As virtualization has become more widespread, IT shops have started approaching it more strategically. But it started out as a tactical, cost-cutting move. Cloud computing is fundamentally more strategic. Although hybrid clouds can be adopted in an evolutionary way, this change in mindset means that cloud deployments, like other strategic IT projects, benefit from a degree of process—even if it’s lightweight process. This whitepaper outlines one such approach based on research from the IT Process Institute.