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Establishing FinOps Culture

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The word “Kuleana” is Hawaiian for “Responsibility”. Kuleana encourages us to be accountable for all that we do and is the “ability to respond” to whatever is happening.

With this in mind, this capability is about creating a movement to establish cultures of accountability so that your organization understands the practice of cloud cost management is really about leveraging FinOps to accelerate the creation of business value.

An organization’s FinOps culture embraces a long term roadmap of transformation and continuous improvement across all the FinOps Domains at each stage of FinOps Maturity.

Maturity Assessment




Functional Activity

As someone in a FinOps Practitioner role, I will…

As someone in a Business/Product role, I will…

As someone in a Finance role, I will…

As someone in a Procurement role, I will…

As someone in an Engineering/Operations role, I will…

As someone in an Executive role, I will…


Measure(s) of Success & KPI

Measures of success are represented in the context of cloud costs and may include one or more key performance indicators ( KPI ), describe objectives with key results ( OKR ), and declare thresholds defining outliers or acceptable variance from forecasted trends.


the information used that contributes to the measure(s) of success listed above; information here may include specific datasources, reports or any relevant input