How to go about a performance assessment?
The goal of an assessment is to conduct interviews, review artifacts, review processes, identify gaps, and provide recommendations alongside a comprehensive and actionable roadmap for the performance engineering activities and provide a more structured and comprehensive performance engineering framework. The assessment deliverable(s) will contain a comprehensive set of documents including findings, gaps, recommendations and an actionable road map.
- Performance Engineering — is a set of related activities spread across the full SDLC lifecycle that ensures complete coverage of performance, capacity and scalability.
- Performance Testing — is a subset of Performance Engineering that focuses primarily on testing activities.
- NFR — Non Functional requirements or performance requirements. It includes services’ throughput and response times.
- Diagnostics — Trouble shooting process and root cause analysis for a performance issue. This could occur in production or as part of performance test activities (analysis and tuning).
- Capacity — Ability of the hardware components to handle the projected load and meet the NFR expectations.
- PE Process End-to-End — Refers to performance activities in
- Business Analysis
Assessment Rating Model
The following scale outlines the scoring guidelines applied to each assessment area.
Note: The assessment scale is relative to a subject domain rather than a specific industry. For some areas, clients find that moderately basic capabilities are adequate while other clients may determine that more advanced practices are necessary.
Identify and describe key gaps discovered: