Blameless Postmortems

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This lesson provides you with an introduction to Blameless Postmortems. In Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Blameless Postmortems are a retrospective meeting whose goal is to recap and analyze a significant service failure. It provides an open forum where everyone can ask questions, share their experience, and gain a clear understanding of exactly what happened, and ultimately how to help prevent or reduce similar incidents from happening again.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about Blameless Postmortems as used within Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
  • Understand its core vocabulary, principles, and practices

Intended Audience

  • Anyone interested in learning about Site Reliability Engineering and its fundamentals
  • DevOps practitioners who want to understand the role of Site Reliability Engineer


  • A basic understanding of DevOps
  • A basic understanding of the software development life cycle
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