1.3. How Does the Book Work?

In this chapter and in Chapter Two and Three, I define performance analysis and explain why, why now, why you, and why do it quickly. I present the performance analysis basics, along with examples, job aids, and templates. What questions should you ask? To whom should you address those questions? Why do it this way? The next two chapters answer those questions.

Chapter Four focuses on handling typical situations, such as a request for support in the introduction of new software or the need to plan to ensure that engineers' skills are contemporary. The chapter highlights four kinds of requirements: (1) a rollout of a new system, approach, or perspective; (2) a problem with performance or results; (3) development for ...

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