More and more companies start Cloud Computing Projects, with a lot of Startups also among them. But what do you have to take into account when you start a new Cloud Computing Project? Is it save to just start or should you consider some best practices in project management? And if so, what do you need to do regarding Cloud Computing? In this article we will give a brief overview on what is necessary to get started with Project Management for Cloud Computing.
Project Management itself consists of the following 5 Iterations:
The first iteration, Project Initialisation, basically starts when someone realizes that there is a need for a project or someone has a business idea. Normally, you start building some KO-Criterias, like feasability or already existing products/platforms. If your project “passes” these KO-criterias, you might move on on evaluate Project Risks. This task often comes with a SWOT-Analysis. In a SWOT-Analysis you check the project for Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threads. Another important factor to analyse are the Stakeholders, since they can take affect on the project. Stakeholders are people or organizations that have a special interest in the project or product, such as the top-management, customers, owners or co-workers.