Seamless Performance Acceptability Activities in Agile
An agile team’s task is to consistently deliver performant applications. But an additional goal should be to seamlessly embed valuable, performance-related activities into software development without disrupting, complicating, or extending the flow and efficiency of the overall lifecycle or the individual sprint. This talk won’t be theoretical, philosophical, or prescriptive; it will be a practical discussion. Scott Barber will share the most poignant, surprising, and enlightening stories he’s encountered from agile teams concerning their journeys from predominantly out-of-sprint load testing to continuous, in-sprint, self-service evaluations of performance acceptability. We’ll discuss the activities and practices teams found valuable and effective, as well as those they found to be promising but ultimately fruitless, challenging but worth it, and even just plain dysfunctional. Come prepared to discuss the contextual effectiveness, simplicity, and intuitiveness of agile activities and practices.