Additional Performance Consulting Services
— Peter Drucker
Here are some additional performance services that we offer that can help you create a more profitable future.
Performance Health Checks — For your most important systems, we can carry out a one-time performance health check as needed. Or, preferably, we can help you set up a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly health-check process to make sure your performance stays on track. We can monitor and analyze the results for you and make recommendations, or train you to do these evaluations yourself.
Establishing Your Performance History — We can show you exactly what you have to do to make sure that your vital performance history will be there when you need it while keeping your costs at modest levels.
Jump-Start Performance Troubleshooting Engagement — If you have an urgent performance problem that impacts your bottom line we can remotely join your troubleshooting efforts and work with you to apply our time-saving approach to drill down quickly to the root cause. If you have previously established an effective and readily reusable performance history for your most important systems this will enable us to respond even more quickly and at substantially reduced cost to you.
Practical Performance Training — Those who have already adopted the T4 & Friends approach to performance work have realized time-savings of at least 5 to 1 in carrying out their performance work. Trendsthatmatter.com offers a variety of remote and on-site training programs that can open up these kinds of productivity improvements for your in house performance work. This includes training in getting started with T4, TLViz and CSVPNG. We also offer advanced classes in the power use of these tools and methods.
Benchmarking Design & Assessment / System Stress Testing — We can help you create an effective low cost test design that will meet your objectives and create a realistic view of the system’s capabilities. When it comes to benchmarking and stress testing, we have a solid track record of doing more with less.
Finding & Fixing Instrumentation Difficulties
— Sometimes the most important performance factors are
not measured at all and this makes any subsequent performance
evaluations more difficult and less accurate. We call this "The Case of the Missing Metric" and we have
special expertise gleaned from handling dozens of such cases. We are ready to work
with you to figure out exactly what important factors are
missing and how to capture that data (even amazingly in cases where
you don’t own the code).