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January 31, 2016  11:53 PM

Quality as per Peter Drucker Has To Be Customer Driven

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Customer satisfaction, quality, Quality assurance, Quality control

Quality as per Peter Drucker is to have a focused approach

Quality has different angles from different perspectives as per Peter Drucker

It does not matter whether it is a product or service, the quality as per Peter Drucker has to be a top most agenda

Quality as...

January 31, 2016  11:23 PM

Project Management Course From University of Adelaide For Free

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management

Now do a university project management course from University of Adelaide for free

The University of Adelaide is launching an online course on project management

Online and free project management course from University of Adelaide is in association with edX...


January 31, 2016  10:44 PM

Product Effectiveness Enhanced Through Technology At Zhik Australia

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Performance testing, Product management

When you are creating a world-class product, product effectiveness is of primary focus

Increasing product effectiveness increases your customer base globally

Technical advancements can help you in enhancing product effectiveness

Product effectiveness is of primary...


January 16, 2016  9:33 PM

Windows 10: Has Microsoft Missed Something In Case Of Software Quality?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, microsoft windows 10, Software Quality

Has Microsoft failed in software quality in case of Windows 10? Did Microsoft miss something? Recently I shared my experience about a flaw in Windows 10

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December 31, 2015  9:47 PM

Project Management: 5 Reasons Of Failures

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

Project Management Means No Failures

Project Management means no failures. Management is meant to clear all obstacles. Projects encounter obstacles. Project Manager needs to anticipate risks well in advance. Mitigation of risks is important. The important aspect is to learn from...


December 30, 2015  10:49 PM

Software Quality – Two Takeaways For 2016

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Business applications, Software Quality

Software Quality Undergoing Transformation Software Quality is undergoing a major transformation. The transformation is related to the quality of software. The quality of software is gained through proper build and testing. Product development has already taken a new direction....


December 30, 2015  4:21 PM

Successful Teams: 10 Ways To Build

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Manager, Project teams, Team building, Team Collaboration

Successful teams is project manager's dream.

Teams are an integral part of a project. Every project manager dreams of successful teams working on his projects. Each team is an individual unit working in its individual capacity. Teams have to be properly organized for coordination and...


December 25, 2015  4:56 PM

Key Expectations From Project Manager

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Business Agility, Business alignment, Change management, Project Manager

Business requirements are changing at a faster pace in today's scenario. So is the pace of change in technology. Every day there is a new technology coming in the market declaring the existing one as out of date. In this kind of dynamic scenario, the role of a project manager has to be aligned well...


December 25, 2015  4:01 PM

Top 7 Project Dimensions

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

There are multiple dimensions of a project. Project management, project dimensions, project quality, project team, project schedule, project plan, project scope are important

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December 24, 2015  9:03 PM

Top 10 Posts For 2015

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
business process management, information technology, Project management, Project Manager, Quality assurance, Software developer, Software project, Software Quality Assurance, Software testing

Top 10 Posts

There are 144 posts for the year 2015. Top 10 posts are based on the readership. Every post has a different count of readers. The count varies from post to post. Some posts do much better than other posts. My top 10 posts for the year 2015 are mentioned below. The blog...


December 7, 2015  9:48 AM

A Perfect Project Execution UCMAS 2015

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management

Project Execution must follow a path to perfection

This was a perfect project execution I witnessed at UCMAS 2015. Recently, I attended an event at Delhi University Indoor Stadium, just a couple of days back. The event was at national and international level organized by Universal...


November 24, 2015  2:13 AM

10 Key Points To Choose A Project Management Software – II

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Management Software, Project Manager, Project Managers

Continued from the previous post.

  • 3. Is it analytics that is more important or the tracking, or you need some specific kind of reports? You must...


  • November 24, 2015  2:11 AM

    Project Management Software: 10 Key Points To Choose – I

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Management Software, Project Manager, Project Managers

    Project Management Software - A wise step

    The budgets have been squeezing, the team size is getting smaller, but the number of projects is continuously increasing in any business. A demand of increase in efficiency of the project manager is increasing tremendously from the business side...


    November 22, 2015  10:31 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – IV

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the concluding part.

  • 13. Clinging to the past is not a good habit. One of my ex-boss used to tell me that to survive in a corporate world, one has to keep delivering...


  • November 22, 2015  10:31 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – III

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the part III.

  • 6. We tend to overuse words like - But, However, No etc. that silently but clearly declares that we are living in a world of our own with a feeling that...


  • November 22, 2015  10:28 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – II

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the part II. Here are the 20 gems:

  • 1. We emphasize more on learning how to DO things and forget to apply our learning on HOW, WHEN and WHERE to STOP. Once we are able...


  • November 22, 2015  10:27 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – I

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the part I. What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith is a fantastic collection of 256 pages and...


