How to Write a Post Mortem – Server Density

An article from David Mytton, CEO of Server Density, on how they write their postmortems.

When sufficiently elaborate systems begin to scale it’s only a matter of time for some sort of failure to happen.

Failure sucks, at the time, but there are significant learnings to be had. Taking the time to extract every last bit of insight from failure, is an invaluable exercise. We’d be robbing ourselves of that gift if we skipped postmortems.

So, despite the grim sounding name, we appreciate postmortems here atServer Density (and we’re in good company, it seems).

Keep reading to find out why.