Quality Assurance and Project Management:

December, 2010

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December 29, 2010  11:38 AM

Project Management And Requirement Cost

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

We usually don’t evaluate a change request or requirement in accounting terms for both its purposes – expense cost and benefits value. Maturity of change management process depends solely on the organization that incorporates any change management process and its periodic...

December 29, 2010  11:36 AM

Project Management And Software Limitations

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A famous quote by Norman R. Augustine goes like this - "Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases." This one or two liner quote says a lot about the practical world of...


December 28, 2010  11:02 AM

Project Management and Software Manual

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Let us start with a famous quote by Dave Barry who said – "Software is usually accompanied by documentation in the form of big fat scary manuals that nobody ever reads. In fact, for the past five years most of the manuals shipped with software products have actually been copies...


December 28, 2010  10:58 AM

Project Management And Project Policy

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

There need to be standard policy to manage a new project. Policy definition becomes prime important right in the beginning of a project that needs to be approved by management to proceed ahead in further project related activities. Once it gets properly defined and approved, its...


December 27, 2010  10:13 AM

Project Management And Change Agents

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Change management takes care of any change in the organization that may or may not be directly connected to project. Change management and improvement initiatives may overlap most of the times. Reason could be the goals being taken to be achieved in any improvement process that...


December 27, 2010  10:10 AM

Project Management And Process Improvement

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Organizations initiate improvement processes for many purposes. Improvement process initiatives are like investment. Investments initiatives have various goals – short term goals, mid term goals, and long term goals. Same holds truth for improvement process initiatives...


December 20, 2010  10:46 AM

Project Management And Project KPIs

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

When a project plan is formulated in any organization, the purpose of exercise is much deeper than just defining a project plan on a piece of paper. A project plan can be further used to produce key performance indicators (KPIs) which in turn point towards the achievement of each...


December 20, 2010  10:44 AM

Project Management And Project Strategy

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Without bothering about organizational goals putting efforts in designing a framework for project management would be inappropriate for both streams. An individual is always different from a collective group in an organization. It is organization that rules over individual...


December 17, 2010  9:44 AM

Project Procedures And Stakeholders Part IV

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

If a non adherence in processes and procedures is noticed at any level of project management, it needs to be addressed to by way of understanding why it has not been adopted. The team not adopting it might have certain doubts in mind which need to be understood and addressed to. A...


December 17, 2010  9:37 AM

Project Procedures And Stakeholders Part III

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A link between performance management and processes becomes helpful for any organization to achieve successful results at any stage. A common set of documents available readily becomes helpful in placing all involved at a common platform thereby removing any...


December 13, 2010  11:55 AM

Project Procedures And Stakeholders Part II

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A horizontal and vertical involvement of all concerned in project management processes and procedures becomes very important. These concerned persons may also be termed as stakeholders and may vary with their existence at various levels inside and outside the organization. All stakeholders must be...


December 13, 2010  11:54 AM

Project Procedures And Stakeholders Part I

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Project Management requires some disciplined processes in place that match, or if they do not match, then strive for best world class practices. These standardized procedures’ documentation is quite important for the sake of clarification, reference, uniformity and removal of any...


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