Step 3: Review the improvement plan - AWS Well-Architected Tool

Step 3: Review the improvement plan

Based on the best practices selected, AWS WA Tool identifies areas of high and medium risk as measured against the AWS Well-Architected Framework Lens.

To review the improvement plan:

  1. Choose AWS Well-Architected Framework from the Lenses section of the Overview page.

  2. Then choose Improvement plan.

For this particular example workload, three high risk issues and one medium risk issue were identified by the AWS Well-Architected Framework Lens.

                Picture showing the first part of the improvement plan.

Update the Improvement status for the workload to indicate that improvements to the workload have not been started.

To change the Improvement status:

  1. From the Improvement plan, click on the name of the workload (Retail Website - North America) in the breadcrumbs at the top of the page.

  2. Click on the Properties tab.

  3. Navigate to the Workload status section and select Not Started from the dropdown list.

                        Picture showing workload status dropdown.
  4. Navigate back to the Improvement plan from the Properties tab by clicking on the Overview tab and then clicking on the AWS Well-Architected Framework link in the Lenses section. Then click on the Improvement plan tab at the top of the page.

The Improvement items section shows the recommended improvement items identified in the workload. The questions are ordered based on the pillar priority that is set, with any high risk issues listed first followed by any medium risk issues.

Expand Recommended improvement items to show the best practices for a question. Each recommended improvement action links to detailed expert guidance to help you eliminate, or at least mitigate, the risks identified.