Quality Assurance and Project Management:

July, 2010

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July 29, 2010  11:47 AM

Software Testing And Stephen Covey

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

”We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be and our attitudes and behaviours grow out of these assumptions.”. This quote is from the author of the famous book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, Stephen Covey....

July 29, 2010  10:14 AM

Seven Tips To Optimize Process Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A Process is the key parameter or metrics to establish the health and status of a project at any stage. Without established process, a method to measure it or its metrics and a continuous effort to re-establish it in terms of improvisation and enhancement, any drive in project...


July 27, 2010  7:30 AM

Change User Training Model

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

User Training, Product Demo, UAT all require visit to customer site and a face to face interaction with the end users and customer management. Worldwide scenario is changing now. Organizations in wake of going green and cutting costs prefer alternate ways to avoid travel expenses...


July 26, 2010  9:58 AM

Process Chart At Every Stage Help Part II

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Let us, for example, take a scenario of changing existing functionality in software, by changing some part of the code, to enhance its performance and applicability. The enhanced or re-designed code is supposed to give better performance thereby giving higher level of user/customer...


July 26, 2010  9:51 AM

Process Chart At Every Stage Helps Part I

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A well defined process is a key performance tool for any project. Keeping in mind that any defined process required a life-long enhancement and improvisation helps project management team and management to strive for excellence in each stage of the project. If processes are...


July 23, 2010  12:25 PM

Two Approaches Of Capturing Customer Requirements

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Let us consider a simple scenario of writing code for a new application for a customer. The process starts with a clear understanding of customer business, key user’s expectations and customer management’s expectation regarding business benefits driven out of this application....


July 22, 2010  11:05 AM

Five Tips For Bypassing Testing Of Product

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. Showstopper: Product manager always has the perception that the development team wants the progress of work whereas QC or testing team jams the progress. They even try to project in the way of showing development team sitting idle when the product is lying with testing team for...


July 22, 2010  10:31 AM

Hide And Seek Between Development And Quality Teams

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

There is always a hide and seek game between Product Manager and QC Manager when a product is being built. Project Manager, Management and Customer on one hand stress on complete involvement of testing team during product building. On the other hand product manager keeps playing tricks to bypass...


July 21, 2010  12:10 PM

Five Quick Handlers For Project Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

1. Confidence: The confidence level at any stage of all team members, project manager, QC manager and all other stakeholders right from the beginning starts narrating the direction and overall health of the project. The clarity of requirements, goals, direction etc. all reflects...


July 20, 2010  12:05 PM

What Type Of Product Do You Build Part II

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Another approach is to build what customer can’t resist. This definitely is a stage higher than the approach mentioned in the above paragraph. The customer requirements are definitely given importance here but the business in-depth knowledge acquisition is much more important...


July 20, 2010  11:33 AM

What Type Of Product Do You Build Part I

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Few months back I read this line somewhere in an article related to project management and product development. The line read as - "We don't build what our customers want - we build what they can't resist." There are two approaches I could clearly find out from...


July 9, 2010  9:54 AM

Three Basic Ingredients For Becoming A Good Vendor

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Outsourcing is not an unfamiliar term. We keep doing that in our day to day life for our personal and home needs. The same is done in corporate world. All activities or work can’t be performed by a single person. Similarly all corporate functions may require outsourcing depending...


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