Quality Assurance and Project Management:

June, 2009

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June 29, 2009  10:00 AM

Outsource in a software project without losing control over it

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

We learnt in earlier two posts about the strategic decision of a management to outsource a complete project or part(s) of a project depending on certain factors, and the factors respectively. In this post let us see at the various components of a project that are most widely outsourced or otherwise...

June 25, 2009  10:00 AM

Five Reasons of outsourcing

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Outsourcing is neither bad nor good. It is a strategic decision based on certain parameters taken by an organization to offload some projects or part of a project to a third party. Offloading certainly comes with many boons and many banes. Offloading should be managed very carefully as the project...


June 22, 2009  10:00 AM

Role of Vendor and Customer in managing User Manuals

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

As already has been discussed, User Manuals play a crucial role in any software project and are the solid bonding between product, users, customer management and vendor project team. The stronger this bond is the more comfortable and happy each stakeholder will be. Each player has to play a crucial...


June 19, 2009  10:00 AM

Six Pack User Manual – how to build

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Six major key points that should be kept in mind while preparing User Manuals can be as listed below: 1. Simple – Never expect your product users to be as knowledgeable about your product as you are. Remember when you first time tried working on this product, how ignorant or untrained you...


June 17, 2009  10:00 AM

Why User Manuals are so important in Software Project Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

The product owners or stakeholders might be many in a software project, but the real frontrunners who drive, run and use the software product post implementation are the key users and other users. It is their feedback that matters most. They must be the most comfortable lot on usability,...


June 15, 2009  10:00 AM

Do’s (+) and Don’ts (X) in Project Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

  • + Do X Don’t + Single constant in business is Change X Single constant in business is resistance to change + Change means shifting to a better comfort zone X Change means shifting away from comfort zone + Recruit well in advance before the project start time X ...


  • June 12, 2009  10:00 AM

    Ten symptoms to know if your project is infected with influenza A (H1N1)

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    10. When you start getting increased number of bugs as compared to earlier releases 9. When your developers stop thinking about quality in code 8. When bugs pass through QC unnoticed 7. When you stop acknowledging quality efforts and start giving more importance to speed and volume of...


    June 10, 2009  10:00 AM

    Ten Reasons of getting into pitfall of leaving a scope of software development at customer site

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    In the previous post we learnt what all could a software project could lead to in presence of higher scope of software development at customer site during implementation phase. Let us see what all factors are responsible of insufficient requirement gathering during business study phase of a...


    June 8, 2009  10:00 AM

    Five pitfalls if you are leaving a scope of software development at customer site

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    Ideally, in a software project, for an offshore customer, the requirement gathering phase should be given an extra care to understand to a maximum extent so that the product developed and tested when ready for implementation at customer site requires no development. Practically, it is very...


    June 5, 2009  10:00 AM

    Five guidelines for customer project team while filling Post Implementation Review form

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    The Post implementation review is usually filled collectively by customer project team and signed by the project sponsor, who is usually one of the senior members of management. This form is to be submitted back to vendor (after filling) to serve the purpose of – sharing experience, product...


    June 3, 2009  10:00 AM

    How to prepare for Post Project Implementation Review?

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    Both vendor and customer have to understand that the real journey of a product starts only after a successful implementation of software at customer site. The challenges get a new meaning once the project team leaves the customer site after project sign-off. Both the managements can celebrate the...


    June 1, 2009  9:00 AM

    Ten Components of a post implementation review

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    What is post implementation review? When it should be done? Why is it required? All this has been discussed in last three posts. Let us now understand what ideally would be the components of a post implementation review. As discussed earlier, some components can be answered immediately at the...


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