While you start, plan it all out !
As an AWS Solution Architect Associate, you have quite a bit of the business. In fact, you play a major part in taking it to the Cloud.
Before you start out on a project, take some time for this to sink in: you have quite a bit of the business.
Why do I say this? The reason is simple: to take your physical products and services and to put all of those into the Cloud, in data form, takes a good understanding of what the business is all about.
Once you understand what the business is all about, it becomes easy to put it all together in AWS terms.
In other words, you know what infrastructure your business is going to take up, and you become more and more adept at providing it.
Not without a good story, eh !
There was this IT company that wanted to expand their email marketing campaigns. They came up with a Cloud based platform that could connect quickly to email data scattered across the globe.
They used AWS to build an app in a very low code, modernized way. But before any of that was done, they made sure of one thing: the Solution Architects understood every bit of the business's products that were going to be marketed.
Now that is something different, isn't it. Why should technical staff know details about how the business actually works.
But it helped, because the Solution Architects understood the theme of the business well, and it helped them foresee the kind of resources the business would need in terms of AWS facilities and avoid last minute hassles of overutilization and shortage.
So you see planning helps. I would even go to the extent of saying that before you plan, get real with the responsibilities that lie with you.
When you plan with these at the back of your mind, you plan actively. Your plans aren't pie in the sky schemes, they are real plans about real technology, and how real people would be using your AWS handiwork !
Another thing about planning while you start your work : It helps you see how you can contribute to the business by putting across your touch through the AWS solutions you develop.
How? First, you understand the needs of the business. Then you build a plan around these. By doing that, you start thinking of ways and means by which you, yes you, can , in your own individual way, take are of these with an AWS platform.
So as an AWS Solution Architect Associate, plan you must. Plan with this in mind: You have quite a bit of the business. That will help your responsibilities sink in, and will affect the quality of AWS solutions you produce.
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