Tuning Blameless Postmortems

James Lim
James Lim
Jan 12, 2020 · 7 min read

How much are you learning from your postmortems?

The fire that never was. Photo by Piotr Chrobot on Unsplash

Young startups often follow a familiar narrative: in the pursuit of product-market fit, engineers march to the drumbeat of “move fast and break things”. The company values speed of execution and agility over everything else. However, as systems become more complex (for example, through multiple product pivots), failures happen. Eventually, as the business gains…