Quality Assurance and Project Management:

February, 2015

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February 28, 2015  11:53 PM

Compromise Is An Art For A Project Manager

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project governance, Project management, Project Manager

To break the deadlocks arising in a project, a product manager needs to learn and master an art of breaking those deadlocks. One of the manners to do that is a compromise. A compromise in a deadlock situation can break the deadlock and things can start moving further. When it is a clash of...

February 28, 2015  11:26 PM

For A Project Manager Every Day Can Bring A New Learning #LandRoverExperience

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Manager

As a Project Manager, I had a different kind of learning that was great in all aspects. So here it goes:

  • Never fear in landing into unexplored terrains in life as a project manager
  • Always gain experience in those unexplored terrains before landing your team and customers into...


  • February 28, 2015  7:18 PM

    Hold The Nerve Of A Project AT Start To Decide For Agile Or Waterfall

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Agile Project Plan, Project management, Waterfall development

    Whether it is Agile or the legacy Waterfall, the life must go on for all projects in a successful manner. There have been success and failure cases in both scenarios' real life projects. Even if Agile loyalists keep claiming that Agile is stronger than Waterfall and assurance rate of success in...


    February 28, 2015  2:35 AM

    Project Manager: Never Take A Sign Off From Customer Without This Commitment

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Customer engagement, Project management, Project Manager

    When you are covering the final phase of your project the top management of the other side will have only one question in mind - what after handover and sign off. Usually, that is the reason why they become over cautious and start probing much about the product in question. There might be some...


    February 28, 2015  2:01 AM

    Role Of A Project Manager During Release Phase

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Communication, customer, Project management, Project Manager, Release management

    Release phase of a project is one of the most customer intensive phases where for each release you have to take a final sign off from customer. The release might be of final documents submitted to the customer, training imparted to key users regarding product usage or the product handover. There...


    February 28, 2015  1:37 AM

    Role Of A Project Manager During Testing Phase

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile testing, Project management, Project Manager

    The role of a project manager varies in various phases of a project. He has to act as a single star in the movie playing various roles as per the demand of the story. All the lead characters of the story are to be played by a project manager himself. In the testing phase, the project manager is...


    February 28, 2015  1:04 AM

    Role Of A Project Manager In Development Phase

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile development, Application development, Project management

    As discussed in my previous post, a project manager is supposed to carry various hats and has to be smart enough to understand which hat to wear in the respective phase of a project. When a project is in the development phase, a project manager has to act more than a development manager for various...


    February 28, 2015  12:34 AM

    Project Manager, Project, Pressure, Energy And Heat

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager, Project teams

    A project manager has to have multiple faces during the lifecycle of a project. There is no harm in carrying various hats or masks to wear on various occasions, during various phases of a project. In reality, there is a lot of heat transfer during a project. There are moments when a huge pressure...


    February 15, 2015  12:05 AM

    Changing Roles of a Product Owner While Moving From Waterfall To Scrum

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile development, Product management, Project management, Scrum, Waterfall development

    The role and responsibilities of team members change while moving from legacy waterfall methodology to Agile. In Agile the whole perspective and outlook of each and every team member changes. There is a higher level energy engagement requirement from each member thereby calling for high energy and...


    February 8, 2015  10:53 PM

    There Is No Maybe In Agile

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Agile adoption, Agile development, hybrid, Project management, Waterfall development

    If it is a once sentence difference that clearly distinguishes between Agile and Waterfall it goes as the title of this post. There is in reality no "Maybe" in Agile. For customer requirement at the start of a fresh iteration the exercise is done to mark either "Yes" or "No" against it. The tasks...


    February 8, 2015  9:44 PM

    Agile Is Less Costlier And Much Faster Than Waterfall But Only If…

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Project management, Waterfall development

    If someone says Agile is faster than waterfall, it is right. If someone says Agile is less costlier than waterfall, then also it is right. But it is right only in context when the complete lifecycle cost is compared. Overall iteration costs might be higher in case of Agile but since there is less...


    February 8, 2015  9:16 PM

    Agile Or Waterfall In Project Management?

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Project management

    Agile concept evolved around two decades ago and is in practice for over a decade now. Within last decade or so the practice has evolved to an optimized level and has proven its usefulness and beneficial results. Project Management took a new turn with involvement of Agile in it. To a substantial...


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