Quality Assurance and Project Management:

May, 2009

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May 29, 2009  10:00 AM

Post Implementation Review – When, ldeally?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
post implementation, post implementation review, product performance, project acceptance, project board, project closure, project management, project sign-off, software implementation, software performance, Software Project

When is to perform a post implementation review? A witty answer could be – obviously after implementation. Ha! Definitely a successful closure of implementation could declare a project closure with a formal project acceptance report or project sign off. So shall we have a post implementation...

May 27, 2009  10:00 AM

Post Implementation Review – Why required?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
end user, implementation team, post implementation review, project implementation, project knowledge, project lerning, project management, project training, software features, software functionality, software performance, Software Project

A successful implementation does not ensure the completion of project. The reality starts when the implementation team has gone back and users have started using the project in full swing with the help of training material, learning, knowledge and product. The health of users in respect of using...


May 25, 2009  10:00 AM

What is Post Implementation Review?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
implementation team, post implementation review, project implementation, project management, project sign-off

A Post implementation review is conducted after a substantial period from implementation sign-off. This review is to ascertain customer management’s and users’ experience on product in absence of product implementation team. The product has been implemented successfully and the team is gone....


May 22, 2009  10:00 AM

5 reasons of top level customer expectations missing in requirement study document



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, organization level requirement, project management, project phase, requirement study, requirement study document, Software Project, Top level expectations, top management, user level requirement

As stated in previous two blogs, top level expectations gathering is very crucial during the business study and requirement gathering phase. And respectively I mentioned how vendor and customer can be careful (and should be) about that. Although it is rare and unexpected, but there are instances...


May 20, 2009  10:00 AM

Customer’s role in business study and requirement gathering phase of a software project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business study, customer, project agreement, project benefit, project director, project meeting, project review, project role, project sponsor, project stages, requirement gathering, software benefit, software development, Software Project, Software vendor, top management

Usually it is the customer top level person who is project sponsor for a software development project, be it in-house or from a software development vendor. A Project Sponsor may presume that his/her roles during the project would be – sign agreement and papers, assign roles down the line for the...


May 18, 2009  10:00 AM

Vendor’s role in involving customer top management while requirement gathering phase



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business study, customer, customer expectations, end user, process owner, project completion, project management, project stakeholders, requirement gathering, software development, software product, Software Project, Software Project Lifecycle, Software vendor, top level requirement, top management, user level requirement

The most critical stage in software project lifecycle is business study and requirement gathering. Vendor has to be very cautious and careful in understanding all levels expectations from the product they are going to build for the customer. Skipping top level at this stage could be disastrous for...


May 15, 2009  10:10 AM

How to manage Change Management – in terms of scope of the project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, project aspect, project location, project management, project manager, Project Plan, project progress, project role, project schedule, project scope, project study, Software Project

Scope defined and decided upon initially by vendor and customer mutually has a large impact on timeline, progress and success of a project. A change in scope at a later stage may call for a big impact on project schedule and progress. Let us see the roles of vendor and customer respectively in this...


May 13, 2009  9:35 AM

SIGNificance of Sign-offs at appropriate stages



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project achievements, project customer, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, project milestones, project sign-off, project stages, project stakeholders, project vendor, Software Project

Sign-off at various stages has a significant importance during project lifecycle. Everyday sign-off can be a headache for customer, no sign-off can cause headache for vendor, so there has to be a balance of sign-offs of milestones, achievements and stages of project so that the sanctity of...


May 11, 2009  10:12 AM

Two aspects in Change Management in Software Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business critical change, business requirements, Business Rules, business study, change management, customer management, customer requirements, project cycle, Project Development, project implementation, project management, project manager, project team, software development, software implementation, Software Project, software requirements

Change management is a subset of project management. In any software project change is to be managed during the whole cycle of development and implementation. Requirements once specified by customer at the business requirements study phase does not mean that there will be no change in requirements...


May 8, 2009  10:09 AM

Change Management in terms of people – how to manage during a project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, manpower management, project guidelines, Project Lifecycle, project management, project stages, Risk Management, risk mitigation, Risk Plan, Software Project

Although it can not be avoided in real life scenario and that is why there is a risk plan and risk management to avoid such circumstances. But still a lot can be done to atleast minimize the risk and thereby mitigation. Vendor - Management has to ensure the bare minimum changes (preferably NO...


May 6, 2009  9:59 AM

Project Management Practices – whose call – vendor or customer



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
best practices, project management, project management practices, project manager, project standards, quality management, Software Project

Project initiation starts with the marriage of vendor and customer to produce the desired software product. The desire comes from customer, with a promise from vendor to deliver the desired product. The time and investment (in terms of people, equipments, and expenses) calls for a superior quality...


May 4, 2009  9:40 AM

Roles of Vendor and Customer Project Managers to avoid Project Overrun



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project approach, project completion, project failure, project management, project metrics, project organization, project overrun, Project Plan, project progress, project revenue, project sign-off, project time, Software Project

Project management is a joint effort of vendor and customer teams. Project Organization members have to play their respective roles timely and religiously to get the best of the results. Both have to go hand in hand right from the start of the project till end and even beyond. The relationship does...


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