Postmortem Template

I have meant to publish this for a while. This document is my rough post-mortem template that I use for outages.

Google Doc Postmortem Template

Many Google postmortems and postmortems at other organizations I worked at inspired the general structure of this document.

I hope you find it useful.



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This week was great. Week 2 at the campaign, and I'm still #happy. At some point burnout will probably set in, but I've got time. In terms of media I consumed, there was some definite good stuff.

I had such high hopes for productivity today (Sunday, Day 54). Instead I spent it walking and talking with fantastic people. Breakfast and Lunch were in Park Slope with the thoughtful @saturnial. Between Lunch and Dinner, I enjoyed the company of Courtney, who walked with me from the Williamsburg Bridge to Grand Central Station. And then I had a wonderful dinner with @frewsxcv. Finally, in an attempt to avoid the still broken D train, I decided to take an UberPOOL (which I hadn't taken since I left SF). I was matched with @pierrevalade, who was an absolute delight to talk to about software and big companies.

Apple's new macbook is interesting if you think of it as a direct competitor to Google's Pixel. The Macbook blows the Pixel out of the water, except for ports, and makes me skeptical if I could switch to it. Chrome OS is the real reason I don't want to switch to the Pixel (and the weight).