Quality Assurance and Project Management:

March, 2010

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March 29, 2010  10:21 AM

Ability to Change Vs Organizational Rules

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

An organization is driven by some set of rules. Few of these rules are so hidden in the process that they are not visible or known clearly. But those rules keep being followed inherently. Other rules are quite transparent, visible and known clearly. The organization...

March 25, 2010  10:24 AM

Five Points to Prove Test Team as Major Stakeholder in Software Project

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. One big mistake that a project manager makes is that testers are not treated as major stakeholders in the project. 2. Development team has a misconception of treating tester as someone policing and pinpointing loopholes in developer’s area...


March 22, 2010  11:20 AM

Dilemma of a Tester

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A tester’s prime task after testing a product is to describe the bug. The development team while receiving a test report of a product from tester expects a detailed bug report. The report should be presented in such a way that is easily understood by developers. The point of...


March 19, 2010  12:07 PM

Five Operational Tactics Project Manager Needs to Understand

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. During all the project management phases, each process should be clearly having operational key indicator metrics to measure the health of the project at any stage. 2. Approvals, decisions, milestones, tasks, micro tasks should not become a...


March 18, 2010  12:30 PM

Eight critical Ps in the Life of a Project Manager

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Peers: There is always a peer pressure, right from our school age. There are people who always try to make you feel inferior, or insignificant so as to increase their importance of for any other purpose. The same happens in corporate world too. There will be people at your level...


March 15, 2010  11:55 AM

Ten Ideas to consider Customer Key Users as Major Stakeholders In Software Project

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. Key users are selected based on their organization engagement, knowledge about the business; and their own area expertise. 2. The selection criteria also depend on their openness and acceptance to adaptability, manageability, and their goodwill. 3. Key...


March 11, 2010  6:29 AM

Project Manager and Project Pressures

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

You have many projects running in your organization. You have to compete with peers, competitors, time, money and yourself to manage these projects to finish in time. There are clashes in priorities among various project timelines....


March 10, 2010  9:00 AM

Ten Ideas About Customer Management As Project Stakeholder

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. Customer Management: Usually the top management’s involvement is very important during any stage of a project. 2. But tragedy is that they contribute too less in the project. 3. They consider themselves as the busiest person on this earth and for this...


March 9, 2010  9:15 AM

Project Stakeholders

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

There are many stakeholders having different proportions of stake in a software project. Some stakeholders engage themselves during the complete lifecycle of project; others feel their presence is not crucial for every stage of the project. If any stakeholders feel...


March 6, 2010  9:00 AM

Seven Steps for Risk Management People Management and Project Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Any project, small or big, is bound to have risks. Risks perceived can be managed well as an advanced risk management plan can be prepared with the ways to mitigate the risk. Risks that are not perceived during the risk management plan are bound to create chaos and unplanned...


March 5, 2010  9:27 AM

Three Types of Project Managers to Manage Problems

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Problems are the reasons for opportunities. If there were no problems there would have been no opportunities, not much challenges, not much jobs, not much talent hunts. Tell me a project which gets completed without any problems. Tell me a person who has had no problem in his life....


March 3, 2010  3:03 PM

Five Reasons to have A Product Development Consultant and A Product Development Manager

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

For any software product development, the product can be managed in two manners by either giving the development and deployment charge to an...


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