- How critical is the application to your business?
- How frequently does it change?
- Who are your customers?
- Internal or external?
- Visual or transactional use of the system?
- What are the non-functional requirements (e.g., SLAs)?
- What is the lifespan of the application?
- What data privacy/compliance restrictions are there?
- What is your release strategy?
- How are things monetized (SaaS vs. legacy)? Is this changing?
- Is this a multi-tenant application, and if so, how do you plan to provide customers an assurance of security?
- What is your budget?
- What is your time frame?
- What are the expected cost savings and revenue generation?
- What is the commonly accepted definition of cloud native
- Describe your SDLC.
- What is your tech stack?
- Where are you deploying your application (on premises, public cloud, hybrid cloud, etc.)?
- Are there any specialized architecture requirements?
- What pipeline/automation exists today?
- What dependencies does your application have?
- What type of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is in place?
- How are services and infrastructure monitored?
- How portable are your apps from one environment to another?
- What is your deployment process? How automated is it?
- How is state maintained in your application?
- If this is a multi-tenant application, how are tenants isolated?
- Are you hiring new resources, or retraining experienced staff?
- Are you looking to reduce lock-in, or “go deep” with a cloud vendor?
- Is the organization structured so that teams can be self-sufficient rather than siloed?
- Is the organization prepared for automated deployment?
- What is your project management/development methodology (Agile, traditional, etc.)?
The title of each scorecard row represents a principle of cloud computing, usually the same for all clients.
Column 1 lists business or technical objectives, usually the same for all clients.
Column 2 lists ways to measure progress toward the objective. This should be the same for most, if not all, clients.
Column 3 shows current progress.
Column 4 lists the initiatives the organization is taking to achieve the objectives. These will vary by client.