SRE Lessons from Flight Operations and Other Safety-Critical Industries


Our industry talks a great deal about human error, with the idea that we can automate away human mistakes. However, we are generally missing a fundamental and technical model of how we as humans operate, and what can be done to minimize errors and maximize good outcomes. As much as "human error" sometimes gets us into problems, the human factor is the only thing that gets us out.


Fortunately, as an industry, we do not have to figure this out all by ourselves. Medicine, rail operators, and most importantly, airlines have been on the forefront of research and training in this field.


In this presentation you will learn: 

- The history of Crew Resource Management - Specific case-based examples on how database teams suffer the same problems that flight crews, fire crews, and medical teams face 

  • What crew resource management training teaches
  • How to Implement Crew Resource Management in your teams or company
  • How Crew Resource Management training delivers benefits
  • A number of quick wins to improve incident response and communication

The speaker offers no commercial services in this field but has been involved in implementing crew resource management programs in database teams.


Ballroom DE
Friday, March 10, 2023 - 13:30 to 13:45