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July 29, 2010  11:47 AM

Software Testing And Stephen Covey



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, business requirement, developer, Development, project management, Software Project, software requirement, Stephen Covey, tester, testing

”We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be and our attitudes and behaviours grow out of these assumptions.”. This quote is from the author of the famous book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, Stephen Covey....

April 26, 2010  7:21 AM

Why Business Requirements Matter Most in Project Success



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis iteration, business analyst, business requirement, project failure, project management, project success, prototype, software development, Software Project, top management

Business requirements and customer specifications when are met perfectly above 90% in the software built; such software has least chances of failing due to quality or customer acceptance. Definitely the time schedules are always important but such products where business...


April 21, 2010  7:18 AM

Software Development Project and Rework



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, Project Development, project implementation, project management, project requirement, project rework, project team, requirement analysis, requirement study, software development, software implementation, Software Project, software requirement, software rework

As per study software development team on an average spends almost 40% of their time on rework. The rework requirements may arise by way of – development team revisiting their code and finding out some lacunae; Quality control test/ bug report; or requirements fine tuning at customer end during...


February 15, 2010  8:00 AM

Four Commandants for Project Manager to be a Good Proxy Customer during Product Development



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, business requirement, product development, project management, project manager

There is no harm in owning the product (on behalf of the customer) by the project manager during the development phase, but keep some key points in mind while doing it: 1. Ensure the business requirement documents are well in place and are quite...


December 14, 2009  10:00 AM

Ten Specialities Required in a Business Technology Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, business technical analyst, Development, documentation, process flow, project completion, project governance, project implementation, project installation, project release, requirement analysis, requirement gathering, technical analyst, test case, Test Plan, tester, testing

A clear cut difference is there between a Business Analyst and a Business Technology Analyst. In previous blog I mentioned the essential skills required in a business analyst. Here let us highlight the essential key skills required in a person to become a business technology analyst. Those are as...


December 11, 2009  10:00 AM

Twelve Core Qualities of a Business Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis, business analyst, business expectation, business need, business process, business requirement, business skill, client relationship, documentation, functional issue, functional testing, integration testing, process flow, project management, project skill, requirement analysis, requirement gathering, Software Project, system analysis, technical issue, Test Plan, test strategy, UAT, user acceptance test

Business Analysis is the core of project management. It is the first major activity starting after project initiation requiring multifaceted skills. Some of the skills or qualities required are prime than the other. The prime qualities are those which make a...


October 26, 2009  10:00 AM

Five ‘must-have’ skills to be a Business Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis, business analyst, business knowledge, business process, business rule, customer requirement, Development, process, project management, quality, software, Software Project, software requirement, technical knowledge

As stated in my previous post, a Business Analyst is a quite powerful role that establishes the base of a project. It is the first visible pillar for a project which involves communication, leadership, writing, technical and functional skills together. A business analyst has to have a great depth...


September 23, 2009  10:00 AM

Quality of documents says it all about the health of the project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, coder, programmer, project management, project manager, quality, Software Project, tester

A software project has to undergo various stages before reaching the final stage of customer sign off. At each stage of the project there are certain set of documents that are maintained by the project team for internal or external purposes. These documents are prepared by various team members...


July 17, 2009  10:00 AM

Why hit the people? Hit the process if there is a failure in a software project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, developer, development team, HR, implementation team, people management, product, product build, project management, project manager, project team, Q-tag, QA, QC, quality, quality assurance, quality building, quality control, quality culture, Software Project, stakeholder, testing team

People are not wrong, processes are. People in an organization do what they are told to do. Organizations who hit on people at the time of failure are not doing the right thing. It is the process that is to be blamed not the person with Q-tag. As long as quality is considered to be the child of...


July 15, 2009  10:00 AM

Who owns the Q-Tag in a software development company?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, bugs report, business analyst, development team, implementation team, product approval, project implementation, project management, project management framework, project methodology, project team, Q-tag, QA, QC, quality assurance, quality control, Quality-tag, re-testing, software build, software implementation, Software Project, stakeholder, team, test report, testing, testing team

In any software development and implementation company there is always a need of quality assurance and quality control people who own the responsibility of setting the right methodology and framework for development and implementation (QA), bugs identification and product approval (QC). Usually...


June 10, 2009  10:00 AM

Ten Reasons of getting into pitfall of leaving a scope of software development at customer site



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis, business analyst, business requirement study, change management, developer, implementation phase, implementer, key user, project director, project management, project manager, project organization, project phase, project sponsor, requirement analysis, requirement gathering, Software Project, technical lead

In the previous post we learnt what all could a software project could lead to in presence of higher scope of software development at customer site during implementation phase. Let us see what all factors are responsible of insufficient requirement gathering during business study phase of a...


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