Since the inception of software application development, the performance and reliability of applications have been a top priority. The Dev and QA groups have used various old-school methods which are either manual or somewhat semi-automated. These methods involve manual efforts and troubleshooting to diagnose the root cause of performance problems. Although these old methods worked for years in the past, newer techniques are needed for performance testing within DevOps, Agile and Leaner testing approaches. Dev and QA groups must take a shift-left approach to performance testing. This workshop will share knowledge on how QA teams can go parallel in testing with development and find performance issues early in the life cycle by creating performance test plans specifically for APIs. Using JMETER as the choice of tool, Deepak and Goldie will demonstrate the scenarios to include when defining the API performance test plan.