Quality Assurance and Project Management:

April, 2011

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April 29, 2011  9:54 AM

Segregating Customer Desire Need And Greed Carves Project Success



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

Customer will always be hesitant in declaring software project as complete by means of talking about more and more to be done in the software. This ‘more’ could be anything like functionality, requirements, confusion, frustration, appearance, performance and what not. Some of...

April 27, 2011  10:52 AM

Five Testing Angles For A Tester To Perform Efficiently



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, quality, Software Project, tester, testing

A tester has to look at a product for testing purposes by getting into different modes (or rather I will say by being different avatars) to ensure his mission got completed successfully in terms of time, efforts and results. Though both – tester and developer work on same product...


April 26, 2011  11:29 AM

Success Failure Product And Techies



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project success, software product, Software Project, team management

It is said that howsoever confidentially you keep information about what you have become, why and how it gets revealed at sometime or the other during your career growth. There are three stages mainly during your career as far as failures and successes are concerned. They may...


April 25, 2011  5:16 AM

Six Sigma Can Be A Catalyst To Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, six sigma, Software Project

Six Sigma focuses on defect analysis and measurable improvements in any process of the organization. Six sigma deployment does not talk about a model that needs to be deployed once that starts doing magic. It is more of a mindset and acceptance at all levels of the organization....


April 25, 2011  5:05 AM

Lean In Software Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
lean, process optimization, project management, resource budget, resource planning, resource utilization, Software Project, team organization, time management

Business world is quite familiar with this buzz word today known as “Lean”. Organizations all across the globe want to acquire this framework known as Lean be in sizing of organization or its working style. Lean mainly talks about optimization, high yield production, robust...


April 16, 2011  9:27 AM

Good Process Quality Can Put Appropriate Checks



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
process quality, project management, project process, project quality, QMS, quality management, Software Project

If process quality is in good shape it can put all sort of checks required to maintain project health and progress intact. A good process quality acts as a booster or catalyst to drive project in right direction without losing direction at any moment of time. Now, this can happen...


April 16, 2011  9:22 AM

Most Of Software Delays Are Because Of No Proper Requirements Gathered



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
development phase, implementation phase, project gap, project management, project phase, Project Risk, requirement gathering, requirement phase, Software Project, testing phase

Most of the times the software delays are because of no proper requirements are gathered. Reasons of this could be many like lack of business knowledge of Requirement Gathering Team leaders, lack of experience, inappropriate allocation of time, wrong choice of customer...


April 13, 2011  10:12 AM

If Following Traffic Rules Is A Process There Are Many Violators On Road



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
process management, project management, project performance, project team, Software Project

How many of us will agree that whether it is project development team, testing team or implementation team, the title line applies to all. On road we all sort of people. People who are so disciplined that they never violate any traffic rules can be termed as category one people....


April 13, 2011  10:07 AM

When And Why Build A Test Plan



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality, Project Plan, project quality, Software Project

Test Plan is a basic and fundamental document of quality department. It is project based document so has to be made afresh for each new project. It has not to be very thick document so that it does not become just a record purpose document in office in your drawer or shelf. On the...


April 7, 2011  11:16 AM

Limitations of QC



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project quality, project stage, quality control, Software Project, ‘QC

Quality Control as is evidently clear is a post facto exercise. It is something like finding faults or shortcomings in a product that has been built, manufactured or designed in its completeness. Drawback of QC is that it does nothing more than a post-mortem of the product....


April 7, 2011  11:10 AM

Steps For A Process Head To Become Innovative



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

There are ways to address the issues and there are ways to produce excuses for not doing certain set of jobs. The higher is the engagement of a process head in his/ her department’s day to day issues, the least are the chances of his becoming a Newton for his department or...


April 5, 2011  9:48 AM

Constituents Of A Test Plan



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
development plan, project management, Project Plan, project team, Software Project, Test Plan

Top sheet of a test plan must specify the project name, ID, detail etc. for which it is being prepared. At the bottom of cover page of a test plan do not forget to mention the creator’s name, usually it would be quality lead or head depending on...


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