Quality Assurance and Project Management:

July, 2009

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July 30, 2009  10:00 AM

Six details about application you need to know before performing load testing

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. Purpose: The main purpose of the application for which it is built need to be defined. 2. Load Test goals: Identify what you want to achieve by load testing, what are your primary goals to go for load testing. Define all your goals. One example could be – login time for 100 concurrent users...

July 28, 2009  10:00 AM

Five Technical Details to understand before performing Load Testing on a software product

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. Framework: What is the framework being used in the application? For example it may be .Net or J2EE or any other. 2. Servers: What all server services you are using to run/ use this application? What standard server applications are used for Presentation, Application and Database level? Some...


July 24, 2009  10:00 AM

Four Environment Essentials to know before performing load testing

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Which Server: Where is the load testing intended to be performed? Is it the test server, production server or staging server where load testing is to be performed? If it is being performed on Production Server, it is ok. Otherwise if it is to be performed on test or staging server, be careful that...


July 22, 2009  10:00 AM

Five lessons my dance teacher gave me that can make you a perfect tester

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A love for music - if you can move to music, you can dance: Same applies to testing also. If you have love for testing, and you can move to its music, you can be a good tester. A sense of rhythm: If you understand the product well and move along well, in a right rhythm, you win the game. ...


July 20, 2009  10:00 AM

Responsibility of a tester – a different perspective

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

The responsibility of a tester is to ensure the peace of mind of the end users who are going to use the software product. Another target should be to safeguard customer's investment in the product. In order to discharge this responsibility, the tester should focus all his skills on understanding...


July 17, 2009  10:00 AM

Why hit the people? Hit the process if there is a failure in a software project

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

People are not wrong, processes are. People in an organization do what they are told to do. Organizations who hit on people at the time of failure are not doing the right thing. It is the process that is to be blamed not the person with Q-tag. As long as quality is considered to be the child of...


July 15, 2009  10:00 AM

Who owns the Q-Tag in a software development company?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

In any software development and implementation company there is always a need of quality assurance and quality control people who own the responsibility of setting the right methodology and framework for development and implementation (QA), bugs identification and product approval (QC). Usually...


July 13, 2009  10:00 AM

Five phases of Performance Testing

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

As in a software project, the complete project lifecycle comprises of different phases. Similarly the performance testing lifecycle also comprises of various phases. Performance testing is usually, as the name suggests, is done to evaluate or examine the performance of the software product with the...


July 10, 2009  10:00 AM

If you don’t change with the ‘Change’ you get [ex][change]d

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

In my June 15 2009 post – “Do’s (+) and Don’ts (X) in Project Management”...


July 8, 2009  10:00 AM

The life of a Project Manager in a Software Project

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

At the birth (inception) of a new software project the project manager is puzzled and confused just trying to gather and understand customer requirements. He starts like a wanderer in the dark islands of customer for collecting various requirements and understanding their business norms. The moment...


July 6, 2009  10:00 AM

Five stages in a project when Software Tester becomes Quality Analyst

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A software tester evaluates software based on certain parameters. These parameters are set as per product, customer and organization requirements. Testing could be just of functional features or include load, performance and security. For any parameters a tester has to work as quality analyst to...


July 2, 2009  10:00 AM

Fifteen Checkpoints for project managers – if your commitment towards project merely a Pretence?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

You, as a project manager are most crucial factor of a project being the key driver. Your commitment matters most as it can do any wonders. Your real commitment can put fire in your team member’s belly to run the project full swing. But if your commitment is merely Pretence, it can wipe off the...


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