Anywhere between 50 and 70% of application development projects fail to achieve at least some of their goals (according a report by the Standish Group).

In fact, a 2008 study by Forrester found that:

  • 47% of respondents stated that end users complain of poor application performance even when monitoring tools say everything is on target
  • 64% of the time problems are not discovered until end users call the service desk
  • 55% of IT organizations have 6 or more people involved in troubleshooting, diagnosis and resolution of poor performance in an inefficient 'war room' setting
  • 58% of respondents identify growing application complexity as a key challenge; an issue that Forrester predicts will accelerate with the introduction of applications based on services oriented architectures and virtualization technologies

Enterprises must ensure that applications meet performance and scalability goals to guarantee that they can quickly contribute to the bottom line, especially during a tough economic climate. The best way to do that is to make performance a key focus of the application development lifecycle, from requirements to stress testing.

This free, one-day virtual seminar gives you the tools and expertise to identify, analyze, diagnose and repair performance issues in distributed, mission-critical applications. These essential sessions are designed specifically for Development Managers, Test QA Managers and other application lifecycle professionals dedicated to achieving optimal performance and scalability during the application development lifecycle:

The Need for Speed: Why Performance Matters

Performance Testing - Tools and Strategies for Rapid Success

Performance and Scalability: Real Problems, Real Solutions

Panel Discussion: Strategies for Setting Performance Requirements and Measuring Results


Session 1: The Need for Speed: Why Performance Matters

An application that performs and scales well means that users will readily adopt it and it will bring better efficiencies to the business. But getting to that point is a long process filled with technical and business pitfalls. Peter Varhol, Editorial Director of the Application Development media group at TechTarget, discusses why it is critical to address performance as early as possible in the application lifecycle, as well as common performance failings, where to look for slow code, and why application scalability is a key facet of performance evaluation.
Gain insight into:

  • Why performance and scalability are essential to achieve early in the development lifecycle
  • How to address performance and scalability in the application development lifecycle
  • Where to look for performance failings in your code

Session 2: Performance Testing - Tools and Strategies for Rapid Success

You can’t analyze applications and diagnose performance issues without the right tools. Frank Cohen, founder of PushToTest, demonstrates tools for testing and analyzing application performance and offers proven advice on using these tools in the most effective manner possible. Attend this session and discover:

  • Essential tools to evaluate performance issues during development
  • Effective strategies to analyze and diagnose performance shortfalls
  • How to apply performance analysis tools in testing performance

Session 3: Performance and Scalability: Real Problems, Real Solutions

This session looks at the role of load and scalability testing in assuring that applications are ready for deployment. Drawing from her extensive experience in identifying, analyzing, and recommending solutions, Susan St. Clair examines why many distributed applications might not meet scalability goals, how to test for scalability, and how to achieve optimal scalability in complex applications. Attend and learn:

  • Why load, stress, and scalability testing is essential prior to application deployment
  • How to effectively load test during the application development lifecycle
  • What are common scalability failings, and how development teams address them in real life examples

Panel Discussion: Strategies for Setting Performance Requirements and Measuring Results

Performance experts discuss ways to document performance and scalability requirements, track those requirements through development and test, and measure performance across every stage of the development lifecycle. The panel concludes with a debate on how to best determine if those requirements are met prior to moving to production. This discussion gives you insight into how to:

  • Define measurable performance requirements before a line of code is written
  • Drive development and test strategies through effective performance requirements
  • Determine if performance requirements are met before application deployment


Register online
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Keynote Speakers

Frank Cohen Founder, PushToTestView Bio

Theresa Lanowitz
Founder,
voke, inc.
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Susan St. Clair Independent Consultant View Bio

Peter Varhol Editorial Director, Application Development Media Group, TechTarget View Bio


Where

Your desktop!

When

Wed, May 20th
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM EDT

Agenda

10:30 am
Doors Open

11:00 - 12:00 pm
Session 1: The Need for Speed: Why Performance Matters

12:00 - 12:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Open, Live Chats

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Session 2: Performance Testing - Tools and Strategies for Rapid Success

1:30 - 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open, Live Chats

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Keynote

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Open, Live Chats

3:30 - 4:45 pm
Panel Discussion: Strategies for Setting Performance Requirements and Measuring Results

4:45 - 5:15 pm
Exhibit Hall Open, Live Chats

5:15 - 6:15 pm
Session 3: Performance and Scalability: Real Problems, Real Solutions

6:15 - 7:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open, Live Chats

7:00 pm
Doors Close