Mike Mallete discusses the why performance appraisals fail and what can be done instead.
Alois Reitbauer explains why the server response time and synthetic transactions are not good enough performance indicators, presenting a way of measuring page performance as perceived by the user.
John Allspaw discusses fault tolerance, anomaly detection and anticipation patterns helpful to create highly available and resilient systems.
Alois Reitbauer shows how to do performance testing of complex software systems during development, testing, and production by starting early in the development phase, breaking the test into pieces, and testing continuously. He also shows how to perform scalability tests on limited hardware or by using the cloud.
Examining the role of monitoring and testing techniques in solving DevOps problems.
In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Michael Mah analyzes the development process in 5 companies: 2 Agile (one of them BMC) and 3 classic. He measures the development productivity and effectiveness and compares the results with industry averages. He also presents the factors which contributed to the success of BMC's Agile adoption.
Alexandre Rafalovitch delivers an organized overview of the tools and techniques that help with resolving problems that arise in real production environments. The presentation places emphasis on free and open source tools capable of being useful out of the box, without extensive configuration. Common problems are discussed, along with methods of rapid analysis and root cause determination.