Organizational Change and Culture for Adopting Google Cloud


Organizational Change and Culture for Adopting Google Cloud

Author: Google Cloud

This series of courses introduces Google Cloud concepts and some of the important ways organizations manage culture and change while transitioning to Google Cloud. Included is an... Read more

  • Explain what cloud technology is and the top reasons the cloud era is revolutionizing business
  • Identify the core change patterns when modernizing existing applications or building new ones using GCP
  • Define machine learning and how it can be used to create business value.
  • Identify ways cloud technology can create more value in your day-to-day work and for your overall organization
  • Understand the fundamental changes in cost management when shifting from on-premise to a single or hybrid-cloud IT infrastructure and core GCP billing and cost management concepts
  • Identify the core change patterns when modernizing existing applications or building new ones using GCP
  • Understand the psychology of change and where your team is on the change curve
  • Create a communication plan to lead others and deal with resistance
  • Recognize today’s top cybersecurity challenges and the importance of a shared responsibility plan for maintaining data security and privacy
  • Describe the technical and cultural fundamentals of SRE and its value
  • Identify where SRE can be applied within their business


No prior knowledge is needed.

Organizational Change and Culture for Adopting Google Cloud

Directors and other business decision makers; Product, Program and Project Managers; Individual contributors interested in how organizations can manage change and culture when moving to Google Cloud

Business Transformation with Google Cloud

by Google Cloud

Mar 4, 2021 / 3h 1m

3h 1m

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What is cloud technology or data science and what’s all the hype about? More importantly, what can it do for you, your team, and your business? If you want to learn about cloud technology so you can excel in your role, help build the future of your business and thrive in the cloud era, then the Business Transformation with Google Cloud course is for you. Through this interactive training, you’ll learn about core cloud business drivers—specifically Google’s cloud—and gain the knowledge/skills to determine if business transformation is right for you and your team, and build short and long-term projects using the “superpowers” of cloud accordingly. You’ll also find several templates, guides, and resource links through the supplementary student workbook to help you build a custom briefing document to share with your leadership, technical teams or partners.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Why cloud technology is revolutionizing business
  3. Foster an innovation culture
  4. Define the ideal business transformation challenge
  5. Build trust with availability, security, and compliance
  6. Build a business case for your transformation challenge
  7. Conclusion

Google Cloud Product Fundamentals

by Google Cloud

Mar 8, 2021 / 2h 10m

2h 10m

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This course builds on the Business Transformation with Google Cloud course by taking you on a journey into the technology lens of an organization's transformation. Specifically, we'll explain how an organization can achieve digital transformation using Google Cloud's technology through the following categories: modernizing its IT infrastructure, upgrading the way in which its teams develop applications that run a business, how it can leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence to build new value, how using cloud-based productivity tools like GSuite are essential to the way work gets done, and understand the cost management opportunities and challenges that come with a changing cloud-based IT infrastructure. Throughout the course, we'll explain core concepts such as compute, applications, security, APIs, databases, and their roles in digital transformation. You'll also learn about specific examples where different cloud technology has been used and the benefits they've created for individuals and companies globally. More importantly, we'll equip you with the knowledge you'll need to either lead or influence digital transformation projects, collaborating with the right stakeholders.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome to Google Cloud Product Fundamentals
  2. Modernizing IT Infrastructure with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  3. Building Applications with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  4. Transforming business with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  5. Transforming the way work gets done
  6. Understanding cloud cost management
  7. Summary

Managing Change when Moving to Google Cloud

by Google Cloud

Jul 1, 2020 / 32m


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Moving to the cloud creates numerous opportunities to start working in a new way and it empowers the workforce to better collaborate and innovate. But it’s also a big change. Sometimes the success of the change hinges not on the change itself, but on how it’s managed.

This course will help people managers to understand some of the key challenges associated with cloud adoption, and provide them with a verified in-the-field framework that will assist them in supporting their teams on the change journey. By addressing the human factor of moving to the cloud, organizations increase their chances of realizing business objectives and investing in their future talent.

Table of contents
  1. Managing Change when Moving to Google Cloud

Developing a Google SRE Culture

by Google Cloud

Sep 13, 2021 / 1h 52m

1h 52m

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In many IT organizations, incentives are not aligned between developers, who strive for agility, and operators, who focus on stability. Site reliability engineering, or SRE, is how Google aligns incentives between development and operations and does mission-critical production support. Adoption of SRE cultural and technical practices can help improve collaboration between the business and IT. This course introduces key practices of Google SRE and the important role IT and business leaders play in the success of SRE organizational adoption.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome to Developing a Google SRE Culture
  2. DevOps, SRE, and Why They Exist
  3. SLOs with Consequences
  4. Make Tomorrow Better than Today
  5. Regulate Workload
  6. Apply SRE in Your Organization
  7. Final Assessment
  8. Course Resources