Designing Effective Runbooks

Memorizing every deployment step can be daunting, often leading to fear and mistakes. Deployment runbooks foster an inclusive environment by providing a consistent foundation for all team members. They enable newcomers to integrate and deploy new features quickly, even in unforeseen circumstances.

Despite advances in automation, deployment runbooks remain a staple in most organizations. Their importance lies in ensuring process consistency. This presentation will explore the critical role of runbooks, outline the initial steps in developing them, differentiate runbooks from playbooks and other forms of documentation, and provide valuable insights into creating and maintaining effective runbooks.



Jessica Garson

Jessica Garson is a Python programmer, educator, and artist. She currently works at Elastic as a Senior Developer Advocate. In her spare time, she is on a never-ending quest for the perfect vegan snack.