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The Significance Of Performance Objectives

Why are performance objectives so significant for the development of business operations. And what types of principles apply to all other situations where some aspect of functioning or performance is measured, with the aim of improvement (like annual employee reviews)?

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According to microsoft.com (2007) the key to determining the objectives of a performance-testing effort is to identify change, potential risks, and opportunities for improvement. According to this site, one way to determine and record performance-testing objectives is simply to ask each member of the project team what value you can add or risk you can mitigate for him or her while you are conducting performance testing at a particular point in the project, or immediately following the accomplishment of a particular milestone; such objectives might include providing data on resource utilization under load, generating specific loads to assist with tuning an application server, or providing a report to the number of objectives requested by each Web page; although it is most valuable to start collecting performance-testing objectives early in the project life cycle, it is also important to periodically revisit these objectives and ask team members if they would like to see any new objectives added.

According to microsoft.com (2007) keep in mind the following high-level considerations when determining performance-testing objectives:

1) Performance testing objectives represent the starting point of performance ...

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The key to determining the objectives of a performance-testing effort is to identify change, potential risks, and opportunities for improvement; the one way to determine and record performance-testing objectives is to simply ask each member of the project team what value you can add, or risk you can mitigate for him or her while are conduct performance testing of a particular point in the project.

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