Oh The Arrogance Of It

(Originally posted 2016-02-21.)

One of my new 2016 presentations is called “How To Be A Better Performance Specialist” – though I really could use a snappier title.

Here’s the abstract:


I’ve spent 30 years doing Performance and Capacity. You’d think it’d seem stale and repetitive by now. Not a bit of it. It’s still fresh and interesting.


More to the point I think I’m doing it better day by day, even now. So I’d like to share some thoughts on how you too can become more valuable to your organisation as a Performance Specialist. And how you can have fun doing it.


Now, who on earth am I to be telling people how to do their jobs better? Particularly as I’ve never worked as a customer Performance Specialist.

I think there are two things going for me:

  • I’ve spent 30 years doing Performance and Capacity" says I might’ve worked with a fair few customers. Just a few. πŸ™‚
  • I already have plenty of topics for this presentation.
  • It’s highly likely I’ll be doing quite a bit of mentoring over the next few months.

Except that’s three. πŸ™‚

Anyhow, I’m casting my mind in the direction of “higher level” messages. It’ll pass and normal service will be resumed shortly. πŸ™‚

But until it does I have a few slides to write…

Published by Martin Packer

I'm a mainframe performance guy and have been for the past 35 years. But I play with lots of other technologies as well.

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