Educating Your Teams Through AWS
The AWS Well-Architected Framework is a fantastic tool but must be fully understood by all team members to be as effective as possible.
AWS Support offers a variety of options to help educate your teams about the Well-Architected Framework.
AWS Knowledge Center
The AWS Knowledge Center compiles FAQs for many of Amazon’s most popular web services. If your teams are unsure about certain aspects of AWS, they should start with the Knowledge Center.
AWS offers services from security to cloud services, to messaging. Before delving into the Well-Architected Framework’s specifics, the Knowledge Center can help your team members get a feel for what AWS is all about.
For more specific details about the Well-Architected Framework, including information about each pillar and how to best achieve them, have your team members visit the AWS Documentation pages.
They include whiteboard pages with a general overview of the Framework, as well as detailed descriptions of each of the five pillars.
There are also helpful answers to FAQs that your teams might have about specific best practices.
Compliance with the Framework is vital to ensuring your company runs as smoothly as possible. To educate your teams on how to achieve and maintain compliance, direct them to the AWS Compliance page.
There, they can find guides on specific compliance actions and handbooks focusing on particular areas of the Framework.
If a member of your team has a question that is too specific for general FAQs and guidebooks, post the question at AWS Discussions. In this forum, your team members can interact with AWS staff and other users of the Well-Architected Framework.
Your team member might find their answer faster through the AWS Discussions page, especially for narrow or unusual questions.
AWS Training and Certification
To ensure your team is entirely secure in their knowledge of the Well-Architected Framework, consider signing them up for courses through the AWS Training and Certification page.
Particularly for team leads or pivotal team members who work closely with the Framework, a training course can provide stability. Once trained, these team members can answer questions and offer more in-house support.
Work with a Well-Architected Partner
Even after thoroughly educating your team on how to use the Well-Architected Framework, it can be beneficial to check your compliance through a Well-Architected Review.
WOLK is an experienced, knowledgeable partner and can help you to ensure compliance.