Determining Root Cause for Slow Application

I've often seen ColdFusion users complain that their server/application is running very slowly, not handling requests as fast as normal, or just plain "hung". Many would suggest examining log files to determine the status and recent history of the ColdFusion server in order to find clues that might reveal what the server was actually doing. While this troubleshooting step can be useful, it can only get you so far.