So this was a few weeks ago, but I thought I would post some notes here anyway.
Bevan gave a talk at the Wellington .NET User Group titled "Towards Supportability" (view his slides and notes).
Apart from marvelling at his good looking slides, the main thing I took away from his talk was the points he made on documentation. Bevan gave an approach for document systems for the person fighting the fire when all hell breaks loose. When a system is broken, and people are all over the poor systems administrator to fix it, they don't need thick architecture documents, they need something quick and actionable.
The 'Supportability' document structure:
The most important parts are the symptoms and actions - how to diagnose what's wrong and how to recover from it.
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