September 8: What is a Mechanism at Amazon?

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Source: Fact of the Day 1
Published: September 2021

What is a Mechanism at Amazon?

What is a mechanism?

A complete process that 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.

  • Preserve institutional 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.

This fact is a continuation of yesterday’s fact :

Fact of the Day 1
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