Mechanisms at Amazon

Source: Amazon Mechanisms Workshop (internal course) Published: 2018

Source: Amazon Mechanisms Workshop (internal course)
Published: 2018

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.