Quality Assurance and Project Management:

April, 2012

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April 29, 2012  6:58 PM

Five Things To Forget While Testing To Do Blunders

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

For a tester it is important to be having a different frame of mind in terms of looking at the product from a different angle something uniquely apart from how others look at it. Usually testers have a third eye probably either developed on their own or is god gifted. With this third eye they are...

April 29, 2012  6:31 PM

Team Attitude During Project Can Do Wonders Or Blunders

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

A project never goes smooth throughout its lifecycle. One or the other hiccups keep raising their heads belonging to various verticals connected to the project. It could be customer raised issue, product related concern or finance related query raised on project, for instance. Things, still, keep...


April 28, 2012  7:24 PM

Quality Is Not What You See But Also What You Feel

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Tester is running n number of test cases to build a confidence over test lead that testing on product is being taken care of in most professional way, with complete coverage of all scenarios. Test lead gets satisfied and after few test runs, the product becomes ready to launch. Product is...


April 28, 2012  6:59 PM

Sustenance Is Tougher Than Achievement

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Although you are performing your task quite handsomely and have earned a good amount of respect among your peers, team members, management and customers. But one important thing to keep in mind always is that all days are not equal, everyday is not Sunday and above all, you just can't sit on your...


April 28, 2012  5:10 AM

Most Valuable Asset In Any Project Is PROJECT TEAM

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Your team is your most valuable asset in the whole project management cycle. Products come and go, showstoppers chip in and are resolved out, issues are raised and closed, deadlines are given and passed or met, milestones are made to show some tangible achievements during any project. But how...


April 28, 2012  4:39 AM

Hey Project Manager What Is Your SLA With Your Team

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Hi Project Manager, Last time when we were sitting together and discussing about your projects, you were anxious to work out a service level agreement to be discussed with your Internet Service Provider with whom you had a meeting after some time. You wanted to know what are the key factors that...


April 25, 2012  5:32 PM

What Is Your Mentor-o-Meter Reading

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Hey Project Manager, you could be a very successful professional doing perfectly good in your projects. How about your teammates. Have you ever bothered to notice their qualities and have publicly praised and appreciated about those? You might have, I am sure, and many times. After all you know...


April 8, 2012  4:07 PM

Before Belling The Cat You Must Be Capable Enough To Identify Most Dangerous

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Issues getting raised, understood, tackled, handled and resolved is not anything new during an ongoing project. It keeps happening from time to time during the complete project lifecycle. More so often, if there are no problems in executing a project, it becomes doubtful as if there is definitely...


April 8, 2012  2:47 PM

Check Your Reporting Process And Style Before Launch

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Reporting, meeting, follow up, timeline are all integral part of any project during any phase. These are generally collaborative tools that make the entire stakeholders lie on the same page for that sake. It is difficult for all stakeholders to work from the same physical location due to their...


April 8, 2012  9:22 AM

How Distant Are You From Your Team Matters A Lot

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

You are a team leader at whatever level you may be. There would be multiple team designs falling under you in your organization chart. Some below the line would be directly reporting to you while the others would be reporting to your first line reportees . It matters a lot how far or close you are...


April 6, 2012  7:33 AM

Are You Nurturing Your Project Well

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Nurturing of a plant, Upbringing of a teenage child and project management – all comprise of various issues, hiccups, bottlenecks, problems and troubles. All three above require a well-planned charter and its execution. The amount of fertilizer required for a plant cannot be altered in terms of...


April 6, 2012  7:29 AM

Never Let Lack Of Process Mar Your Efficiency

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Sometimes lack of processes mar efficiency of people and establishes them as useless entities even though they do not fall in that category. On the other hand, no efficient manager would like to compromise with his performance due to lack of processes and in that case would fight for establishing...


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