A presentation at ProgNet in in London, UK by Jessica White
“We need to monitor the things!” they cry, “We have a tool and it’s going to change our world!” they scream.
“What do you need to measure and why?…” you ask.
In this talk, Jessica will explore the different aspects of monitoring from log analytics to business metrics. What steps do you take in getting cultural investment for monitoring? How do you determine what you need to measure? What patterns can you follow for this work? How do you keep the investment and enthusiasm for this work going?
This talk is for people of all walks of life in technology. The aim is to provide examples and guidance on what you measure, why you should be excited about it, how to sell this to your business and how to keep these measurements effective and useful.
The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.
In the "Monitoring Distributed Systems" Chapter of the Google SRE book
The role of autonomy, mastery and purpose in drive and motivation
My own blog
Here’s what was said about this presentation on Twitter.