Quality Assurance and Project Management:

August, 2013

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August 25, 2013  12:00 PM

Agile 2013 5-8 Aug Nashville: Review on Panelists of Industry Analyst Panel Discussion



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

During the recently concluded Agile 2013 event in Nashville, besides other agendas, one prominent one was Agile 2013 Industry Analyst Panel Discussion. Panelists included:

  1. Thomas Murphy - Research Director, Gartner, Redmond, WA USA: Thomas Murphy's top agenda is to ensure development...

August 17, 2013  1:25 PM

Ten Tips: When You Become Project Manager For The First Time



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, project manager

1. Study carefully all relevant documents handed over to you while assigning you your new role. 2. Don't feel hurt when you are being told about so many problems regarding customers, teams, tasks, project etc., the moment you walk in the office. It is fine as long as you are aware about these...


August 17, 2013  12:21 PM

5 Habits Of Successful Project Managers



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

Project managers are not out of this world entities. They are one among us but with a difference of managing things more smartly and effectively. Success does not come on its own. It takes lot of efforts and habits to inculcate to become a successful project manager. If we talk about top five...


August 13, 2013  10:50 PM

5 Parameters To Consider Before Taking New Development Task



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

In a business scenario lot of development requirements keep coming up from various functions. Each function is vital to business and hence can’t be ignored just like that. There has to be a measurable systematic approach through which the requirements are assessed and then accepted or rejected...


August 13, 2013  9:11 PM

Different Scenarios Encountered To Handle A New Development Task



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

Whenever a new task of development comes to a development team, it encounters various scenarios that we are going to highlight below. The new requirement might be in shape of an add-on to an existing functionality, an altogether new requirement or a revamp of existing functionality. What various...


August 10, 2013  2:17 PM

Factors Declaring Bad Phase Of A Project



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

A situation may come during any project lifecycle when smoothly running train all of a sudden almost comes to a halt. When nobody in the train seems to be clear about their destination. When there is no driver vanishing out of blue. Or even if one is there, is not certain on where he is currently...


August 10, 2013  1:34 PM

3 Factors Causing Disaster In A Project



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

A project may be progressing well at a certain point but you can never assure the same situation of this project throughout. It could get entrapped into a bad situation at any moment of time and then it could go to an extent that it becomes an impossible task to revive it back. There is no single...


August 10, 2013  12:55 PM

Video: The Best Way To Convey Shaky News About Project



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

Well as discussed in the previous post, a project could be passing through either of the two phases - good or bad. As long as the good phase is on, nothing troubles except that you hate to...


August 10, 2013  12:37 PM

Two Generic Phases Of Any Project



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

Every project can have only either of two phases during its entire project lifecycle. It can be either running through a good phase or a bad phase. A good phase is experienced as long as everything is going smooth, things are under control, targets are being met by each and every individual and...


August 5, 2013  10:33 PM

Project Leader Or Project Manager



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

A project manager manages a project in terms of managing teams, meeting deadlines and milestones, and so on. But project leadership is about something different. Where on hand project manager tends to perform what organization desires, on the hand, a project leader would not hesitate in finding out...


August 5, 2013  9:28 PM

Lack Of Database Documentation Hits Hard On Business



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

Most of the companies do not have a policy to ensure a well documented database. At times companies take up this exercise seriously and produce a well explained and structured documentation for the database in use but gradually with the frequent changes happening and new applications taking place,...


August 4, 2013  8:42 PM

5 Types Of Successful Project Managers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

Various types of Project Managers exist each having its own style of functioning and managing a project. Though it is an ideal situation where different flavors gel into one person and make him the perfect project manager. But that happens only in ideal and imaginary situation. Rest all situations...


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