Step 4: Make Improvements and Measure Progress - AWS Well-Architected Tool

Step 4: Make Improvements and Measure Progress

After deciding what improvement actions to take, update the Improvement status to indicate that improvements are in progress.


                Picture showing changing the improvement status to In Progress.

As part of this improvement plan, one of the high risk items was addressed by adding Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Auto Scaling support to the workload.

From the Improvement items section, choose the pertinent question and update the selected best practices to reflect the changes. Notes are added to record the improvements, and then choose Save and exit to update the state of the workload.


                Picture showing updating an answer as part of an improvement plan.

After making changes, you can return to the Improvement plan and see the effect those changes had on the workload. In this example, those actions have improved the risk profile — reducing the number of high risk items from three to only one.


                Picture showing better risk scores after improvements.

You can save a milestone at this point, and then go to Milestones to see how the workload has improved.


                Picture showing better risk scores using milestones.