To enable cross team collaboration and help drive the conversation, you need to identify the relevant stakeholders for your organization.

The following groups are meant to help identify the stakeholders responsible, accountable, or that need to be informed, so when decisions need to be made, they are all present when the decisions happen. This reduces the time it takes to identify who is responsible or accountable for the decisions when you involve them from the beginning. They will also be accountable to establish the defined capabilities within their environment.

Central IT

Responsible for central IT functions within your organization. Typically, they provide standards IT services, data center operations and other infrastructure functions.


Responsible for managing the cloud spend and budget. These stakeholders manage licenses, saving plans, and set budgets. They usually work to implement FinOps practices and drive the adoption of cost aware applications.


Responsible for networking connectivity and are typically responsible for deploying firewalls. Are able to establish VPNs and modify firewall rules, and other networking related topics.


Responsible for the day-to-day tasks perform of the environment. They maintain centralize repositories, run operational runbooks to ensure the environment is ready, and are in usually in charge of deploying changes to the shared infrastructure, pipelines, and shared repositories where templates are stored.


Security for AWS is job zero. The security stakeholders usually are responsible for Incorporating security best practices into your environment and workload development is very important to protect your data, customers data, and IP.

Software Engineering

Responsible for the development and deployment of your workloads on your cloud environment. They are consumers of shared services. Stakeholders within this area create reusable products and templates for the different workloads and environments.