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We're building the best way for your whole organisation to respond, review and learn from incidents. This is where we talk about how and why.


Article

Learning from incidents - Formula 1

Picture the scene. You’re the head engineer at a Formula 1 racing team, and moments away from the start of a race when a minor mistake by your driver sees your car damaged on the way to the grid. You…

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

9 min read
Interview

Industry Interviews: Colm Doyle, Incident Commander at Slack

Welcome to our Industry Interviews series, where we speak to a variety of interesting people about everything incident management. Who are you, and what do you do? My name’s Colm Doyle (@colmisainmdom…

Stephen Whitworth

Stephen Whitworth

13 min read
Engineering

One, Two, Skip a Few...

The other day, we started getting strange reports from some customers of incident.io. Their incident identifiers — unique numbers to identify each incident — appeared to have jumped unexpectedly. One…

Pete Hamilton

Pete Hamilton

8 min read
Article

What is an incident?

Webster's Dictionary defines 'incident' as... just kidding, I'm not going to do that to you. But really, in a world where things go wrong in organisations all of the time, what should our threshold be for defining an incident?

Stephen Whitworth

Stephen Whitworth

3 min read
Article

Why more incidents is no bad thing

For a long time we've anchored ourselves to the notion that we should have fewer incidents, or none at all. It's hard to argue against — why wouldn't we want to fewer things to go wrong?

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

3 min read
Article

Incidents are for everyone

We’ve spent our lives building products customers love, but we've also been pulled into more incidents than we can count, ranging from small blips quickly solved, to massive incidents that required…

Stephen Whitworth

Stephen Whitworth

8 min read
Article

Don't count your incidents, make your incidents count

We can't have more than two major incidents per quarter. It happens all the time: senior folks at your company feel like things are out of control, and they attempt to improve the situation by…

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

5 min read
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