Start With a Maturity Assessment

The starting point for any strategic initiative is determining the outcomes your business needs and a clear understanding of the gaps in current competencies, capabilities and culture.

Assessing the maturity of your people, processes and technology across key focus areas can help you:

  • Understand your current state, key challenges, and implications.
  • Determine the needs of your organization.
  • Identify and prioritize gaps to address.

Areas of Focus

Cloud Vision and Strategy

Level of support and culture needed to adopt technology. Executive sponsorship, commitment, organizational alignment, and strategy for cloud.

Business Outcomes and Goals

The value expected from the transformation, KPIs, level of alignment and achievement of business goals. Initiatives and constraints for cloud adoption.

Leadership, Governance and Processes

Processes, polices and ownerships. Data sovereignty and data locality. SLAs/SLOs for service delivery. Integration and alignment between teams.

Infrastructure, Data and Platforms

Infrastructure, data management, platforms, and level of standardization to deliver services. Degree of native cloud services adoption vs. IaaS consumption.

People, Tools and Enablement

IT roles and responsibilities, tools, vendor-specific products and level of standardization. Approach to enablement of cloud and IT teams.

Applications and Development

Strategy for designing, building, updating and maintaining applications in accordance with cloud-native principles. Adoption of CI/CD pipelines.

Security Controls, Operations and Compliance

Identity and access management, devices, users, network and data security controls. Security posture, operating model, and reporting policies. 

Engage with Executives

Create and document a vision for the journey

Agree where to start and what to prioritize

Identify the effort required to analyze competencies

Quantify the expected value

Gain executive and stakeholder buy-in

Determine the Journey

After you have identified the areas for improvement, assess your current capabilities in each area and identify gaps.

Determine the journey that will help you achieve your business goals. The journey may be:

  • Strategic such as app and cloud modernization or transforming to an anywhere workspace.
  • Tactical or use case driven such as workload migration or implementing disaster recovery.

Strategic Journeys

Leverage a comprehensive model to identify the capabilities required for larger modernization and transformation initiatives.

App and Cloud Competency Model

Capabilities to enable cloud infrastructure and operating model across public, private, and multi-cloud environments; support modern app development and deployment; and enable IT and dev teams to deliver and manage any app on any cloud on any device.

Anywhere Workspace Competency Model

Capabilities that end-user computing and infrastructure teams need to modernize current processes and systems to better support employees across devices regardless of location.

Develop the Plan

Identify the Steps

Determine the specific activities needed to deliver the required capabilities.

Develop a High-Level Plan

Create workstreams and timelines aligned with business milestones.

Project the Benefits

Estimate cost savings, velocity, risk avoidance, revenue increase, social impact, CSAT and ESAT.


Get the Guidance You Need

Leverage the VMware Well-Architected Framework for technical guidance and a consistent approach to prepare for implementation.
Digital Workspace Journey Model

After your journey and required capabilities are defined, take advantage of prescriptive guidance and best practices.

Understand what is needed to implement your solution and assess the impact to your organization.

Implement Your Multi-Cloud Solution

Adopt a holistic approach to architect, deploy, integrate, and operationalize your VMware Cloud environment


Define the scope and requirements


Migrate workloads, refactoring existing applications or building new applications


Define new roles and skills, automate operational processes, and increase visibility across the environment 


Activate, deploy, configure, and integrate the environments


Protect and secure the network, workloads, and data

Measure Your Success

Iteratively measure adoption and consumption and validate outcomes.

Cloud Visibility

Measure cost, usage, performance, configuration, security, and availability across all your clouds broken down by business groups, applications, or users.

Cloud Governance and Automation

Evaluate in-band and out-of-band guidelines and guardrails including percent of policies in compliance, time saved as a result of policies, and time to remediate security violations.

Cloud Optimization

Include rightsizing savings, time to perform tasks, effective cost per resource, number of security lapses, and number of assets that do not meet security standards.

Business Integration

Quantify cloud spend as a percentage of revenues, time to bring new services to market, CSAT and ESAT.

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