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SRE Leaders Panel: SRE Adoption as Organizational Transformation

Blameless recently had the privilege of hosting SRE leaders Kurt Andersen, SRE Architect at Blameless, Vanessa Yiu, Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture at Goldman Sachs, and Tony Hansmann, Former Global CTO at Pivotal Software, Inc.
Apr 6, 2021
SRE Leaders Panel: SRE Adoption as Organizational Transformation

Blameless recently had the privilege of hosting SRE leaders Kurt Andersen, SRE Architect at Blameless, Vanessa Yiu, Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture at Goldman Sachs, and Tony Hansmann, Former Global CTO at Pivotal Software, Inc.

Apr 5, 2021
So you Want an SRE Tool. Do you Build, Buy, or Open Source?

In this blog post, we’ll cover the types of SRE tools available, why SRE tools can be helpful, and the pros and cons of buying, building, and open sourcing.

Apr 2, 2021
Product Update: Upgrade to Exporting your Retrospectives

Blameless is excited to announce an enhancement to our Incident Retrospective tool! The Export feature now allows for customizable retrospectives.

Mar 30, 2021
How to Analyze Incidents Better with the Right Metrics

In this blog post, we’ll cover common metrics in incident response as well as how to connect your incident metrics to customer happiness, measure an incident’s impact on development, and integrate your metrics into your cycle of learning.

Mar 23, 2021
SREview Issue #11 March 2021

Is it spring yet? Or spring still? Time sure is strange nowadays. At least we have a ton to look forward to in the next few weeks! Here are some of the most exciting Tweets, content, and events happening in the SRE and resilience engineering community this month.

Mar 22, 2021
How to Scale for Reliability and Trust

In this blog post, we’ll look at how to design services that can remain reliable while scaling, balance reliability and development velocity, respond to incidents using best practices, and build trust when incidents occur through good communication.

Mar 18, 2021
Product Update: Blameless Chatbot Beautification

Blameless’ Incident Resolution chatbot is getting a makeover. We’re excited to share how this change came about, what the revamp includes, and how Blameless customers can get the most out of it.

Mar 16, 2021
How to Analyze Contributing Factors Blamelessly

In this blog post, we’ll look at a definition for root cause analysis and contributing factor analysis, how to choose between RCAs and contributing factor analysis, and best practices for contributing factor analyses.

Mar 15, 2021
It's all Chaos! And it Makes for Resilience at Scale

In this blog post, we’ll look at how SRE and chaos engineering intersect, best practices for chaos engineering, and what experiments look like at different maturity levels.

Mar 9, 2021
How to Build an SRE Team with a Growth Mindset

In this blog post, we’ll cover what a growth mindset is and why it helps your SRE team, how to hire for a growth mindset, how to develop people into SREs with a growth mindset, and how a blameless culture empowers a growth mindset.

Mar 8, 2021
How We Built and Use Runbook Documentation at Blameless

Even if you don’t notice, you are executing runbooks everyday, all the time. When you have an incident in your day-to-day operations, you follow a series of ordered and connected steps to solve it. Learn how we use Blameless Runbook Documents and our thoughts while building this feature.

Mar 3, 2021
SRE as Organizational Transformation: Lessons from Activist Organizers

Activist organizers are in the business of changing minds and behaviors, leading decision-makers and traditional power holders in new directions. Here’s a curated list of their tips and practices that you can use to bolster your company’s transformation efforts.

Mar 2, 2021
SRE2AUX: How Flight Controllers were the first SREs

This is the story of the first 10 minutes of that mission, Apollo 12. Now you might be wondering, what does all this vintage space lore have to do with site reliability engineering in the 21st century? Well, I invite you to read on and find out.

Feb 23, 2021
SREview Issue #10 February 2021

Is love in the air? We think so. While we don’t have chocolate or flowers for you, we have something just as sweet. Here are some of the most exciting Tweets, content, and events happening in the SRE and resilience engineering community this February.

Feb 22, 2021
QA Engineers, This is How SRE will Transform your Role

In this blog post, we’ll break down how SRE transforms the role of QA, and highlight the improvements it brings for the team.

Feb 17, 2021
Getting Started as an SRE? Here are 3 Things You Need to Know.

In this blog post, we’ll look at key comprehensions and skills for an SRE, positions and credentials that can develop into the SRE role, and the career paths of some successful SREs.

Feb 16, 2021
4 Things you Need to Know about Writing Better Production Readiness Checklists

In this blog post, we’ll cover how to make a production checklist, why production checklists are helpful, keeping your checklist up to date, and how Blameless can help integrate your checklists.

Feb 9, 2021
4 Tips on Preparing for a [Great] Failure

In this blog post, we’ll look at SRE techniques for mitigating the impacts of system failure, including building runbooks, assessing with SLOs, monitoring metrics, and building a blameless culture.

Feb 8, 2021
Communication Tool Down? Here are 3 Ways to Handle it

With the rise of microservices, our systems rely on a complex ecosystem that involves many third-party vendors and tools. Some of the most important tools teams use daily are those for collaboration. So how can we plan for failure in systems outside of our control?

Feb 2, 2021
"I'm Just Doing my Job," An SRE Myth

SRE can help ensure that teams are customer-focused, even if the best way forward breaks the rules or requires you to re-write them. Two ways SRE accomplishes this are by fostering a culture of blamelessness and using SLOs to glean insights into the customers’ experience.

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