Quality Assurance and Project Management:

December, 2009

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December 30, 2009  10:00 AM

My Last Post for the Year 2009



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

We all want to be successful in our profession; few of us try hard, few very hard. In case of a failure we have two paths to follow – bounce back with a higher thrust, or get bogged down. Silence is gold but not always. Higher...

December 24, 2009  10:00 AM

Eight Soft Intuitive Checkpoints for Project Manager during an Ongoing Project



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

The following applies to complete Project proceedings at any stage with internal teams, management, customer users, customer management and so on. Be it project meetings, briefings, development, documentation, implementation, testing or whatever – you have to be alert, awake and open to capture...


December 23, 2009  10:00 AM

Productivity Metrics vs. Quality Metrics



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
quality, quality control, software development, software quality

Imagine a Pen manufacturing company having lot of orders from their customers to manufacture various types of pens. There can be two scenarios – either the delivery is production centric, or quality centric. Let us see what the difference in both...


December 22, 2009  10:00 AM

Eight Facts About Developers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, software development

A developer when joins a company carries some expectations to deliver and expectations to get. He has lot of things in mind what extra edge he is going to deliver to make him different from other along with being a warm contributor to the team. Also...


December 18, 2009  10:00 AM

Are You Test Automation Addict



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
application, tester, testing

As we all know – ‘excess of anything is bad’. The same applies to test automation too. Blindly going to automation for whatever comes for testing is not at all a wise activity. The important questions that you should ask yourself as Test Head can be –...


December 16, 2009  10:00 AM

Seven Pillars of Building an Organization’s Reputation



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
commitment, management, process

Reputation is something closer to Popular but with a higher degree of social seriousness. Now popularity may be due to something ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in you. Same is with Reputation. A ‘bad’ reputation is never wanted by anyone. In a positive sense its literal meaning is –...


December 14, 2009  10:00 AM

Ten Specialities Required in a Business Technology Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, business technical analyst, Development, documentation, process flow, project completion, project governance, project implementation, project installation, project release, requirement analysis, requirement gathering, technical analyst, test case, Test Plan, tester, testing

A clear cut difference is there between a Business Analyst and a Business Technology Analyst. In previous blog I mentioned the essential skills required in a business analyst. Here let us highlight the essential key skills required in a person to become a business technology analyst. Those are as...


December 11, 2009  10:00 AM

Twelve Core Qualities of a Business Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis, business analyst, business expectation, business need, business process, business requirement, business skill, client relationship, documentation, functional issue, functional testing, integration testing, process flow, project management, project skill, requirement analysis, requirement gathering, Software Project, system analysis, technical issue, Test Plan, test strategy, UAT, user acceptance test

Business Analysis is the core of project management. It is the first major activity starting after project initiation requiring multifaceted skills. Some of the skills or qualities required are prime than the other. The prime qualities are those which make a...


December 9, 2009  10:00 AM

Idea Factory during Project Lifecycle



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
bottleneck, organization, Project Lifecycle, project management, Software Project

Do you have an Idea Factory within your organization? Ideas give you an indication that the teams and their constituents (the team members) are alive and functioning properly. It also indicates the culture of the organization. All project members...


December 7, 2009  10:00 AM

Eight Goal Settings for Software Developers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
coder, coding, developer, Development, goal setting, Project, software, tester, testing

As discussed in previous post, goal setting is a chain reaction. Goal setting by one will definitely force another to set their goal as it is obvious to happen in a team. Project management is a team effort. Like in football, a pass by center to forward enables him to shoot a...


December 4, 2009  11:00 AM

Project Management and Goal Setting



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
goal setting, project management, project target, project timeline, Software Project

In any project (and in real life too!) goal setting is very important. Without setting goals or what we term as key milestones in a project, one can not set targets or timeline to achieve them. Goal setting is something that makes you keep...


December 3, 2009  10:00 AM

If Software is treated like Hardware Component



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
component, hardware, software, Software Project, support

Try finding the cost of hardware components like RAM, harddisk, floppy drive, cd-drive etc. a decade back and you will be shocked to notice their price at that time as compared to today’s price. And just go back to that era and check the warranties we used to get on these...


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