Quality Assurance and Project Management:

December, 2008

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December 30, 2008  9:46 AM

The charter of a Project (or Development Manager) at the start of a new Development



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Development Manager, Project Development, Project Head, project implementation, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development, SoftwareProjectManager

The charter of a project manager or development manager at the start of a new project which requires extensive fresh development comprises of many pitfalls or showstoppers. To win over them, the project manager or development manager requires a well defined charter to adhere to. The key points...

December 26, 2008  9:44 AM

Large Project – a scare for Development (or Project) Manager – if not managed properly!



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
ChangeManagement, Development Manager, Project Development, Project Head, project implementation, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, ProjectLifeCycle, SDLC, SoftwareProjectManager

A large software development project can become scary for the development manager who is handling the project provided (s)he is lacking the experience and ability to manage people, machines, requirements and time in appropriate manner. A balanced control is the call of the time at this juncture, to...


December 24, 2008  10:04 AM

Software Quality – Overlooked or Underestimated – both are dangerous!



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
ChangeManagement, Development Manager, Project Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, QA, QC, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, SQA

The goal of any software organization is to develop software applications in-house, or co-develop with an external agency, that meet and exceed internationally accepted quality standards. Every one knows it, that the key role in this is of QA department. With this intention, a dedicated QA...


December 22, 2008  10:31 AM

Certification in Testing is an individual goal rather than organizational goal



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Certified Tester, Software testers, software testing certificate, tester, testing certification

A Testing Certification is an individual tester’s asset rather than the organization’s asset as it increases the employment chances of the individual without apprehensively adding any substantial value to the tester’s job requirement. Definitely, the tester’s skills are enhanced (a bit)...


December 19, 2008  10:06 AM

Certified Tester or Experienced uncertified Tester? Whom to appoint?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Certified Tester, Software testers, tester

At the time of recruitment of a tester, the biggest question in front of Quality Manager is to decide on certain factors related to the qualifications, certifications and experience of the candidate. The balance of all three is important. But if there is a demand to sacrifice one (or two) amongst...


December 17, 2008  10:08 AM

When your development team is at job – don’t interrupt



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
development approach, Project Development, Project Head, project management, project manager, software, software development, SoftwareProjectManager

When a new project lands into the hands of a project manager for development, he converts the whole project into smaller units and allocates it to different developers. Developers are divided into the groups based on the work allocated. These teams prepare their plan to develop and start working...


December 15, 2008  9:55 AM

Mr Tester, please feel PRIDE in doing what you are doing at job



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Development, software, software development, Software testers, softwaretesting, tester

Hey my dear Tester, what you are doing is a tremendous effort in streamlining the business of your organization. It is you who understands the business requirements of your customer, learning their business rules, understanding the product built by your development team to cater to those needs,...


December 12, 2008  10:10 AM

A Tester gets unlimited learning power when he becomes inhuman



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, software, Software testers, software testing, software testing tips, tester

As a human being we limit ourselves in how much we learn. The learning process is initiated based on certain facts like curiosity, need of the hour, intelligence, openness and related requirements. A tester being a human being carries all the limitations of bounding himself of these facts and thus...


December 10, 2008  10:43 AM

Being a Project Head – do you interact, interject or both?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Development, Project Head, project implementation, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, ProjectLifeCycle

A project head has to interact most of the time with inter and intra team members, management, customer key users, customer management and so on. Intra team members include his project leaders, project members, functional consultants, and technical leads. On intra teams front he has to continuously...


December 8, 2008  10:07 AM

15 checkpoints for a Project Manager at the start of a new Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
ChangeManagement, development approach, implementation approach, measuring effectiveness, metrics, project implementation, project management, project manager, software development, team management

Usually at the start of a new project, a project manager has to forget the sad points of the previous projects and also to get to ground from the unusual achievements too. At this juncture a project manager is supposed to start afresh with new zeal, a new team or new members in the team, a new...


December 4, 2008  10:13 AM

10 Skills to make a perfect Project Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, ProjectLifeCycle, SDLC, software, SoftwareProjectManager

A Project Manager is the key center position for running a successful software project. To run this show successfully, a project manager has to be a...


December 2, 2008  11:15 AM

Qualities of a Maverick Project Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, software

A project manager is the person who drives a project, here I am particular to a software project. A lot has been written elsewhere on successful project managers, successful projects, the success behind the projects etc. Rather I would discuss here some extraordinary or un-orthodox qualities in a...


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