You don’t have to be an engineer to understand the idea of how operational work – manual execution of repetitive tasks often part of a fire-fight/break-fix exercise, takes away from delivering the “stuff” that moves the business forward. The “stuff” is strategic thinking and delivery of value – something that all performance engineers yearn to have more time to do.
Suffice it to say, the struggle to strike a balance between the tactical and strategic is always going to be present. However, those who are shifting left and right are using automation to achieve this harmony with continuous decision-making an everyday reality.
Engineering has a term for the operational chores; it’s called toil, first popularized by Google back in 2016 with the advent of the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) movement. In its purest form,
toil is the result of executing a “production service tending to be manual, repetitive, automatable, tactical, or otherwise, devoid of enduring value.”
Any competitive IT organization will agree that the absence of value delivery can be crippling to the business. Value provision comes from continuous optimization, which, for engineers, in many ways, is addressed through automation.
We recently delivered a webinar focused on how to best integrate a continuous performance mindset into the automated software delivery process to ensure that development teams are achieving operational/strategic task equity. More critically, what it takes to move performance feedback loops away from end-of-cycle checkboxes to every day toolchain outputs such that the go/no-go decision can be continuous.
Learn More about Automating Performance Analysis
- See the full “Automating Go/No-Go Performance Decisions in Continuous Pipelines” webinar recording
- Read the blog covering the go/no-go decision process acceleration, “Accelerating Performance Analysis with Trends and Open API Data“
- Discover more load testing and performance testing content on the Neotys Resources pages, or start testing with NeoLoad today
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