Quality Assurance and Project Management:

September, 2010

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September 29, 2010  6:25 AM

Four Tools To Optimize Your Support Function Schedule



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project support, Software Project, support function, support management

Support or handholding phase starts in a project after the project is handed over to the customer for real-life business usage. The end users start exploring the strengths in the software by performing their respective functions on the product. During this exploration period they...

September 28, 2010  12:10 PM

Fifteen Yearnings In Testing



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

1. Always strive to perform better manual testing (in the manual testing area). 2. Code and Testing are not two separate entities. A Coder can and should take as much care as possible of not embedding bugs (knowingly, unknowingly, carelessly or for whatsoever...


September 24, 2010  11:37 AM

Project Sign Off And Support Function



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
product support, project management, project signoff, project support, Software Project

Support function in a project after the completion of the project. Project sign off includes a successful ending of a journey beginning with business requirements study, development phases, testing, training and implementation. But the actual journey does not end here. After the...


September 23, 2010  7:32 AM

Five Tips For Usability Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
end user, project management, Software application, Software Project, tester, testing, usability

A newly built Software application has to pass through one very interesting testing phase known as Usability Testing. This testing is more focused on finding non functional issues related to the application. The focus is more towards the end user who is going to...


September 22, 2010  8:38 AM

Eight Negative Forces To Boost Your Productivity



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

It depends exclusively on you whether you are driven by your circumstances or take command of your circumstances. We all encounter negative forces around us from various persons, situations, circumstances, and failures. Do we get bogged down by these negativities surrounding us or...


September 20, 2010  10:35 AM

Six Dilemmas Of A Project Manager Regarding Hardware Procurement



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
hardware, hardware management, project hardware, project management, Software Project

Let us look at a practical scenario. A project manager of a mid-sized company (under its expansion plan) is given a responsibility to manage the hardware requirements of its new team at a new location. The new team is to be recruited and each team members is to be provided...


September 17, 2010  9:59 AM

Focus On Results OR Focus On Activities During Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project activity, project focus, project management, project process, project result, Software Project

There are two options to focus upon during your project. Either Focus on results without bothering on the activities going on during the different phases of your project. Or focus on the activities of your teams without bothering about the results. When you focus only on...


September 17, 2010  6:55 AM

Customer Engagement During Project Journey



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
development management, Development Manager, product development, product management, product manager, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development, Software Project, testing

Any product development requires extensive testing process before it is launched for production. A great effort is put by the software development company to launch the product for its customer in its perfect working condition. The goal is to provide the customer with an equivalent...


September 10, 2010  9:53 AM

Ten Pair Of Shoes For Product Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Development Manager, product development, product manager, project management, software development, Software Project, tester

A product manager during the product lifecycle has various options of selecting a pair of shoes to wear. It depends on his choice whether he wants to cover the journey in comfort and feel the pinch later or wears a not-so-comfortable pair of shoes felling for a pinch during the...


September 8, 2010  10:23 AM

Eleven Skills For Product Manager To Win Over Any Situation



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
product knowledge, product management, product manager, project management, software product, Software Project

When it comes to product building, a product manager is the person who is whole sole responsible person to own its success or failures, whatever the outcome results into. The product manager needs to carry some hot properties in his kitty to win over the situation. His...


September 7, 2010  6:37 AM

A Wake Up Call For All Project Managers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
customer requirement, product development, product management, project management, project manager, Software Project

Imagine yourself as a commercial builder. You are contracted for building a multi-storeyed building by the owner of that plot. The owner is too busy to concentrate on the job himself. He finds you as an expert in this line. The conceptualized model has been described to you by the...


September 6, 2010  9:35 AM

Five Gems For A Tester To Groom In Professional Life



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
assurance, control, Project, project management, quality, software, tester, testing

A testing career like any other careers in Software Project has a long journey to cover to reach to a level of satisfaction. Tester needs to perform his career objectives consistently during all stages of his career. A consistency in performance will help him sustain his current...


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