Follow-ups are a way for your team to capture something that needs to be done after an incident is closed. These will come in all shapes and sizes, from an urgent task such as reverting a temporary workaround, to a low priority task such as investigating how to move to a new cloud provider. You are able to assign each follow-up a priority, to capture this level of importance within incident.io.
Assigning a Priority
Set the priority via the dropdown in either the web or Slack experience.
Configuring Follow-up Priorities
Navigate to the Settings → Follow-ups page to configure:
If follow-ups are required to have a priority
The amount of options available to choose from
The name and description of each priority option
The default priority option
Using Priorities with Policies
Navigate to the Settings → Policies page, and select New Policy and then choose Follow-ups as the Policy type.
Within the Follow-up requirements section, you are able to use Follow-up Priority alongside Expressions to determine the SLA that you want to set, allowing you to build a policy that says:
"All high priority follow-ups must be completed within 3 days, medium priority follow-ups within 10 days".
Note that in this example, Low priority follow-ups will have no SLA, so won't trigger a violation.
Using Priorities with Workflows
Navigate to the Workflows configuration page, and select New Workflow and your workflow trigger (e.g. "When a follow-up is created or changed").
Click Add condition and choose Follow-up Priority to require that this workflow is conditional on the priority of a follow-up, thus allowing for workflows such as:
"When a follow-up is created or changed, and the priority is set to urgent, then email the tech lead."
Using Priorities with Reporting
Navigate to the Follow-ups reporting page, and select Follow-up Priority from the Split By dropdown in the top-right of the screen, this will update the At a glance table.
You can also make use of the Follow-up Priority filter on this page, by clicking Filter in the top-right of the screen.