    November 8, 2015  3:34 PM

    Deloitte Tech Fast50 India 2015 Award Grabbed By DreamOrbit

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Big Data Analysts, Enterprise mobility, Enterprise software, innovation, ISVs, Software engineering

    Deloitte Tech Fast50 India 2015 award was launched in 2005. This is its tenth anniversary celebration year. The award is conducted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP (DTTILLP). This is an integrated Asia Pacific program that is engaged in recognition of the fastest growing and most dynamic...


    October 31, 2015  1:13 PM

    #projectmanagement For Beginners By ClydeBank Business

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Budgeting, Project management, Project scope, Risk mitigation, Scheduling

    Project Management For Beginners: Proven Project Management Methods To Complete Projects with Time And Money To Spare by ClydeBank Business is a must read book or a must-listen audiobook. This has been among the top bestsellers on Amazon. Any project manager would like to adopt...


    September 24, 2015  5:32 PM

    A Must Listen Audio Book On #agileprojectmanagement

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

    If you have an expertise in Agile Project Management, then probably you need to put your hands on some advanced book as this is meant for the rookies, starters and beginners in Agile Project Management. As the name Agile Project Management QuickStart Guide: A Simplified Beginners Guide to...


    August 6, 2015  11:11 AM

    IT Governance, Project Management and IT Asset Management

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Business, IT asset management, IT Governance, Project management

    Though IT Governance has to do a lot together, both are not in the direct vicinity of Project Management. But if you think otherwise both activities stated formerly can itself be taken under project management, separately. Well, that is a different topic altogether to introspect and discuss. Here I...


    July 31, 2015  11:48 PM

    PMI India And Project Managers

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

    As per a recent news published in The Hindu Businessline, India would be needing 0.4 million project managers every year till 2020. This...


    July 31, 2015  10:50 PM

    Three #Leadership #Qualities That Make A Good #ProjectManager

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

    A project manager cannot afford to take a shortcut during any stage of his project. Shortcuts always mean compromise. And compromise in a project means a sure death sooner or later. There are various leadership qualities that a project manager needs to inculcate in himself so as to reach a stage...


    July 31, 2015  10:11 PM

    Why Is Software Testing Important For A Project?

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Quality control, Software testing, Testing

    Software testing is as important during a project lifecycle as hard disciplined practice for a contestant preparing himself for a gold medal in Olympics. During this exhaustive practice, the player tries to overcome all his flaws and shortcomings. For this the player need to understand first the...


    July 26, 2015  10:46 PM

    Difference Between Product Quality And Project Quality

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Product Lifecycle Management, Product management, Project management, quality, Quality assurance, Quality control

    A successful product development does not mean its deployment will also go successfully. Similarly a great project deployment team does not ensure a good quality product development. Both are entirely different and need a different attention. That is where the role of Quality Assurance comes into...


    July 26, 2015  10:23 PM

    Three Critical Post Project Activities

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

    A successful project closure doesn't mean there will be stopgaps any further and all clouds of danger on the project are over. Project sign-off and project closure if happen on a successful note, are always welcomed by any project implementation team. Some activities that still need a lot of...


    July 26, 2015  9:31 PM

    After Every Project Ask This Question To Yourself

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

    After completion of every project, as a project manager, you need to introspect to find out few answers. All projects might not end on a positive note. A project that travels its complete path without a single deviation to its timelines or financial guidelines can be termed as 100% successful. But...


    July 26, 2015  8:46 PM

    Do All Projects End Well For A Project Team

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

    At times it might not be visible in the beginning about the learning your team would be taking along by the end of the project. But depending on the rough tides encountered during the project lifecycle, it might turn out that each member is carrying a heap of learning from the project. One thing is...


    July 26, 2015  8:28 PM

    When You Lead A Project You Own It

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

    When you are asked to lead a project it is very important for you to understand it to the root level and gain first hand experience. This might require a lot of discussions, interviews and brainstorming sessions with your own management, customer and internal team owners. Ensure that all such...


    July 26, 2015  1:32 AM

    Difference between Software Testing and Quality Assurance

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Quality assurance, Quality control, Software testing

    Software Testing is under the preview of Quality Control. The quality control team ascertains and ensures the software testing. There are many aspects of software testing and hence is possible to perform automated testing with the help of software testing tools. It is not possible to perform...


    July 26, 2015  12:54 AM

    Is Quality Assurance still relevant with Agile Development Processes?

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Quality assurance, Quality control

    No technology in project manager's life can relieve him from efforts required in Quality Assurance. Quality Assurance is all about building quality processes that need to be adhered at relevant checkpoints. It is something like a check post after every few miles covered to ensure right passengers...


    July 26, 2015  12:32 AM

    How much does Quality Assurance cost?

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Quality assurance, Quality control

    A recent and a very simple example to understand the issue - A laptop was to be delivered to a remote location customer. Repairing cost a few dollars and delivery cost to that location - double than the repair cost. The laptop was brought in the repair center. It was repaired by one of the...


