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What are we trying to do 
Practical Performance Analyst – 9th June 2012
Agenda 
Who is a Practical Performance Analyst 
What is Practicalperformanceanalyst.com all about 
What is our Mission ...
Who is a practical performance analyst 
Let’s quickly define Performance Engineering - 
Definition - Performance enginee...
What is PPA.com all about 
Dispel the myth that Performance Engineering is rocket science 
Create a Body Of Knowledge fo...
What is our mission 
Create a Body Of Knowledge (BoK) for Performance Engineering 
Create awareness on the various facet...
Who is our audience 
Anyone who has some interests in one of the following areas as a stake holder, an advisor, a solutio...
Why are we doing this 
Dispel the myth that Performance Engineering is rocket science 
Create a Body Of Knowledge (BoK) ...
How can you help 
Each one of you can help in one of the following ways – 
Site 
Contribute to the Body Of Knowledge (B...
Thank You 
trevor@practicalperformanceanalyst.com
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This presentation covers the reasons why we setup PPA and what we intend to achieve at PPA over the coming years.

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  1. 1. What are we trying to do Practical Performance Analyst – 9th June 2012
  2. 2. Agenda Who is a Practical Performance Analyst What is Practicalperformanceanalyst.com all about What is our Mission Who is our audience Why are we doing this How can you help
  3. 3. Who is a practical performance analyst Let’s quickly define Performance Engineering - Definition - Performance engineering within systems engineering, encompasses the set of roles, skills, activities, practices, tools, and deliverables applied at every phase of the Systems Development Life Cycle which ensures that a solution will be designed, implemented, and operationally supported to meet the non-functional performance requirements defined for the solution. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_engineering A Practising Performance Engineer performing one or a combination of the following roles - Performance Architect Performance Modeller Capacity Planner Capacity Manager Performance Tester Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Architect Diagnostics & Tuning Engineer A Practical Performance Analyst is a practicing Performance Engineer with a practical point of view A Practical Performance Analyst could potentially also be an individual who has been associated with Performance in one way or the other, has appreciation for the challenges of dealing with Performance and aspires to work in one of the areas mentioned above
  4. 4. What is PPA.com all about Dispel the myth that Performance Engineering is rocket science Create a Body Of Knowledge for Performance Engineering Communicate Performance Engineering concepts using simple and lucid terminology Define Performance Engineering processes and document re-useable process templates Create a platform that engages industry experts Give a voice to Performance Engineers around the world Create a community where individuals with related interests can share their experiences and learn from others Assist aspiring Performance Engineers understand career options Give product vendors the ability to reach out to the community by participating in discussions, share information on product launches, offer preview of next generation products and get feedback from an invaluable focus group Areas of focus across Performance Engineering - Performance Requirements Gathering Performance Modelling Performance Testing Performance Optimization, tuning & diagnostics Performance Monitoring Capacity Planning Capacity Management
  5. 5. What is our mission Create a Body Of Knowledge (BoK) for Performance Engineering Create awareness on the various facets of Performance Engineering across the SDLC Create a bridge between Vendors and adopters of Performance Engineering related solutions Offer un-biased views on products, technologies, concepts, paradigms related to Performance Engineering Create a strong community with the intention of sharing knowledge and helping others learn Assist to be Performance Engineers by providing them guidance on career options available Creating a market for skills in the Performance Engineering space Bring together industry experts to share knowledge and insight on significant issues of the day
  6. 6. Who is our audience Anyone who has some interests in one of the following areas as a stake holder, an advisor, a solution implementer or the Practical Performance Analyst himself Performance Requirements Gathering Performance Modelling Performance Optimization & Application Diagnostics Performance Testing Performance Monitoring Capacity Planning Capacity Management Candidates who are interested in making a career in one of the above areas
  7. 7. Why are we doing this Dispel the myth that Performance Engineering is rocket science Create a Body Of Knowledge (BoK) that can be refined and referenced over time Bring together a community of individuals with similar interests to share and learn from each others experiences Create a bridge between product vendors and product adopters Help potential Practical Performance Analysts understand career options Help experienced Practical Performance Analysts venture into other areas of Performance Engineering Offer mentoring and guidance to individuals seeking to learn more about Performance Engineering Advocate Proactive Performance Management across all clients
  8. 8. How can you help Each one of you can help in one of the following ways – Site Contribute to the Body Of Knowledge (BoK) Contribute articles, product reviews, How-to’s, etc. Contribute relevant articles and posts from other websites Community Offer mentoring to potential Practical Performance Analysts Recruit other Practical Performance Analysts Spread the word
  9. 9. Thank You trevor@practicalperformanceanalyst.com

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