Recommended reading and talks
The following posts and talks moved me in one way or another, so I reccomend you read/watch them too.
Incident Analysis: How Learning is Different Than Fixing - John Allspaw - 2020 video. A few points resonated with me:
- Severity of the incident has nothing to do with how difficult and interesting it was
- Good postmortems are stories - they use typical story-telling techniques and are interesting to read
- Often postmortems become box-ticking exercises. Many postmortems are written to be filed, not read. This happens even in pioneering SRE orgs like Google.
Andrew Clay Shafer - SRE as She Is Spoke - 2022 video.
- Are you SRE?
- Are you DevOps?
- Are you a new buzzword?
- Who cares!
- KNOW YOUR “ONE JOB” AND DO IT FIRST and follow-up