ITSM teams keep systems running smoothly by managing a schedule of tests, updates, and bug fixes. As IT systems grow in scale and complexity, system failures and incidents become inevitable. Prepare ahead of time with our ITSM post incident review template. Our template will help your team discover an incident’s causes and prevent it from recurring.
How to use the ITSM post incident review template
Step 1. Add incident background information
Start by providing a high-level summary of the incident’s duration, causes, and effects. Include tickets related to the incident and list all the services that were impacted. Once you include all of the background information related to the incident, your team will have everything they need when it’s time to conduct your review.
Step 2. Conduct a blameless postmortem incident review
Use the template with your ITSM team to analyze the incident. Rather than focusing on team members' personal responsibilities during the incident, our template is designed to focus your group’s analysis on root causes. This blameless approach encourages reviewers to collaborate and brainstorm potential solutions. As your ITSM team conducts their review, update the template with new information and data reports for easy accessibility.
Step 3. Plan postmortem next steps
Throughout the review, use the template to keep track of new projects you create to prevent the incident from happening again. Under the Follow-up tasks section, list issues raised during the postmortem. You can edit the template to assign tasks and record action items.
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