Quality Assurance and Project Management:

September, 2009

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September 30, 2009  10:00 AM

Load Modeling in performance testing

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Load modeling is the first phase of the performance testing in which certain specific tasks are performed such as conducting performance requirement gathering workshop: This usually is conducted with the top level management to understand their perception regarding number of users, critical...

September 29, 2009  11:00 AM

Can you do without Progressive approach in Performance Testing

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

No. I don’t think so. If you have to identify the bottlenecks in your newly built software application, you are bound to adhere to this approach. Use a progressive bottleneck identification approach for performance testing of the application. The testing approach should be to apply holistic load...


September 25, 2009  10:00 AM

What is the ‘unit to measure’ your project progress?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A project starts with initiation phase and ends up with project closure report. Then afterwards there is post project feedback (after a considerable amount of time given to the customer to get conversant with the product) and warranty support followed by support contracts over a period of time. ...


September 23, 2009  10:00 AM

Quality of documents says it all about the health of the project

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A software project has to undergo various stages before reaching the final stage of customer sign off. At each stage of the project there are certain set of documents that are maintained by the project team for internal or external purposes. These documents are prepared by various team members...


September 22, 2009  10:00 AM

Why is Change opposed?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A coder or programmer when told that he is not writing his code, by way of presenting him with a list of bugs, he is being told to CHANGE. A tester when is told by his superior that he lacks business depth for testing the product, he is being told to CHANGE. A project manger when told that he...


September 16, 2009  12:00 PM

Five ways to workout ‘testing effort”

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A new project, a new product development – as a QC head how do you estimate your testing effort? Well, some quick steps for this: 1. Customer requirements: Customer specifications or requirements captured at the time of initial study period would be a quick reference guide for estimating...


September 14, 2009  1:00 PM

Ten facts (or myths) about developers and testers

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

We all know developers and testers both have a tough job all the time. Developers have a key role in developing the software as per customer requirements embedding customer’s business needs into it. Similarly testers have to put all their efforts in ensuring that the software is matching customer...


September 11, 2009  10:00 AM

10 innovative ways to become a “lousy” project manager

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Project Management is not simple. It requires lot of skills (and learning and experience) to become a good project manager. A good project manager is the one who plans and executes well – all the stages of a project. Finally if project finishes in time with a SMILE ON CUSTOMER FACE, the project...


September 9, 2009  10:00 AM

How do you do your project sizing?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Next month is a marriage in your close relation. You plan to buy an expensive suit length and get it stitched by the best tailor in the city. You buy the best cloth, go to the best tailor, he takes your measurement and gives you a trial date suitable to you. You go on that date, find minor or no...


September 7, 2009  11:00 AM

Top 5 reasons of Project Manager getting fired

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Project Failure: First failure will downgrade the level of next project to be given to the project manager. Not only this, but it will also trigger hidden cameras in the organization that start monitoring each and every step of project manager. These hidden cameras could be top management or some...


September 3, 2009  10:00 AM

The 80/20 rule in Software Testing

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Pareto Principle or Pareto Rule is quite fascinating in managing personal and professional life, time management, task management, self motivation etc. Crux is if you focus few vital issues in life you manage major part of your life better. The same applies in profession, organization, department...


September 1, 2009  10:00 AM

The 80-20 rule for Developers

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

The 80-20 Rule or most commonly known as “Pareto Principle” was first formulated by the famous Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto in 1895. The principle was named after him and still holds good almost in all the aspects of life. Vilfredo Pareto found that 80% of Italy’s wealth was with 20% of...


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