By user702295-Oracle on Oct 11, 2012
Do you need to boost your overall implementation performance?
Do you need a direction to pinpoint possible performance opportunities?
Are you looking for a general performance guide?
Try MOS note 69565.1.
This paper describes a holistic methodology that defines a systematic approach to resolve complex Application performance problems. It has been successfully used on many critical accounts. The 'end-to-end' tuning approach encompasses the client, network and database and has proven far more effective than isolated tuning exercises. It has been used to define and measure targets to ensure success.
Even though it was created in 2001 and checked for relevance on 13-Oct-2008, the procedures are still very valuable.