How to Deliver PSO Cloud Plan

Want to understand how to guide your customer through the technical and architectural design work of planning their move to the cloud? This course is the place to start.

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3 day course
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A private training session for your team. Groups can be of any size, at a location of your choice including our training centres.

As a Google Cloud Partner, we’ve been selected by Google to facilitate the delivery of this three-day instructor-led course, where you’ll learn how to deliver the Cloud Plan service offering to your customers.

The aim of the course is to help you help customers build a strategic plan for their move to the cloud, looking at all the factors you need to consider in order to create a solid foundation for their solution.

Our practitioner will facilitate technical kickoff workshops to discuss cloud infrastructure and data concepts, and give guidance on technical and architectural design. Together, you’ll assess viable use cases, document requirements and create a plan and timeline for executing the actual build.

Our How to Deliver PSO Cloud Plan course is available as a private training session that can be delivered via Virtual Classroom, at our training centre in The Shard, or at a location of your choice in the UK.

Course overview

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at Google Cloud Partners in the following relevant job roles: Cloud consultants, technical project leads, Cloud architects, Cloud engineers, customer success managers and technical account managers.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Make use of the PSO Methodology for your customers’ cloud journey
  • Explain the value of the Cloud Plan service offering
  • Develop the skills necessary to deliver a Cloud Plan kickoff session
  • Recognise the best practices and watchpoints for different practice areas
  • Identify the key deliverables and logistical elements of delivering Cloud Plan
  • Locate and use the resources available to you when delivering Cloud Plan


Before attending this course you’ll need to have cloud consulting experience and be a Google Certified Professional, either certified in Cloud Architect or Data Engineer. You’ll also need to have access to Cloud Connect Partners and should have completed the Introduction to PSO Methodology online training. We recommend that you complete the Architecting with Google Cloud: Design & Process training prior to taking this course.

Course agenda

Module 1: PSO Methodology Review
  • Why Cloud Discover: ML?
  • When to do Cloud Discover: ML?
  • Who are the key participants?
  • What is the scope of the service offering?
Module 2: Machine Learning Overview
  • Machine learning lifecycle
  • Principles of Innovation at Google
  • What is machine learning?
  • The importance of data
Module 3: Cloud Discover Ideation Exercise
  • Business problem and use case identification
  • Positioning business challenges based on feasibility
  • Brainstorming ML use cases
  • Categorising the ML use cases
  • Assessing business value of implementation
Module 4: Data Exploration
  • Data understanding and transformation
  • Identifying data sources
  • Data SME interviews
  • Data qualification
Module 5: Analysis & Recommendations
  • Overview of summary report
  • Qualification and analysis of top use cases
  • Create recommendations and comparison chart for summary report
Module 6: Next Steps & Wrap-up
  • Overview of Cloud Deploy: Machine Learning for Minimum Viable Model (MVM)
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