Quality Assurance and Project Management:

November, 2011

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November 30, 2011  7:47 PM

Post Project Stage is Beginning of a New Project In Fact



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Post project is not the closure of a project. It is generally the beginning of the second innings of the project in which end users start using the product in actual and face the real fight. During project implementation phase, the challenge is not much as most of the cycle is done in presence of...

November 30, 2011  7:21 PM

The Size of Team Decides about the Project Success Well Not Exactly



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

You need to build a team for any of your project. None of the sizeable projects can be done by a single person. Building a team is not an easy task, as it involves all kind of right skills in the Project Manager to perform a right kind of permutation and combination to choose perfect match of team...


November 27, 2011  6:55 PM

A Rude Project Manager Cannot Have Caring and Connected Team



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

An unconnected, isolated and purely professional project manager cannot and should not expect a connection between him and his team members on personal grounds. If this doesn’t affect the project manager it could be ok for his sake but as far as business and work is concerned, it is a well proven...


November 25, 2011  8:13 PM

Accelerating Your Project Does Not Need You To Be A Magician



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

You need not have a magic wand in your hand to accelerate your project in terms of financial savings or time saving. Logically if you see, any component of a project, I mean any member of a project, working on project at any level, can contribute in accelerating or pushing his/her...


November 25, 2011  7:40 PM

Project Stakeholders are Project Watchmen or Drivers



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

A project consists of various stakeholders – some internal and some external. Stakeholders of the project usually live on another planet. Being a stakeholder in a project give them a feel that they are like a king of the land called PROJECT ruling on the teams working in their project territory....


November 25, 2011  6:54 PM

Reducing Project Cost can Itself be a Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project cost, project management, project sponsors, self sponsored project, Software Project

Any project can be made successful if two of its components are left unnoticed, which are – expenses on the project and time limits. Though both of them are the most critical components and none of the projects on this earth can be run or finished on the basis of ignoring these two components....


November 24, 2011  6:13 PM

It is Business Functions that Spoil the Show Mostly



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Business function, business process, process capability, process management, process owner, project management, Software Project

A big corporate starts new business and hence a new company takes birth. Though it is a new setup, there is a mix of old and new employees and similar is the case with business processes. Some old processes are adopted as it is, whereas some process are formed totally newly based on the learning...


November 20, 2011  2:52 PM

When Top Management Becomes Helpless During Implementation



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

No management ever wants any of the ongoing large scale projects in the organization getting failed or substantially delayed due to two main factors – one, their reputation is at stake, and two, they are bound to lose some of their personal financial kitty in that case. But still we see many of...


November 20, 2011  1:57 PM

It Doesnot Matter SAP or BaaN more than Implementation Process



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

I recently visited a reputed international manufacturing company having 98% revenues from exports to various countries. The setup was somewhat like 3 manufacturing units in a major metro, creating a sort of zone. Another manufacturing unit was in a far off place taking 4 days to reach by road...


November 15, 2011  5:36 PM

ERP implementation in a Greenfield project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
ERP, Greenfield project, project management, Software Project

ERP implementation in a Greenfield project that takes place for a new factory or office setup, as per my understanding, should be totally different from a conventional ERP implementation that takes place in an already running plant of office environment. None of the modules as such are required to...


November 7, 2011  5:15 PM

Why Does A Project Manager Need A Break From the Project



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

A regular type of work all the time makes it boring and typed thereby taking away all the variety that one needs in life for progress. This leads to a stale state of mindset where you set yourself limited to only one kind of thinking that to a certain extent. Some ice breaking is required to get...


November 7, 2011  5:03 PM

Top Twenty Pitfalls in Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Let us consider a project as a journey. For any journey you need to decide about lot of things in advance and during the journey. Time to time these decisions need to be looked into even if the journey has started to ensure that even if those have been taken, are they leading you to right direction...


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