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Feedback – We could all use some

I don’t know about you, but I always want to get feedback.   Whether I’m teaching a class, writing a blog (like this), or singing Karaoke…. A little feedback is incredibly important (ok, perhaps except when I’m driving).  


I find that I’m almost always too close to what I’m doing to be objective and to see what I can work on to get better.     In sports, we have coaches, and can see the score.   Both great sources of feedback.  In this business, we have a number of ways we get feedback; from the sales team, to meetings with customers and partners to the Customer Advisory Board, to Vivit groups, to the on-line communities… there are bunches of ways to get feedback.   We actually use this feedback to help shape the direction of our roadmap and the future of our products.   But you really can’t get enough feedback, so, here’s the point of this post:


If you’re an active user of Performance Center or LoadRunner, then please keep reading – we are actively looking for your perspective of what’s working and what we should be looking at changing.   This simple 7 to 10 questionsurvey is focused on getting your feedback about LR or PC (depending on your experience).   Please consider this a request for your valuable input, perspective and feedback as we continue to work on improving the HP Performance Testing suite of tools.


Here’s the link to the short, short survey.  http://svy.mk/PC_LR_Feedback


Thank you in advance for your input and perspective.

Are women Capacity Managers by Nature?

One of the most important objectives in performance testing is to plan the capacity of the infrastructure to take the load of the user transactions. In my future blogs, I will be discussing more about the process around capacity planning.


Today, is “International Women’s Day”  and I want to talk about the person that in many cultures are by default the Capacity Manager for the household.   Women!


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  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
  • I have been working in the computer software industry since 1989. I started out in customer support then software testing where I was a very early adopter of automation, first functional test automation and them performance test automation. I worked in professional services for 8 years before returning to my roots in customer support where I have been a Technical Account Manger for HP's Premier Support department for the past 4 years. I have been using HP LoadRunner since 1998 and HP Performance Center since 2004. I also have strong technical understanding of HP Application Lifecycle Management (Quality Center) and HP SiteScope.
  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Mukulika is Product Manager for HP Performance Center, a core part of the HP Software Performance Validation Suite, addressing the Enterprise performance testing COE market. She has 14 years experience in IT Consulting, Software development, Architecture definition and SaaS. She is responsible for driving future strategy, roadmap, optimal solution usage and best practices and serves as primary liaison for customers and the worldwide field community.
  • HP IT Distinguished Technologist. Tooling HP's R&D and IT for product development processes and tools.
  • Rick Barron is a Program Manager for various aspects of the PM team and HPSW UX/UI team; and working on UX projects associated with HP.com. He has worked in high tech for 20+ years working in roles involving web design, usability studies, and mobile marketing. Rick has held roles at Motorola Mobility, Symantec and Sun Microsystems.
  • WW Sr Product Marketing Manager for HP ITPS VP of Apps & HP Load Runner
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