Quality Assurance and Project Management:

February, 2010

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February 26, 2010  1:00 PM

Five Stages of DONE in Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
milestone, process, project management, project stages, project task, Timeline, timeplan

A Project is nothing but a collection of tasks, milestones and activities. These are managed with the help of some standard methodology, process and procedure. In every stage of project we are supposed to perform some tasks, achieve certain...

February 24, 2010  12:13 PM

Five Points to do Justice with Your Project Information



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Development Manager, project information, project management, project manager, quality manager, Software Project, stakeholder

You might be a project manager, senior management, customer management, customer project manager, quality manager, development manager, business manager. That makes you an active and responsible stakeholder in the project. Your role is not just to...


February 23, 2010  12:35 PM

Ten Insights About Project Information



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
information flow, information flow charter, project charter, project information, project level, project management, project manager, project milestone, project projection, task breakdown

1. A project is associated with lot of information flow. 2. Be it any stage of the project, information is very important to understand if a particular project is progressing, accelerating, decelerating, not moving, illumined or merely under the influence of...


February 19, 2010  8:00 AM

Two 360 Degrees Aspects of Reputation Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Reputation risk, Software Project

A reputation risk associated with a product is prone to cause a ‘bad’ reputation to the product. But reputation management does not limit itself only to mitigate reputation risks. Its other purpose is to increase the ‘good’...


February 17, 2010  7:00 AM

Five Different Levels of Reputation Damage



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project, project management, Reputation risk, risk mitigation, Software Project

As we know a risk to a product is connected to the risk to the management or organization using that product. The higher the damage involved with the risk the higher is the mitigation procedure required as a countermeasure. The reputation...


February 15, 2010  8:00 AM

Four Commandants for Project Manager to be a Good Proxy Customer during Product Development



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, business requirement, product development, project management, project manager

There is no harm in owning the product (on behalf of the customer) by the project manager during the development phase, but keep some key points in mind while doing it: 1. Ensure the business requirement documents are well in place and are quite...


February 14, 2010  8:30 AM

Who Exactly is the Product Owner – Customer or Project Team



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
product development, product owner, project management, project team

Product development requires day to day interactions and query solving of the development team related to the product. The customer presence is not extensive and hence most of the product related queries have to be resolved by the project manager. The business analyst...


February 14, 2010  8:18 AM

Product Ownership – A Weirdly Sensible Philosophy



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Product ownership, Project Development, project management, project manager, project team, software product

It is not difficult to answer who is the product owner. Obviously the answer is – “customer” who is paying for the product. Ownership always consists of two aspects, in all circumstances, everywhere in the world. The two aspects are “joys” and the “pains”. I...


February 8, 2010  10:06 AM

Six Assured Steps to Become Worst Project Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, Project Planning

1. Vision and Leadership: As a project manager never provide any technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation to your teams engaged in your project. 2. Planning: No planning must be done to build your customer’s operations in the...


February 5, 2010  1:21 PM

Five Ways to Increase Project Risk



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project charter, project definition, project deliverables, project management, project objective, Project Plan, Project Risk, project scope, project team, project vision, Risk Management

1. Project Definition: Either don’t define your project or define it in most ambiguous manner so that even if you read it again, you are not able to make anything out of it. Don’t define Project Charter comprising of project vision, project objective, project scope and project...


February 5, 2010  10:33 AM

22 Ways to Increase your Project Success Rate



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software quality

1. Overcome constraints 2. Increase quality of service 3. Drive your team to perform better and become more productive 4. Keep yourself and your teams Happy 5. Have a stable and consistently improving...


February 1, 2010  11:40 AM

Six Contributors to the Reputation Risk of Your Software Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Reputation, Reputation risk, Software Project

Reputation and reputation risk both are estimated during the project and the way it progresses while crossing its milestones. The customer is the last milestone in any project and it is the external agency like customer or the market from where the reputation or...


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