Quality Assurance and Project Management:

October, 2009

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October 30, 2009  10:00 AM

Project Scope – Customer needs to be shown the right path



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, Project, project implementation, project management, project manager, project scope, sign-off, software, Software Project

One of the project managers of an ERP implementation company got himself into a tight corner. He found himself in a tough situation where an already ‘mutually sealed’ project scope asked for one or two new requirements (or changes in the existing functionality) from the client everyday while...

October 28, 2009  10:00 AM

Eighteen commandants for Project Management Meetings



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project, project management, project meeting, project team, Software Project

18. All meetings related to the project must be fruitful for its continuous progress and timely actions. 17. Duration of the meetings should be optimum to cover all major concerns and immediate actions required. 16. Meetings should bring all participants close to break the barrier between...


October 26, 2009  10:00 AM

Five ‘must-have’ skills to be a Business Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis, business analyst, business knowledge, business process, business rule, customer requirement, Development, process, project management, quality, software, Software Project, software requirement, technical knowledge

As stated in my previous post, a Business Analyst is a quite powerful role that establishes the base of a project. It is the first visible pillar for a project which involves communication, leadership, writing, technical and functional skills together. A business analyst has to have a great depth...


October 23, 2009  10:00 AM

Various roles of a Business Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis, business process, business rule, customer requirement, Development, process, project management, quality, software, Software Project, software requirement

Business Analyst is a quite powerful role forming the base of a project. It is the first visible pillar for a project which involves communication, leadership, writing, technical and functional skills together. A business analyst has to have a great depth of knowledge of the business on one hand, a...


October 21, 2009  10:00 AM

Performance Management has nothing to do with the Project Size



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
performance management, project management, project methodology, project organization, Software Project

Be it large organization or small performance management is the key concern for any size of organization. Every organization has a goal to achieve their goals bound to be for a stipulated period, gain profits, enhance, and set higher targets. Growth is important for every organization. The same...


October 19, 2009  10:00 AM

How to predict the number of bugs in the next code of a programmer



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, bug report, code, coding, programmer, programming, Project, project management, Software Project, tester, testing

You have a programmer who is writing codes for years that comes to you for testing. The programmer might be coding for a number of projects simultaneously or sequentially. Similar would be the case with you. You would be testing a number of projects simultaneously or one after the other. By now...


October 16, 2009  10:00 AM

Five Tips for a project manager for driving (and completing) a Project successfully



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project, project management, project manager, project team, software, Software Project

Involve all stakeholders throughout: This does not mean that all people involved in the project have to keep them available full-time during the project but it means that the knowledge about the project, project progress, shortcomings, bottlenecks etc. should be continuously shared...


October 14, 2009  10:00 AM

20 gems for project managers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, bug report, coder, coding, developer, Development, programmer, programming, project manager, quality, quality control, software, Software Project, technical knowledge, tester, testing

1. A project manager is always right 2. Quality is seriously maintained by developers while developing software 3. A separate set of people (quality control or testers) is not required to take care of the software produced or developed 4. Testers don’t do any substantial value addition in...


October 12, 2009  10:00 AM

What customer type you are?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, change management, code, customer requirement, software, software implementation, software product, Software Project

One customer type focuses on current requirement, rightly built, with more flexibility towards the business requirements built-in in the database rather than in the code. They believe that if the software meets their current requirements well, the future requirements will be built in at the need of...


October 9, 2009  1:17 PM

What sort of driver are you?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
customer requirement, product quality, Project Development, project implementation, project management, project manager, project stage, quality, software delivery, Software Project, software quality

I have seen different type of drivers on road: some drive very fast violating all rules and regulations to reach the destination. Can this attitude work in software development and delivery? I don’t think so, if the project manager is more worried about reaching the implementation stage without...


October 9, 2009  6:29 AM

Project Lifecycle – 2012



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, implementation, Project Lifecycle, project phase, project team, software development, software product, Software Project, software testing, tester

Phase I: There is nothing called ‘off the shelf” product. It is all ‘made-to-fit’ technique. You specify your requirements and that too at a broader level. For micro level leave a red-mark at areas that need to be looked into at the time of building of software. The more red-marks will mean...


October 5, 2009  10:36 AM

Yu-ai = developer-tester



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Development, programming, project management, Software Project, tester, testing

Yu-ai in Japanese means fraternity means people engaged in a particular occupation. It corresponds to "you and I" in English. Any software project does not shape well without the exhaustive contributions of developers and testers engaged in that project. Both communities are singular pieces of a...


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