CMG Webinar : Integrating Performance Engineering Processes into Dev Processes

CMG is pleased to invite you to their continuing 2015 webinar series. The next webinar is titled “Integrating Software and Systems Performance Engineering Processes into Software Development Processes”. This webinar is designed to be an information and educational session by Dr. Andre Bondi, Siemens Corp, Corporate Technology, US to be held on Aug 4th, 2015 12:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT .

About the Webinar : Performance is a significant factor in the success of any software product or system. Therefore, it also poses a significant risk to the product’s success and its ability to meet functional needs. A great deal of the effort in performance evaluation and capacity planning occurs after a system has been placed in production. By that time, it is often too late to remedy disabling performance problems. Early attention to performance concerns and early planning of performance requirements and performance testing are needed to prevent debacles like the early rollout of healthcare.gov. In this talk, we shall discuss how performanceCMG-15-Meeting-banner-600x200-placeholderengineering may be integrated into all phases of the software life cycle, from the conception of a system to requirements specification, architecture, testing, and finally to deployment. By specifying performance requirements and linking them to functional requirements before the architecture of a system is planned, we establish a performance baseline that an architecture should meet that is justified by the nature of the services the system is supposed to provide and the capacity it is supposed to serve. By reviewing the architecture of a system before design and implementation take place, we reduce the risk of designing and developing a system that contains inherent performance vice. At this stage performance modeling can be used to justify architectural and scheduling decisions such as the use of scheduling rules. The outputs of performance tests planned with reference to performance models enable us able to identify concurrent programming issues and other issues that would not be apparent in unit testing. The use of performance models also enables us to plan performance tests with reference to the performance requirements..

About CMG :  The Computer Measurement Group is a not-for-profit, worldwide organization of IT professionals committed to sharing information and best practices focused on ensuring the efficiency and scalability of IT service delivery to the enterprise through measurement, quantitative analysis and forecasting. CMG members are primarily concerned with performance evaluation of existing systems to maximize performance (eg. response time, throughput, etc.) and with capacity management where planned enhancements to existing systems or the design of new systems are evaluated to find the necessary resources required to provide adequate performance at a reasonable cost.

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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS –  Dr. Andre Bondi, Siemens Corp, Corporate Technology US.

André Bondi is a Senior Staff Engineer working in software and systems performance engineering at Siemens Corp., Corporate Technologies in Princeton. His book on performance engineering, Foundations of Software and Systems Performance Engineering: Process, Performance Modeling, Requirements, Testing, Scalability, and Practice was published by Addison-Wesley in August 2014.

Dr. Bondi has worked on performance issues in many domains of application, including telecommunications, conveyor systems, financial systems, medical systems, railway control, building surveillance and management, and network management. He has developed and taught corporate training courses on performance requirements and performance engineering. Immediately to prior to joining Siemens, he held senior performance positions at two startup companies. Before that, he spent more than ten years working on a variety of performance, standards, and operational issues at AT&T Labs and its predecessor, Bell Labs. He taught courses in performance, simulation, operating systems principles, and computer architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara for three years. Dr. Bondi holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in computer science from Purdue University, an M.Sc. in statistics from University College London, and a B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Exeter. He holds nine US patents.


Nell Owens (LinkedIn) has been in the IT industry for over 30 years.  Her professional experiences have involved a wide variety of hardware and software platforms across a range of industries including computer hardware manufacturers, medical imaging companies, Nell_Owens government consultants and currently the power industry. She has been a software developer, systems programmer, systems administrator, pre and post-sales technical support engineer, benchmarking engineer and presently is a performance analyst.  Nell also has experience with a range of hardware platforms from mainframes to desktop appliances as well as an assortment of operating systems from MacOS to Linux to VMS.

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