Quality Assurance and Project Management:

April, 2009

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April 29, 2009  10:18 AM

Project Overrun – who to blame

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Project overrun is not unknown for any software organization. Every organization who has tasted it would acknowledge that it is always painful – in terms of time, cost and resources. Ultimately when the other two factors are also converted to cost, it comes to a voluminous figure. Nobody wants...

April 27, 2009  10:06 AM

Project Overrun – what is crucial – time, money or both?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A classic scenario happened in an organization recently as told to me by a project manager of that organization engaged in software development and implementations. It is related to project overrun. A new project started with a set of requirements from a customer for development and...


April 24, 2009  10:06 AM

5 ways to control project overrun

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Project overrun is simply a project crossing its boundaries set by the organization. These boundaries may vary from organization to organization depending on how they blindly or how over-extensively (both extremes) they want to look at it. 5 ways to control project overrun could be:

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  • April 22, 2009  9:51 AM

    5 myths about Project Overrun

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    All projects are prone to overrun. An overrun acceptance is directly proportional to an organization’s fault absorption capacity. Accordingly the definition of overrun is framed to demonstrate an overrun project as rightly completed project. 5 myths about Project Overrun could be:

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  • April 20, 2009  10:05 AM

    Role of customer project manager at customer site during implementation stage

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    The customer project manager has to take the lead and ownership of product as soon as it is launched at customer site for implementation. The UAT, training and implementation process can only be effective in case customer project team gets fully involved into each and every activity of the...


    April 17, 2009  10:03 AM

    Role of vendor project manager at customer site during implementation stage

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    The vendor project manager has to work as a consultant to the customer project manager rather than taking the full command at customer site during implementation phase. From vendor side, it is the responsibility of the project manager to highlight the risks (in terms of user’s availability,...


    April 16, 2009  9:40 AM

    Responsibilities of project manager during project implementation phase

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    Project managers (the customer end and the vendor end) have to work hand in hand during the implementation stage of a software project happening at customer site. The key responsibility of both the project managers working on the project is to ensure successful implementation and project...


    April 13, 2009  10:01 AM

    Project Manager’s vision has to be perfect 6/6 for project implementation

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    No project manager can claim there was not a single problem in any of his projects. But then he is to tackle them. To tackle them he should be aware of them. To be aware of them, he has to have an ability to foresee them than to overlook them. The earlier he envisages those problems, the more time...


    April 10, 2009  9:59 AM

    Application developed, tested and built well does not ensure successful implementation

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    It is not only the project manager but all stakeholders who get affected by the project over-run or failure. It could happen due to any reasons. One of the major reasons that have emerged is the lack of vision of the project manager, project sponsors, project directors and other stakeholders to...


    April 8, 2009  10:18 AM

    10 stages of Risk in software application development and testing

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    A risk is a bigger than its size if it is not identified well in advance. An identified risk is as risky as unidentified if its assessment is not done. Risk assessment is useless if there is no impact analysis. Impact analysis has no worth if its countermeasure is not identified. Let us...


    April 6, 2009  10:29 AM

    Six facts about software application risks

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    Similar to SDLC (software development lifecycle management), there is RLC or Risk lifecycle management in a software application in which there are different stages involved. The different stages could be risk identification, risk assessment, impact analysis, countermeasure identification,...


    April 2, 2009  10:06 AM

    Different Software Applications have different set of Risks involved

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    Any activity is never without risk involved in it. Risk could be classified in different categories like - low, medium or high depending on its impact, software’s requirements and purpose, software usage, and software user volume. Accordingly the risks are identified or rather perceived. Their...


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