Case Studies

Cloud adoption with scalable ways of working


The Challenge

As part of a broader initiative looking at Data Centre optimisation the client had developed an in house team to operate as the Cloud Centre of Excellence to centrally manage standardisation across the target Cloud Platform.

The business problem was the team struggled in a number of areas in terms of Agile maturity and also a somewhat negative perception in the wider organisation around confidence of delivery to support broader initiatives.

The Perform Way

We initially worked with the team to establish a position against our Agile Maturity Assessment. This identified where the team required support focused on areas such as Use of Ceremonies, Team Roles, Tooling, Reporting, Stakeholder Management and Predictable Cadence.

Having identified the initial areas of focus we broke this down into an initial 3 month plan to work on the foundations and a recommended 3 months to iterate improve.

In parallel we worked with the stakeholders to establish Cross Team Ways of Working which controlled demand into the team and presented visibility of progress and priorities to the stakeholders.

Additionally, with a view to the people elements of a transition to cloud we worked with the business and key partners to develop a training approach to enable more resource to upskill in cloud technologies and add value linked to the future state technology model.

“Having worked with the team at Perform Partners for several years, they continue to deliver outstanding service from their reliable consultancy solution. The Perform Partners team have been fundamental in the success of delivering one of the largest cloud migrations in Europe. We have established and maintained a strong relationship built on trust, candid conversations and getting the job done. Their approach and engagement model has provided me with a solid consultancy service that works.”

Sarah Lucas, William Hill