The difference between runbook and playbook explained

Many people often confuse the terms Runbook and Playbook, or interpret both terms in the same way. The distinction between a Runbook and a Playbook, however, is relatively simple to explain:

A Playbook deals with the overarching responses to larger problems and events and can encompass multiple Runbooks and team members as part of the whole workflow.

So, if a Runbook is a recipe or a cookbook, then the Playbook would be the guide for organising a specific social event - let's say, a party. The cookbook is necessary to cook the meals effectively, but the food is only one aspect of the entire event.

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