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July 26, 2011  5:17 PM

Six Blogs On Release Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, development server, product management, production server, Regression Testing, release management, Risk Management, Staging Server, Test Server, testing

Release management is a systematic structured approach of releasing the product to customer. The product journey that starts from requirement gathering from customer, conceptualization, prototyping,...

February 3, 2011  10:58 AM

Project Management Versus Change Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, project management, project manager

Change is generally not welcomed in any system and is treated as problem. Change management is full of obstacles some foreseen and some unforeseen somewhat similar in nature as that of project management. Project manager need to overcome a number of obstacles and hurdles while...


December 27, 2010  10:13 AM

Project Management And Change Agents



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, organizational goal, project management

Change management takes care of any change in the organization that may or may not be directly connected to project. Change management and improvement initiatives may overlap most of the times. Reason could be the goals being taken to be achieved in any improvement process that...


December 27, 2010  10:10 AM

Project Management And Process Improvement



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, project initiative, project management

Organizations initiate improvement processes for many purposes. Improvement process initiatives are like investment. Investments initiatives have various goals – short term goals, mid term goals, and long term goals. Same holds truth for improvement process initiatives...


November 16, 2010  11:58 AM

Identification of Customer Requirements Part IX



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, customer requirement

In situations when the requirement generator cannot be ignored directly due to his potential say in the management, the role of Product Owner become prime in tackling the situation. Product owner must analyze the situation, prepare a case study and put forth his point that if such...


August 31, 2010  10:43 AM

Think Beyond Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, development management, issue management, Project Lifecycle, project management, requirement management, Software Project

Project Management is not everything related to the management of a project. It is absolutely not the end of the road. If you have a well defined project management methodology (or different methodologies for different project types actually), it never means that just the regular...


June 18, 2010  11:57 AM

Ten Tips To Increase Business Application Usage Part II



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, process optimization, project management, Software Project

5. Drive with a top down approach: If the project command is shared with one of the top management member of customer end, it gives a catalytic thrust to the project progress and becomes a winning note for the product. 6. Don’t pass a stupid message that...


June 18, 2010  11:35 AM

Ten Tips To Increase Business Application Usage Part I



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, process optimization, project management, Software Project

Sometimes business applications die an unnatural death even if the application is built with state-of-the-art technology fulfilling all relevant business requirements. The reason of failure does not lie with the application but the people and processes...


November 13, 2009  10:00 AM

Ten Commandants for Project Manager in Requirements Change Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, product manager, project management, project manager, software product, Software Project, software requirement

Requirements Change management if managed haphazardly may become a disaster for both customer and the product, so it has to be managed very wisely and tactically. And the role of a project manager in this is very crucial. In such a case the role of Project Manager can be sequentially summarized...


November 11, 2009  10:00 AM

Project Manager – A Solid Bridge between Customer and Product Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, customer requirement, product manager, project management, project manager, Software Project

Let us talk about existing software required to be implemented at a new geographical location. Definitely because of a different location there will be certain new requirements plus some changes here and there in the existing built to meet customer specifications. This need to be handled very...


November 9, 2009  10:00 AM

How Requirements evolve during a Software Project?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, developer, project management, project manager, project phase, Software Project, software requirement

New requirements or change in existing requirements is an inevitable process in any software project. As a project manager you encounter it during every phase of a project. Some requirements emerge internally by your own team and some come from the customer. Internal requirements result from...


October 30, 2009  10:00 AM

Project Scope – Customer needs to be shown the right path



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, Project, project implementation, project management, project manager, project scope, sign-off, software, Software Project

One of the project managers of an ERP implementation company got himself into a tight corner. He found himself in a tough situation where an already ‘mutually sealed’ project scope asked for one or two new requirements (or changes in the existing functionality) from the client everyday while...


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 22, 2009  10:00 AM

Why is Change opposed?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, coder, programmer, project management, project manager, tester

A coder or programmer when told that he is not writing his code, by way of presenting him with a list of bugs, he is being told to CHANGE. A tester when is told by his superior that he lacks business depth for testing the product, he is being told to CHANGE. A project manger when told that he...


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”...


June 15, 2009  10:00 AM

Do’s (+) and Don’ts (X) in Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, employee engagement, Employee retention, employee satisfaction, opportunity to grow, project management, resistance to change, Software Project

  • + Do X Don’t + Single constant in business is Change X Single constant in business is resistance to change + Change means shifting to a better comfort zone X Change means shifting away from comfort zone + Recruit well in advance before the project start time X ...


  • 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...


    May 15, 2009  10:10 AM

    How to manage Change Management – in terms of scope of the project



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    change management, project aspect, project location, project management, project manager, Project Plan, project progress, project role, project schedule, project scope, project study, Software Project

    Scope defined and decided upon initially by vendor and customer mutually has a large impact on timeline, progress and success of a project. A change in scope at a later stage may call for a big impact on project schedule and progress. Let us see the roles of vendor and customer respectively in this...


    May 11, 2009  10:12 AM

    Two aspects in Change Management in Software Project



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    business critical change, business requirements, Business Rules, business study, change management, customer management, customer requirements, project cycle, Project Development, project implementation, project management, project manager, project team, software development, software implementation, Software Project, software requirements

    Change management is a subset of project management. In any software project change is to be managed during the whole cycle of development and implementation. Requirements once specified by customer at the business requirements study phase does not mean that there will be no change in requirements...


    May 8, 2009  10:09 AM

    Change Management in terms of people – how to manage during a project



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    change management, manpower management, project guidelines, Project Lifecycle, project management, project stages, Risk Management, risk mitigation, Risk Plan, Software Project

    Although it can not be avoided in real life scenario and that is why there is a risk plan and risk management to avoid such circumstances. But still a lot can be done to atleast minimize the risk and thereby mitigation. Vendor - Management has to ensure the bare minimum changes (preferably NO...


    March 4, 2009  10:03 AM

    10 top “Do this if you want blunders!” in Software Development and Software Testing



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    business requirements, change management, Code library, Code repository, development plan, implementation plan, organizational goals, product development, project close-out, project documentation, project management, project methodologies, Project Plan, project standards, Quality Goals, requirements analysis, Risk Management, Risk Plan, software development, software development methodologies, software development standards, Software Project, software quality, Software Repository, software testing, SQA, SQC, test case, test case repository, Test Plan, test standards, time to test, top management requirements

    1. Quality Goals are meant only for Quality Department: No department other than quality (project management, product development, documentation, general management etc.) has to read, understand and learn about the quality goals of the organization. It is only the responsibility of...


    March 2, 2009  9:59 AM

    10 golden rules for Requirements Based Testing



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    business knowledge, change management, integration testing, software, test case, test case repository, test coverage, test metrics, tester, unit testing

    10. Document with complete and clear requirements is as important as oxygen in the air: Requirements based testing is purely based on the requirements specified by the customer or software sponsor during the business requirements study phase. Documentation of all requirements (user...


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