    July 25, 2015  11:39 PM

    Ten Learning For Project Managers From A Poor Show

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

    Recently I attended an event where a stand-up comedian was invited as a gap filler after one of the interesting social media related interesting sessions. It is irrelevant to name that newcomer comedian who probably didn't know about how to ensure not to cross that thin line gap between live comedy...


    June 29, 2015  7:20 PM

    How To Assure Quality In Terms Of Cost, Delivery And Services

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    cost, delivery, quality, Quality assurance, Quality of Service, Services

    It is not difficult to deliver a product to your customer but meeting your customer’s expectations in terms of quality of the product and maintaining best of the services post delivery of a...


    June 29, 2015  12:00 PM

    Project Excellence Lessons From TERI and ICCG

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

    TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) is a not-for-profit institute in India engaged in research on energy, sustainable...


    June 28, 2015  2:16 AM

    Project Manager’s Dilemma – Timelines Or Budget

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Funding, Project management, Project Manager, Resource Allocation

    Project Management is a tricky job. The job of a project manager is like a car mechanic who adjusts the average by adjusting clutch, fuel discharge and brakes. All three have a different connection if we see in project management perspective. The clutch adjustment will lead to a better speed...


    June 28, 2015  1:51 AM

    Develop Sensors For Project Quality Monitoring

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

    Project management must have inbuilt sensors for detection of flaws (or shortfalls) in the system to monitor project progress quality. These sensors have to carry a fast response time and should be active in all kind of environments of the project management ecosystem. The sensors developed should...


    June 28, 2015  1:26 AM

    Don’t Shoot The Project Manager

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

    A project failure does not mean necessarily the failure of a project manager. It is the project management...

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    June 28, 2015  1:10 AM

    When A Team Member Fails To Honour Timeline

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

    Project Scope, project timelines and monitoring are the prime tasks of a project manager. If a team member fails to honor his or her individual tasks timelines, it is not the failure of that individual team member. It clearly indicates a lack on a monitoring process. The monitoring process has to...


    June 28, 2015  12:45 AM

    Multiple Conversions That Happen During Project Management

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

    As a project manager it is important for you to perform lot of conversions. First conversion that you do in your project management journey is customer requirement to project requirement. Similarly there are many conversions that happen during your project journey that we can list down as:

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    June 28, 2015  12:16 AM

    @IrumZahraWriter Views On Tackling Her Projects

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

    One of the question I asked, in an interview with Irum Zahra, an author from Pakistan, is based on managing her writing projects. I asked about her strategy formulations on...


    June 27, 2015  11:49 PM

    Learning On Project Management From Waheed Rabbani @WaheedR2009

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

    In an interview with Author Waheed Rabbani, one of my questions was based on considering writing a book as a project. If Waheed takes writing a book as a project, the key...


    June 27, 2015  11:03 PM

    Four Learning Points For Project Managers @thedailyluxe

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

    A while ago (last month) I interviewed Rachel Holliday who is a British-born fashion blogger and stylist based in tropical Australia. This interview is published on my other

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    June 15, 2015  10:06 PM

    MEED Recognizes Qatar Foundation Building @MEEDDubai @QF

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management

    Let us understand few terminologies before getting into the related information. MEED is over fifty-five years old organization engaged in organizing over thirty conferences and summits meant mainly for C-level executives. These...


    May 31, 2015  11:50 PM

    Internet by 2020 and Project Management

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Internet, Project management

    By 2020, it is estimated that the volume of data transacted on the internet will increase by three times. It will be over two billion trillion bytes of data. More interesting revelation is the result of a research that says most of this data will be video. Definitely the text content that means is...


    May 31, 2015  10:09 PM

    Professional Project Management Constant Evolution

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management

    This is a lovely video on Professional Project Management - A Constant Evolution produced by Engineers Ireland. There are engrossing...


    May 28, 2015  10:46 PM

    How To Deliver On Time And On Budget

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Information silo, project, Project management

    Delivery on time is most crucial in project management. As a project manager if you have that art of maintaining this consistency over a period of time then you can call yourself a superb project manager. But then you have to ensure that this delivery on time has happened without any changes in the...


    April 30, 2015  11:48 PM

    A Great Learning For Project Managers From 222m Loss In Multan Airport Project

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management

    This is a great learning for project managers. This is in regard to Multan Airport upgrade project where the Pakistan country has incurred a huge loss of Rs. 222...


    April 30, 2015  11:20 PM

    @TeamGantt Presents Project Management On Cloud

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    cloud, Project management

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    April 28, 2015  8:11 AM

    Every Project Manager Must Be A Change Manager

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

    If we look at the event Change Management 2015 that was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, there are many learning points that I could shell out of the article published by Braden Kelley a...


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