Optimizing bootstrap and deployment time
Remove messaging. If you're not going to use JMS, remove the deploy/messaging directory as well as deploy/jms-ds.xml (if here). JMS takes about 20-25% of boottime
If you're not using EJB, remove deployers/ejb3-deployer-beans.xml and deploy/ejb3-interceptors-aop.xml. When using EJB, any .jar file passed through the deployment architecture will be scanned by the EJB 3 deployer for EJB annotations. This scanning starts to slow down boot time when you have large .jar files.
If you are using EJB, then you might want to modify deployers/ejb3-deployer-beans.xml and add jars you want to ignore for scanning.