Source: Amazon Mechanisms Workshop (internal course)
Mechanisms at Amazon
Circulated: July 12, 2019
What is a mechanism?
A complete process which converts inputs into desired outputs on an ongoing, recurring basis.
What is the value of a mechanism?
Allow us to learn and improve from historical defects.
Enable scalable process-based solutions.
Prevent tribal knowledge through documentation.
What are the components of a mechanism?
Tool: transforms inputs to outputs.
Adoption: set incentives for your stakeholders.
Inspection: ensure continuous delivery of desired outputs.