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Why Early Performance Testing?

I am currently working on one of the highest profile projects in the company at the moment and I am really trying my best to nail early performance testing!
So I’m not from a performance testing background. Historically I have passed this phase of testing on to the official performance tester(s). By doing this I have removed all responsibility! Or have I?
What I have actually done here is miss out on an excellent learning opportunity and completely missed the importance of gathering performance stats early on in the project.
Over the last couple of weeks I have done some work to understand our projects “Performance Route to Live” along with some support from our performance consultants for guidance.
“Do you understand the performance requirements?”
Here is a draft of what I have come up with so far:

In my opinion it is important to gain an understanding of how individual services perform early on to give us an indication and enable us to plan for later stages. This can be done as ear…