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BCS Kingston & Croydon - Oxfam Case Study - Feb 2013

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Slides from talk by Stewart Marshall and Graham Oakes to BCS Kingston & Croydon Branch on 12 Feb, 2013.

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BCS Kingston & Croydon - Oxfam Case Study - Feb 2013

  1. 1. Moving to the Cloud Oxfam’s JourneyMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 1
  2. 2. Contents Oxfam The Problem The Project Lessons Learned Discussion – what does it all mean?Moving to the CloudFeb 2013 2 kcdsTM
  3. 3. Moving to the CloudFeb 2013 3
  4. 4. Moving to the CloudFeb 2013 4 dogbomb
  5. 5. Burst PeakDemand  Base Time  Moving to the Cloud Feb 2013 5
  6. 6. Solution – variable capacity Best efforts Business hours only 7x24, highly responsiveMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 6 kcdsTM
  7. 7. TheProjectMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 7 Lachlan
  8. 8. Lessons LearnedMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 8 kcdsTM
  9. 9. Cloud is about economics, not technologyMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 9 dogbomb
  10. 10. Standards are still emergingMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 10 courtneyBolton
  11. 11. The marketfor cloud capacity is immatureMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 11 Sudhamshu
  12. 12. Manageability Matters as much as CapacityMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 12 clagnut
  13. 13. Application licensing constrains deploymentMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 13 RickC
  14. 14. Don’t get hung up on a nameMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 14 Олександр
  15. 15. Negotiation is akey part of the projectMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 15 net_efekt
  16. 16. You need internal skillsMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 16 Sister72
  17. 17. Cloud opens up other internal issuesMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 17 jronaldlee
  18. 18. a) We now had clearer visibility of the Discovery application portfolio Definition Ideation Support Launch Build b) We could now set up new servers / environments very quickly (creates sprawl if unmanaged, or an opportunity if managed) GovernanceMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 18 dogbomb
  19. 19. Application Portfolio high Differentiating apps, deliver Experimental How differentiating / competitive apps, building advantage now for the future innovative? (e.g. community (e.g. Enabler) fundraising) Commodity Commodity apps, critical to apps, support business operations operational (e.g. efficiency email, finance, HR) (e.g. intranet) low core peripheral How critical to operations?Moving to the CloudFeb 2013 22
  20. 20. Application Meta-Lifecycle high Differentiating Deliver deliver apps, Experiment Experimental How differentiating / competitive invest apps, building advantage now for the future innovative? (e.g. community (e.g. Enabler) fundraising) stabilise Commodity Commodity apps, critical to apps, support business operations operational (e.g. efficiency Commoditise email, finance, HR) Minimise (e.g. intranet) low core peripheral How critical to operations?Moving to the CloudFeb 2013 23
  21. 21. Development Style Experiment Deliver Commoditise MinimiseCycle Time: Days Weeks Months MonthsRelease Immediate 4-6 per annum 1-2 per annum 1 per annumCadence:Team: Small, co- Scrum Scrum? Outsourced located, x- function SWATApproach: Kanban Scrum Scrum? Spec & buyTransition to Extract key Re-architect: Retire Retirenext style: integrate more features, harden, and tightly with core integrate with apps & reduce operational cost core apps Moving to the Cloud Feb 2013 24
  22. 22. DiscussionMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 26 kcdsTM
  23. 23. Summary Cloud is a viable technology option The market is not yet mature You need skills to manage cloud vendors Cloud changes internal relationships and processesMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 27
  24. 24. Thank Yougraham@grahamoakes.co.ukSMarshall@oxfam.org.ukMoving to the CloudFeb 2013 28
  25. 25. Graham Oakes Ltd Making sense of technology…  Many organisations are caught up in the complexity of technology and systems.  This complexity may be inherent to the technology itself. It may be created by the pace of technology change. Or it may arise from the surrounding process, people and governance structures.  We help untangle this complexity and define business strategies that both can be implemented and will be adopted by people throughout the organisation and its partner network. We then help assure delivery of implementation projects. Clients…  Cisco Worldwide Education – Architecture and research for e-learning and educational systems  Council of Europe – Systems for monitoring compliance with international treaties; e-learning systems  Dover Harbour Board – Systems and architecture review  MessageLabs – Architecture and assurance for partner management portal  National Savings & Investments – Helped NS&I and BPO partner develop joint IS strategy  The Open University – Enterprise architecture, CRM and product development strategies  Oxfam – Content management, CRM, e-Commerce  Thames Valley Police – Internet Consultancy  Sony Computer Entertainment – Global process definition  Amnesty International, Endemol, tsoosayLabs, Vodafone, …Moving to the CloudFeb 2013 29

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