Quality Assurance and Project Management

Mar 17 2013   8:20PM GMT

Gross Project Happiness

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Can this element be part of all projects. What exactly will be its driving elements and what will it derive out at the end can be quite interesting. Probably it is the first time across the globe that we are using this term for associating with project management. The term itself reflects that it is more connected to ‘people’ factor hence all teams and team members will be the substantial driving and deriving factor of this value. Now if we see, it is only the people who are most crucial and critical component of any project. Rest all entities required during a project – be it resources other than people, be it travel logistics, be it location or space; all become secondary in front of ‘people’ required for a project.

If it is people who are primarily responsible to run a project, what do we really do to understand/ assess something in objective terms known as “Happiness”. We use a number of metrics to monitor and control project to manage it. Some commonly used activities being used worldwide are – project review report, project review meeting, project activity completion report, sign offs, milestones identification at the beginning of a project and their closures as per timelines, customer requirements documentation and a large amount of other documentation, project closure & sign off and finally project support. Ways to perform these activities can be different but goals to achieve while monitoring and managing these reports are more or less common.

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