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Maximizing Your Cloud Immersive Approach

In my last post, we explored how Agile, DevOps, and the Immersive Intervention approach were key to ensuring productivity, collaboration, and communication in the modern enterprise. Though controversial, its implementation has been shown to work and foster more cohesive working environments.

I spent a great deal of time examining the human elements of the Immersive Intervention approach. As we spend nearly 25% of our weeks and nearly a third of our lives at work, finding ways to better collaborate with our peers is a goal of constant pursuit. In this blog post, we’ll examine the characteristics that describe the tools and cultural transitions organizational leaders should seek as they pursue the cloud, DevOps, and agile imperative.

  1. Focus on the what, not the how: In innovation, having something shiny is not nearly as helpful as knowing how to use it. After all, we remember Aesop’s Fable where the tortoise beat the hare despite being slower and less nimble. For an immersive culture to succeed, organizations need to focus on the end goal and not as much on the vehicle.
  2. Good enough is good: In the research that Rymer, et al conducted, they discovered that in addition to the right platform, having something that is functional is, in fact good enough. In an industry where feel tools have proven successful, finding one that does work is as good as any reason to move forward with a project.
  3. Retraining is inevitable: As organizations maximize their Immersive Intervention, business leaders will require retraining and must re-acclimate to the new paradigms of innovation. From the top down, it’s imperative that business requirements and technical needs must be simplified to meet the demands of Agile.
  4. Culture shift is inevitable, too: Alongside new retraining programs and open office changes will be the objections of all staff members. From new team dynamics to developer pairings to overall morale, team leaders will be responsible for ensuring that employees remain satisfied while keeping an open door for communication.
  5. Scalability and innovation are still challenges: The final point of consideration is that as hybrid cloud continues to grow, much of the integrations are still unproven and there is work to be done to prove concept. Technology leaders should remain patience and stay the course towards results while being ready to make changes on the fly. Technology was never meant to stay stagnant after all.

In all, it’s easy to examine this and believe that change is challenging. While the transition into the cloud may be cloudy for some, it does not have to be. Clarity can be achieved with the right strategies, goal-setting, and organizational buy-in. With our Innovation Lab¸ we have helped numerous organizations discover how cloud fits in their future, and we can do the same for you. Check out our video below:

Read part one here.

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Where do you stand as you look out into your cloud future? Share with us in the comments below or at how your organization is handling or looking at the transition and stay tuned for our final post in the series where we look at the final frontier of cloud – security.

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