Quality Assurance and Project Management:

June, 2010

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June 30, 2010  9:45 AM

Ten Tips For Outsourcing Project Partner Part 2

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

5. Benchmark: To rate each of your selection criteria points for each vendor you will be required to benchmark each criteria with the best possible value available across the globe. Against this best possible value for each point your assessment for each vendor will give you a...

June 30, 2010  9:28 AM

Ten Tips For Outsourcing Project Partner Part 1

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. Understand Complete Requirements: Customer requirements for the whole project play a very crucial role in building a new product. The whole requirements are shared by many teams for various purposes – viz. development, testing, implementation etc. A foolproof process of...


June 22, 2010  11:45 AM

Ten Reasons for a Project Manager To Act As A Gardener Part II

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

5. Harvesting: Plants are ready for harvesting at different timescales. The crop decides the period of harvesting unless some negative impacts the growth. Same is with the people. Some grow fast, some take their own sweet time to grow and establish their...


June 22, 2010  11:29 AM

Ten Reasons for a Project Manager To Act As A Gardener Part I

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A gardener is not a simple job, rather is a most tedious job of growing and nurturing nature. The similar job is that of a project manager who has to manage different teams in a project. The team members comprise of different ages, cultures, geographies (sometimes), experiences, backgrounds,...


June 18, 2010  11:57 AM

Ten Tips To Increase Business Application Usage Part II

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

5. Drive with a top down approach: If the project command is shared with one of the top management member of customer end, it gives a catalytic thrust to the project progress and becomes a winning note for the product. 6. Don’t pass a stupid message that...


June 18, 2010  11:35 AM

Ten Tips To Increase Business Application Usage Part I

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Sometimes business applications die an unnatural death even if the application is built with state-of-the-art technology fulfilling all relevant business requirements. The reason of failure does not lie with the application but the people and processes...


June 14, 2010  10:00 AM

Optimized Environment Gives Optimized Project Performance

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Project performance encompasses performance of each individual member of each team working for a project. Each team members requires an environment around him that facilitates him to work towards his goals. The components of an environment for a team member...


June 11, 2010  1:03 PM

Apply Six Sigma Approach In Project Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Six Sigma is more of common sense and facts based analysis of real data to arrive at an action plan. The basic steps to perform a six sigma project are as below:

  • 1. Identify a problem 2. Set goals to resolve this problem and define the result in terms of...


  • June 9, 2010  11:44 AM

    Business Study And Product Architecture Mitigation

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    A lot about the product architecture and design depends on the inputs of business requirements. The team responsible for business study and documentation must understand the severity of risk built in development stages due to wrong or incomplete interpretation of business...


    June 7, 2010  11:53 AM

    Project Team And Leadership Skills

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    Project Manager has to have leadership qualities to achieve success in projects. To carry on with these qualities for project management is good for project manager keeping in mind to regularly improvise and enhance these skills. Another outlook is to inculcate these...


    June 3, 2010  11:22 AM

    Five Key Points In Vendor Selection For Outsourcing A Service

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    Non Standard processes are prone to risk. So is the service. Service is more based on the people than the deliverables. Even the set standards will vary the level of sam service being delivered by different set of persons. Product is easy to judege in regard to quality. It is...


    June 2, 2010  11:00 AM

    Optimizing Helpdesk Performance And Customer Satisfaction

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

    Managing and running helpdesk is not an easy task. Once the project is completed after software application has been implemented and sign off has been taken from the customer. a new journey starts in terms of product support. The users who start working on the product entering real...


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