overview: Arriving in the Cloud
  2. Video: Consolidation
  3. Video: Creating the Cloud Culture with Leslie Wilcocks
  4. Вопрос для обсуждения: How would you create a 'cloud culture'?
  5. Video: Building Awareness
  6. Video: The Importance of Communication
  7. Video: Preparing the Individual
  8. Video: Information Security Needs and Controls: Student Presentation
  9. Video: Barriers and Enablers
  10. Video: Organisational Challenges When Adopting E-learning and MOOCs: Student Presentation
  11. Video: Now We Have Moved
  12. Video: The Cloud Standards Council with Claude Baudoin
  13. Video: The Future of Cloud: Predictions by our Expert Panel
  14. Video: Employee of the Future with Anthony Wong
  15. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Organisational Change Management: Chapters 9, 10, 14 & 15
  16. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Academic Integrity
  17. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: End of Course Survey

Graded: 6. Consolidation
Graded: Cloud Case Study: UniMelb-MedTech
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