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Preparing to fail - Avoiding IT incidents of Titanic proportions

Almost all of us know the tragic story of how the Titanic hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage, sinking in the North Atlantic Ocean, killing more than 1500 people in the process. When uncovering the cause(s) of this catastrophe what is revealed is a chain of over 30 events that lead to the Titanic’s fatal crossing. IT incidents such as major system outages or database security breaches often are triggered by a series of events, each seemingly harmless but, given a certain progression creating a perfect storm. Without systems in place to see the signs of an impending emergency, our ability to avoid a major failure is gone. Worse yet our organization remains at risk, history will repeat itself as the root cause has never been addressed.

Join Shane Chagpar and David Frank as they take you through a Proactive Problem Management journey using the example of the systematic group of failures that lead the Titanic to that iceberg to help you understand how service organizations can manage risk effectively and avoid business failure.

Takeaways:
Learn to document a complex incident in a simple visual map, using this tool to:
-Transition from reactive documentation, to visual display of the events that led to the incident
-Identify the teams that are rapidly resolving issues as well as those in need of help
-Focus on productive discussions (avoiding blame) for future prevention
-Understand unique circumstances that either improved resolution time or, made it worse
Recorded May 1 2018 55 mins
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