Quality Assurance and Project Management:

January, 2009

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January 30, 2009  10:03 AM

TDD requires an extra punch of coding



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
acceptance testing, Bug, coding, developer, software, software logic, Test Driven Development, tester, testing, unit testing, • TDD

TDD is test driven development in which the developers coding efforts become manifold. It is not only the development coding that developer has to write. Along with the requirements coding, the developer has to write code for the testing of each of the logic he has built in the product. It is more...

January 28, 2009  10:00 AM

Developer and tester have to dance arm in arm on the dance floor



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, bug-free product, developer, software, tester, testing

Sync is very important between a developer and a tester. The confidence and ease of the both has to complement each other and ultimately create a bug-free product. The prime goal is same for the whole organization – to deliver the customer what he is expecting – a totally bug free product. Both...


January 27, 2009  11:06 AM

If developer = developer + tester then tester = 0



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, developer, Development, software, tester, testing

On the lighter side the equation goes like this: Let us assume that the developer is developing in such a manner that there is no bug in the software, that means developer is actually developer and tester both. The equation would look like: developer = developer + tester. Which can be written...


January 22, 2009  11:03 AM

Is testing merely a Bug filtering process?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, bug filtering, project lead, project management, QC, software, software development, software testing process, tester, testing, testing process

In an organization engaged in software development, usually each software goes through testing process by a separate set of team in the organization know as Testers meant exclusively for the purpose of testing. It matters most what this process is being thought as by the development team, project...


January 19, 2009  10:14 AM

Bugs are invincible, developers have to be convincible



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, Bug Control Management, Bug Management, developer, QC, quality assurance, software, software development, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, tester

Bugs are often invincible during development, especially in large projects when multiple sub-teams of developers are working on development of different sub-modules of the project. The software developed (or during development) will always appear innocent and bug-free to the team of developers. It...


January 16, 2009  10:12 AM

Understand customer requirements and make your customer understand



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirements, CRD, customer requirements, Customer Requirements Document, defect free software

You not only have to understand the customer but sometimes you have to make customer understand what exactly he requires to enhance his business. Many a times, a customer is not able to chalk out clearly what business requirements he wants to get embedded in the software. He is not clear about what...


January 14, 2009  10:10 AM

Digging the 10 precious ‘Experience’ Treasures



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug Management, business management, CRD, customer requirements, Customer Requirements Document, SDLC, team management

Past is not to be buried. It contains a treasure called EXPERIENCE. In software development this treasure is of ample importance for acquiring skills required to handle the unwarranted turns and twists during the development (and implementation) period. What we can learn from the past is the...


January 12, 2009  10:04 AM

Top 5 Quality killers in a software product



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business management, business requirements, customer requirements, defect free software, Development, documentation, Project Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software development, software quality, software quality assurance, software requirement, software testing

In software development project what matters most is the timely accurate delivery that gives the benefit of defect free product, customer satisfaction, profits, market edge, growth, motivation across the organization etc. All this is not easy to achieve having so many enemies in and outside the...


January 9, 2009  9:55 AM

Top 10 reasons to prove software development is an easiest job



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, software development, software quality, software testing

Software development is the easiest task and requires no development or quality standards, provided you are ready to manufacture software which: - Is full of bugs - Has no buyer - Is never ready to launch - Has success-failure ratio as 0:100 - Is ready for unlimited budget inflow - Is only...


January 7, 2009  9:59 AM

Reference Model in Software Development – a boon for Project Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Development Manager, Project Development, Project Head, project management, Refrence Model, software development, SoftwareProjectManager

A reference model is a non-arbitrary model of software that is to be referred to when a new software requirement comes from a customer. The reference model will suit and fit most of the requirements given by the customer. The model is the most ideal scenario befitting the technical and functional...


January 5, 2009  10:05 AM

50 gems to make Project Manager a real “Leader”



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Leadership, Project Head, project management, project manager, SoftwareProjectManager

The main tools of a project manager are communication, partnership and guiding his/her team towards success. As long as the project is going smooth, there is no problem. But as soon as there is a crisis, it is the project manager who has to rise to the challenge and seek out the vacuum to be...


January 2, 2009  9:45 AM

Timesheet – its purpose, use and importance



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Development Manager, measuring effectiveness, Project Development, project management, project manager, software, software development, tasksheet, team management, tester, timesheet

In an organization engaged in software development business, timesheet is filled by all developers and testers working on any project. Timesheet a sheet of pre-formatted fields in which daily tasks performed by each person are filled in their individual sheet. The intent of timesheet varies from...


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