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Computer Performance Analysis: Framework and Initial Phases for A Performance Improvement Effort

Author: Bell, T. E.
Author: Boehm, B. W.
Author: Watson, R. A.
Corporate Author: RAND Corporation
Corporate Report Number: R-549-PR
Date of Publication: 1971-08
Pages: 62
Contract: F44620-67-C-0045
Project: Project RAND
AD Number: AD0758226

The report, designed primarily as an aid for 'getting started,' provides a procedural framework for a performance improvement effort and suggests specific techniques for the initial phases. the suggested procedure consists of seven phases: (1) understanding the system, (2) analyzing operations, (3) formulating performance improvement hypotheses, (4) analyzing probable cost-effectiveness of modifications, (5) testing specific hypotheses, (6) implementing appropriate combinations of modification and (7) testing the effectiveness of the implemented modifications.

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