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How a Chaos Day unfolds
As with any team activity, having a single person be the nominated facilitator/lead will make the Chaos Day or Week run more smoothly. Ideally, this should be someone who has been involved in the meetings leading up to this point, but not one of the Agents of Chaos as they’ll likely focus on individual experiments.
At the start of the Chaos Day / Week, the facilitator should remind all participants:
- Which environment is being targeted
- To treat failures observed in that environment as though Production was on fire (e.g. use standard incident response procedures)
- Which communication channel to use to report and collaborate on failures (we recommend using whatever channel you normally use for issues in a given environment).
Once the Agents of Chaos start running the experiments, the facilitator should help them: