Quality Assurance and Project Management:

April, 2010

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April 30, 2010  7:09 AM

Two Questions for Quality Manager and Project Manager

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. At times development, requirement freezing gets done side by side and that too at customer location. In that case the product undergoes a lot of changes based on customer feedback on daily basis and finally product gets ready as per development team and customer. After that...

April 29, 2010  11:46 AM

Project Management and Project Estimation

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

No project can be started without estimations. The estimations are to be done about the resources, manpower, team compositions, budgets, releases, development and so on. Estimating software is not an easy task. Production estimations are simpler as compared to service delivery...


April 28, 2010  12:19 PM

Project Management and Project Measurement

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Measurement is important to manage. We manage money in our bank by keeping a track of the credits and debits. The performance and versatility of project management goes in the same manner. There are plans, estimations, targets, budgets, resource crunch and so on in any project....


April 27, 2010  10:44 AM

Project Management Methodology and Tools

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Project management is an active stream worldwide. New methodologies and technologies are being produced and introduced from various corners of the world. Some organizations are quite active in optimization of software project management. By optimization we understand the...


April 26, 2010  7:21 AM

Why Business Requirements Matter Most in Project Success

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Business requirements and customer specifications when are met perfectly above 90% in the software built; such software has least chances of failing due to quality or customer acceptance. Definitely the time schedules are always important but such products where business...


April 25, 2010  7:31 AM

Software Project and Product Cost Models

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

If customer requirements and business process are not the top priority during the software development; then the software built will have a very short future and less commercial value. This is because, if the software can not cater to manage or enhance any business, its demand will be very low in...


April 24, 2010  5:02 PM

Software Project and Business Purpose

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

The purpose of a business seeking software application to cater to a business process or a group of business processes is to optimize the business. The requirements emerge through the key process owners of the business. The requirements analysis and gathering phase is the most...


April 23, 2010  9:30 AM

Project Management and Project Defects

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A study shows that incomplete, improper or imperfect requirements collection during business and requirement study leads to 70% defects in the final product. The shortfalls in the software product delivered to customer affect its business process not only initially but for long. As...


April 22, 2010  8:12 AM

Software Project and Project Budget

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Around 50% of software projects either overshoot the timeline/ targets, cross the stipulated budget, or do not satisfy customer regarding the features and functionalities. The plan overshoot is definitely deciding factor for the budget overshoot. These delays not only affect...


April 21, 2010  7:18 AM

Software Development Project and Rework

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

As per study software development team on an average spends almost 40% of their time on rework. The rework requirements may arise by way of – development team revisiting their code and finding out some lacunae; Quality control test/ bug report; or requirements fine tuning at customer end during...


April 20, 2010  10:01 AM

Software Project Success in Human Context

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Using best methodologies, procedures, tools and practices do matter. But what matter more is the human factor. It is the people who have to drive the project. As best people under perform in subdued conditions, similarly the best of the tools and methodologies will not be able to get you the...


April 19, 2010  9:54 AM

Software Project Turning into Success OR Failure by use of Tools and Methodologies

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Software project may finally result into success or failure depending on certain factors. It doesn’t exactly depend only on the methodologies and tools adopted during the project lifecycle. It also depends on the human factor comprising of administration, team members, team leaders, project...


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