We have talked with over 100 organizations with various IT environments that are either currently deploying or in the planning phase to build a Private Cloud. In this session we provide guidance on the requirements, roles, and processes to be successful in the planning and deployment of a private cloud. What are the problems and roadblocks an environment faces on the journey to become an efficient, automated, elastic and self-service set of business relevant services? We review the common roadblocks, processes, organizational changes and roles required to manage and deploy a successful private cloud implementation. Not intended to be an installation guide or a technical comparison of stacks.