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December 28, 2011  6:12 PM

7 Ways in which a Tester can Help in Removing Ambiguities in Business Requirement Document

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, Software tester, tester

A tester always has an extra edger over developer in terms of looking at the product or requirements through a critique’s angle. If the requirements or product is not analyzed in a different manner, it might look straight, precise and up to the mark at times. The moment you go deeper or look at...

June 30, 2011  5:48 PM

Software Requirement Gathering Is Most Prime Stage Of Project

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business process, business requirement, project management, SDLC, software development lifecycle, software requirement

SDLC-I: Software requirements - This post talks about Software Requirements. Software requirements itself required a standard process or procedure to be followed and can’t be managed in a...

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....

July 23, 2010  12:25 PM

Two Approaches Of Capturing Customer Requirements

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, customer requirement, project management, software product, Software Project

Let us consider a simple scenario of writing code for a new application for a customer. The process starts with a clear understanding of customer business, key user’s expectations and customer management’s expectation regarding business benefits driven out of this application....

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 24, 2010  5:02 PM

Software Project and Business Purpose

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business application, business process, business requirement, process owner, project management, requirement analysis, Software application, Software Project

The purpose of a business seeking software application to cater to a business process or a group of business processes is to optimize the business. The requirements emerge through the key process owners of the business. The requirements analysis and gathering phase is the most...

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 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 12, 2009  10:00 AM

What customer type you are?

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, change management, code, customer requirement, software, software implementation, software product, Software Project

One customer type focuses on current requirement, rightly built, with more flexibility towards the business requirements built-in in the database rather than in the code. They believe that if the software meets their current requirements well, the future requirements will be built in at the need of...

September 14, 2009  1:00 PM

Ten facts (or myths) about developers and testers

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, business needs, business requirement, code, coding, customer requirement, developer, software, software code, Software tester, software testing

We all know developers and testers both have a tough job all the time. Developers have a key role in developing the software as per customer requirements embedding customer’s business needs into it. Similarly testers have to put all their efforts in ensuring that the software is matching customer...

July 10, 2009  10:00 AM

If you don’t change with the ‘Change’ you get [ex][change]d

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, change management, customer requirement, development phase, product delay, product launch, project management, project phase, project timelines, software, software build, software development, Software Project, software testing, test phase, testing

In my June 15 2009 post – “Do’s (+) and Don’ts (X) in Project Management”...

May 22, 2009  10:00 AM

5 reasons of top level customer expectations missing in requirement study document

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, organization level requirement, project management, project phase, requirement study, requirement study document, Software Project, Top level expectations, top management, user level requirement

As stated in previous two blogs, top level expectations gathering is very crucial during the business study and requirement gathering phase. And respectively I mentioned how vendor and customer can be careful (and should be) about that. Although it is rare and unexpected, but there are instances...


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