Having a structured and well-defined project is nothing without the right team. Today we talk about or cloud migration team structure. Which roles are the most important ones, and what skills do they need to possess.
Our core cloud migration team usually consists of 4 members: project manager, solution architect, DevOps engineer, and SysOps engineer - let's cover each one in more detail.
Project management plays an essential role in every complex project. Project managers in IT take care of project planning and phases; they help resolve roadblocks and ensure that the project satisfies project requirements and is delivered on time.
Project managers must have the following three skills.
Solution architecture is the process of creating a set of 'enterprise solutions, applications, and processes that integrate with each other to address specific needs and requirements.' Gartner defines solution architecture as an architectural description of a specific technical solution.
A solution architect is a person responsible for planning and designing a technical solution. Solution architect leads the development of a technical solution to satisfy business, information and technical requirements.
A solution architect is a person with 10+ years of experience in various areas of IT and has a broad knowledge of different technologies, tools and techniques. Their job is to take a set of requirements and turn them into a robust and scalable solution.
Solution architects must have the following five skills.
DevOps is the model under which development and operations teams are joined into one single team. This practice emerged in recent years due to more complex deploy procedures and the need for more frequent software updates.
DevOps engineers close the gap between developers and system administrators. They take care of the processes, tools, and methodologies needed throughout the software deployment process.
DevOps engineer must have the following four skills.
SysOps stands for system operations. SysOps is an IT function that takes care of monitoring, operating and maintaining cloud infrastructure systems.
SysOps engineers are responsible for the functioning of the cloud environment on which other services can run.
SysOps engineer must have the following three skills.
In this article, we covered all the essential roles of a successful cloud team. The project manager is the person that drives the whole project and reports about the progress. The solution architect is the person that designs the architecture of the system based on the technical and business requirements. DevOps and SysOps engineers implement the solution based on the system architecture.
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