Going Beyond Performance Testing

Posted on October 9th 2009 by Joel Deutscher

While performance testing is seen as an important part of the SDLC, is it the most effective use of your testing budget?

On the 28th of October 2009, I will be co-presenting at the SQS Conference in Melbourne Australia. Phillip Pooch and I are presenting a workshop entitled “Application Performance Management – Going beyond Performance Testing”.

An abstract of the workshop is as follows:

Performance testing is recognised as an important part of the SDLC. But are you frustrated that even after all the time and expense, your application still runs poorly once it goes live? Does this cause you to question if you are spending your testing budget effectively?

It could be that you are thinking ‘performance testing’ rather than ‘performance risk reduction’. It’s time to take your organisation to the next level of maturity.

Application Performance Management (APM) takes a holistic view, managing application performance over the entire lifecycle. APM does not restrict you to one method of performance risk mitigation, rather it allows you to apply the most appropriate performance mitigation strategy, which may or may not include performance testing.

This session will consider the Application Performance Management Lifecycle. It will cover the core elements of APM, and look at a framework upon which an APM strategy can be built. It doesn’t matter if your organisation is starting APM from scratch, or seeking to ‘plug the gaps’ in existing processes and toolsets, or just curious about what APM is; this workshop is for you. The workshop will be interactive, and will present some industry examples of APM at work.

As APM is inclusive of all parts of the SDLC, it will be of interest to Application Owners and Support teams, Project Managers, ICT Operations and Service Management teams, as well as Test Managers and Test Automators.

If you would like to find out more about the conference, follow the link to the SQS Conference website and come along.

About the Author

Joel Deutscher is an experienced performance test consultant, passionate about continuous improvement. Joel works with Planit's Technical Testing Services as a Principal Consultant in Sydney, Australia. You can read more about Joel on LinkedIn.

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