Success with serverless technology can be seen in several ways
- The speed to deliver features will increase thanks to a lack of dependencies normally found with servers.
- Business objectives will be met on a more consistent basis.
Success with serverless technology depends on successful alignment and goal setting
- Alignment between the business unit and the technologists is key. You need buy-in on the core fundamental reasoning for why you're implementing serverless technology.
- Start with a major pain point, and if that transition is successful, you have a pattern to follow for future implementations.
- Set an ambitious goal, and then ask your team the best way to get there.
- Finding the right business use case to fit with the right technical use case is going to be critical in building serverless architecture.
- Ask the questions that matter most to your business, such as: Are we getting things to market faster? Are we providing our customers the functionality they desire? Have we created a more reliable product that our customers trust?
Getting started with serverless architecture starts with a few simple steps:
- Start with a small piece of an application you can chop off and independently build. It’s a good idea to start with a low-risk piece you can experiment with that won’t negatively affect the business.
- A large part of any kind of modernization effort is cultural and risk management, as well as process management.
- Identify some of the technical and cultural debt you'll need to uplift to ensure your organization is ready to absorb these new technology changes.
- Ensure the business doesn’t look at the IT department as a cost center but instead as a business partner. This empowers the IT department to help achieve business objectives.
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