Understanding project goals - page two

A little over a year ago I met with another tester in town to provide advice on performance testing. I recently found the notes from the meeting in an old notebook. In the five pages of handwritten notes, I documented my understanding of the problem and how I would approach the project. Take these notes for what they are - sketches over the course of an hour or two as I asked questions and clarified the project. However, I thought they would be interesting to share.

The second page was an attempt to understand the goals of the performance testing.

Understanding project goals

They wanted to better understand their calls-per-hour capacity. They were also trying to determine how many licenses they needed of third-party software to support their anticipated load. As I took notes, I jotted down a couple of constraints and some additional details of a couple of key components/transactions.