Quality Assurance and Project Management:

March, 2011

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March 29, 2011  11:52 AM

A Classic Sad Tale About Project Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

One fine day, Project Manager sitting in country X gets a call from his client in country Y. Customer’s Business Manager told Project Manager over the phone about their new requirement of over two dozen reports, the list of which he has just emailed. He requested project manger...

March 29, 2011  11:46 AM

Check If Project Manager Fits The Bill Or Not

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

What Kind of Quality can you manage In your project if you don’t know well about your customer’s business and their expectations from the product your are going to build and deliver to cater to their business needs. Project management is very easy to perform as long as you have...


March 21, 2011  11:35 AM

Five Pillars Of Quality Drive

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Three major components that lie in people who build a strong product meeting business requirements and user’s expectations could be termed as – business knowledge, product knowledge and quality sense. Quality as such is a subjective term unless you...


March 18, 2011  9:46 AM

Project Management And Innovation

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Most of the project managers would agree that it is not practically possible to adhere to written procedures and processes by hundred percent under all circumstances. Even if based on situational analysis and past projects experience, those procedures are updated on a regular...


March 16, 2011  10:29 AM

Who Actually Drives Your Project

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

If you don’t know where you want to go, in which direction, to what destination; probably your sitting on wheels is useless. Equally harmful is if there is somebody else sitting on wheels and you are sitting beside taking charge of directing him to reach the right destination. If...


March 15, 2011  12:04 PM

Outsourcing Or Hiring Is All Situational Game

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Project base hiring of people or project based outsourcing of job is all dependent on project type and product life. An existing or a new customer may come out with a unique requirement requiring altogether different skill set other than existing in the organization. Depending on...


March 14, 2011  11:28 AM

Project Growth And Organization Work Culture Progress Hand In Hand

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

There are three types of companies that exist in today’s world. First is having a great work culture but less growth prospects. Second type has good growth prospects but work culture may not be too attractive. Third type has both at its best. The fourth type with no work culture...


March 11, 2011  12:40 PM

Outsource Or Recruit Or Hire Contract Is a Big Question In Software Project

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Size and age of an organization does matter in certain key areas related to employee’s retention, growth, satisfaction, attraction for new good candidates in time of requirement of recruitment and so on. Though these two are not the only factors that matter for above points...


March 11, 2011  12:37 PM

Thoughts On Recruitment And Employee Retention In Software Company

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Recruitment is something that always keep HR department engaged in any software company of any size, location or standard. Employee turnover is a continuous pain for that matter for HR that compels HR department to keep their database abreast based on the inputs from development...


March 9, 2011  11:48 AM

At No Stage You Can Claim Project As Fully Matured

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

While standard process and procedures in place by project management committee at most times may overcome any hiccups but at times even a small disruption during project may tend to impede project progress. During these testing times project committee may feel...


March 9, 2011  11:40 AM

Never Panic If Captain Departs From Ship In Mid Of Troubled Waters

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

During any software project, resignation by a project manager really becomes a regrettable position for whole organization. Someone is immediately required to react towards working to coordinate matters so as to designate his successor as the new project manager (ad-hoc or...


March 4, 2011  11:16 AM

Good Service And Good Product Alone Does Not Drive Business Growth

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Prime skill that a business or an organization requires in today’s scenario is a new way of thinking for their existing set of problems. The same thing is terms in many ways – a new way of thinking, an innovative thinking, an out of box thinking, or thinking beyond. Barriers...


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