Quality Assurance and Project Management:

May, 2012

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May 26, 2012  5:07 PM

How Much Aware Are You About PBL



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
PBL, Project Based Learning

Many of you would not be aware about the abbreviation PBL. Well, it is Project Based Learning. Simple. What do you do with it? Can I see a single document that you made during or after a project that comprised only and only of learning acquired from the project? What? There is no document. Well!...

May 26, 2012  5:06 PM

Project Estimation And Project Team Can Become Big Wrongs In Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Any activity that is not done right becomes wrong. Probably it is not the management of project that matters more but it is the learning from previous projects that can help you in running a project well and completing it in time. There are lot of factors that can help in running a project in a...


May 24, 2012  1:50 PM

Three Goals Of a Project Manager To Ensure Project Closure In Time



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Most of the projects get delayed worldwide. There could be various reasons for that. Anything can hamper the progress of a project – be it logistics, demographic, person based or decision based reason. A material getting stuck for delivery could hamper the progress of a project. Any local issue...


May 19, 2012  7:52 PM

What Is ETL Testing – An Overview



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
ETL

ETL stands for Extract Transform and Load. ETL can be treated as wider and broader horizon of normal testing that is done for business applications. Technically the process remains same as is there in any other kind of testing. First and foremost step is to understanding of requirements and...


May 19, 2012  6:12 PM

What Analytics Tools Do You Use For Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project analytics, project metrics

CPA (Critical Path Analysis) and PERT are well proven age old tools to use for scheduling and management of large and complex kind of projects. They came into existence in mid of 1950 when in US huge projects were looking for ways to control them in a systematic and objective manner rather than...


May 17, 2012  5:34 PM

Learning From Failures Is An Art



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
risk assessment, Risk Management, risk mitigation

Failures do happen in projects. There are definitely sizing and severity of failure in a project. The size and severity of a failure is measured by the impact a failure poses on business in various terms – reputation, financial and future loss in growth impacted by such factors. Some...


May 17, 2012  5:31 PM

Basic Ingredients Of A Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

Project comprises of many components. There are people to manage project, there are others who drive the project. Managing and driving a project is not similar though there might be some overlapping forming a common area between the two. Managing could be more of controlling and monitoring whereas...


May 17, 2012  5:19 PM

Communication Is Perhaps The Most Serious Thread During A Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Irrespective of whether it is offshore project or the whole team is sitting within the same building; communication does play a major role in project...

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May 7, 2012  4:17 AM

Project Management Started Around Six Decades Back



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Gantt, Resource Allocation, Taylor, WBS, Work Breakdown Structure

Project Management Started around 6 decades back when it was felt by top engineers, builders, designers and architects; the need of a systematic and structured approach to manager complex projects so as to stay focused and informed throughout the project about its progress and achievement of...


May 6, 2012  6:20 PM

Project Management Is A Zero Balance Account



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

What is takes in a project is to plan, organize, and manage - time and resources so as to optimize commercial part of the project. And managing it in some way or the other is known as Project Management. The way could be any legacy, orthodox, manual process to a modern, fully automated, state of...


May 6, 2012  8:11 AM

Project Management and PRINCE2



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
prince2

There are many tools available in the global, local and glocal markets that boast about helping you in management of your projects. Some of them might be really good. But the point of fact is that not all good things in life fit in well to everyone. Depending on the culture in your organization,...


May 6, 2012  6:56 AM

Coding Is Not All About Coding – Three Tips



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja

As a developer you might be very good in coding having an expertise in writing bug-free code extensively long having thousands of lines and quite rigorous in nature. But what about the non-coding component that is required to be built in and around your coding. Have you ever wondered that not all...


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