Quality Assurance and Project Management:

August, 2009

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August 28, 2009  10:00 AM

5 reasons for not getting panicked even if WinRunner is no more supported by HP

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

HP announced end of life for WinRunner in February 2008. Many companies using WinRunner for years started wondering what to do. IT people using WinRunner got panicked and started convincing their organizations to switch over to another product, mostly QTP. Another product means another investment...

August 26, 2009  10:00 AM

Software Developers – Do you imagine, dream and innovate? Continuously?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

If answer to the first question is No, start moving into the direction of converting it to Yes. Answer to second question also has to be yes. Let us see what is meant by Imagine, Dream and Innovate and how to adopt them at workplace. Imagination- The ability to create, and paint a mental picture...


August 24, 2009  10:00 AM

If SaaS is acceptable, why not give birth to QaaS?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A software division in an IT company is considered to be a profit center whereas the Testing division is considered as cost center. A set of developers develop software, get it tested by a set of testers, sell it in the market and earn profits. The credits and benefits on success of the software...


August 21, 2009  10:00 AM

An IT guy posted a question on LI… regarding software project development and testing…

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

On LinkedIn an IT projects guy posted a question about plus and minus of outsourcing software testing for his software project. After getting 12 replies from various experts he posted his intention behind this question. The intention was to outsource development and testing to two different vendors...


August 19, 2009  11:00 AM

Software developer or bug developer

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

If a person who develops software is software developer, why not the same person developing bugs in the software be called bugs developer. How many developers ethically perform the unit testing after completing development of a unit? It could be - None, a few of them, some of them, most of them or...


August 17, 2009  1:00 PM

Dear software developer – what is your mileage?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

I have two sets of developers. Both bunches contain quite considerable number of developers. Let us call it first set of developers and second set of developers. Both sets have their own unique way of functioning and performing. First set of developers work randomly with no documentation, no...


August 14, 2009  10:00 AM

Six indicators for a project manager – of their downfall (or failure) in project management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

If you, as a project manager, are fond of thunderstorms, volcano eruptions, etc. it is ok howsoever you drive a project. Otherwise look below at six indicators mentioned below. Even if one of the reason prevails in your project’s lifecycle, manage it, get rid of it, immediately, before a small...


August 12, 2009  10:00 AM

Seven Questions on ‘Average Cycle Time’ of your projects?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

What is cycle time? Cycle time in terms of a software project is the time taken from its initiation to handover. Another measure in terms of commercials could be order to execution to recovery... A project lifecycle in other terms Do you measure it? You might be banking on your experience...


August 10, 2009  10:00 AM

Two approaches in defining testing scope of an application

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

There is no end to an application. It always asks for a new feature, alter in functionality, addition/ change of business rule etc. With any change in the existing application running in a live environment, the change needs to be tested for all aspects of quality before putting it live. The...


August 7, 2009  10:00 AM

Ten Mantras for a software developer

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Lot of efforts can be saved in terms of time and money if we reach to a stage of ‘first time right’ in application development. It has been proven largely that no good application can be built and released without extensive testing. Testing is not developers’ ball game – this is also a well...


August 5, 2009  10:00 AM

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

UAT or user acceptance testing comes as the last exercise in software testing lifecycle. It is probably the first phase or beginning of customer preparing to takeover the charge of the product. Actually this is a sort of test drive by a perspective buyer who has studied well about a car, has made...


August 3, 2009  10:00 AM

Ten golden rules for Project Management Standards – evolution to adherence

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. Evolve, develop and freeze standards. 2. Keep a breathing space by not developing too rigid standards. 3. Live with open mind. Always be open for change in standards, if it is for improvement, and if it makes sense. 4. Let everyone involved in the projects have the same drink at the cocktail....


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