Building a Performance Test Capability from Scratch
Have you ever been dragged into a production emergency that severely drains deadlines, budgets, morale, and weekends only to find out—yet again—that the problem is related to application stability and performance under load? Building a culture that embraces proactive and well-planned performance testing is no small feat. Tom Poirier shares a journey that begins with clarifying enterprise performance requirements, performing competitive analysis, cost-justifying purchases, and closing the deal with senior management. Tom walks through practical challenges including technical difficulties, connecting the dots, talent acquisition, and cultural differences between agile and waterfall teams in engaging projects in the most effective way. He expands the role and utility of performance testing to include infrastructure, architecture, cloud, mobile, DevOps, Big Data, and the Omni-Channel Experience. Join Tom as he introduces practical metrics to track progress and trends, and candidly surveys the scores of projects he and his teams have delivered.