Amazon Tours

Today I did the virtual tour offered by Amazon. In Spain is an event where you visit some sections of Barcelona, Madrid and Sevilla fulfilment centers. It’s very interesting for understanding some basic things about how the work is divided, structured and industrialized to the limit. You just see what’s being done in the fulfilment … Read more

Creation of Products in Amazon

These lines are written as notes from the book “Working backwards“. It focuses on how the authors described how they build products as Kindle, Fire… You can perfectly tell me: this is done by many companies. And you are right. My point is to represent this process using Wardley Maps and highlight some important aspects … Read more

AWS Honeycode

Honeycode is the low-code service in beta version being implemented by Amazon. Things I have noticed: The features are very basic, the templates available basic too. The customers using it are not top tier customers. It’s beta. The number of vacancies opened in amazon.jobs is low and last role available is from April 2022. The … Read more

Print on Demand Services

Since 2015 – 2018 there are different print on demand services available around the world that enable designers to produce and commercialize their products in different geographic areas. The main products sold on this way are shirts, pullover hoddies, zip hoddies and other type of textile products. There are other vendors that offer mugs, caps, … Read more

Making decisions patterns

This is a card for my poor memory about practical ways to make decisions. The Eisenhower Decision Matrix The classic: Making decisions as in Amazon This is not an official way to make decisions in Amazon, but I found it in “Working Backwards” book and I find it useful. Mindset to adopt depending on the … Read more

Amazon, sensing engines (ILC: innovation – leverage – commoditize)

This is an example of the gameplay sensing engines, focused on how Amazon does it (basic explanation). ILC comes from “innovation – leverage – commoditize”, Let others to innovate. Use metadata to identify patterns (leverage). Commoditize the “pre-existing act”. This is the map: The summary about the “Amazon, sensing engines” map: Point 1: shaving machine … Read more

Amazon strategy

Background and purpose This post tries to translate some of the elements of Amazon’s strategy into Wardley Map syllabus. The strategy cycle This is the strategy cycle proposed by Simon Wardley, let’s see how Amazon works its own cycles. 1.- Purpose (who we are) Amazon is guided by four principles: Amazon strives to be Earth’s … Read more

Working Backwards, a book and a method

This book contains insights, stories, and information from Amazon. Written by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr (summary). Table of contents of the Book The Leadership Principles The Bar Raiser Process Single Threaded Leadership Narratives and the Six Pager PR/FAQs — The Working Backwards Process Controllable Input Metrics Wrapping Up Bar raiser process “Bar raiser” is … Read more