Pattern: Business Case

Before launching a cloud native transformation, an enterprise’s leadership must makesure the initiative is needed and that the benefits will justify the investment

Business Case

A company is experiencing pressure, whether from the market or internally, to moveto cloud native. The executive team is contemplating making the move to cloudnative, but there is little internal knowledge of cloud native tech and culture orunderstanding of its benefits.

In This Context

Cloud native transformations are a big commitment, requiring significant investment of budget, time, and team talent. Too many organizations, though, get caught up in the hype of the cloud conversation and make decisions without understanding how exactly a transformation fits their business needs and goals.The risk is especially high for organizations that have already established rapid and significant internal momentum toward making this move.


Create a formal business case to help educate the organization’s executive team, to evaluate how the transformation will serve the company’s goals, and to create a clear vision for where the organization is headed.


The business case for a cloud native transformation is clear. The company’s decision makers have a clear understanding of the initiative and the advantages it willconfer when complete. They are ready to move forward.