Quality Assurance and Project Management:

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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...


April 27, 2015  10:16 PM

Every Child Is A Best Example Of A Project Manager Until We Lose Track

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

The other day I read quite an interesting article written by Jamie MacDonald raising a very basic questions about having project manager's qualities in each one of us. I accept that right...


March 8, 2015  12:07 AM

Five Learnings For Project Manager From Why Do Smart People Make Such Stupid Mistakes by Chris Merrington

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
book review, Contract negotiations, Project management, Project Manager

Why Do Smart People Make Such Stupid Mistakes: A Practical Negotiation Guide To More Profitable Client Relationship by Chris Merrington is quite relevant to project managers...


March 7, 2015  3:46 PM

Book Review: Project Scope Management by Jamal Moustafaev: A Practical Approach

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
book review, Product management, Project management, Project scope, Stakeholders

Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects by Jamal Moustafaev is a lovely...


March 7, 2015  1:15 PM

Project Management Training From PMI For Veterans

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management

This is the replication of already running successful training mission for Airmen and Soldiers in North Carolina, where more than 250 have already been trained successfully. The program was initiated under the leadership of project management instructors Bill Flanagan and John Keane from Black...


March 7, 2015  12:26 PM

Projects Failed, Projects Still Fail, Project Will Keep Failing?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project portfolio management

An analysis report published six years back stated around seventy percent of projects fail in one aspect or the other in meeting their:

  • -timelines,
  • -budgets,
  • -meeting customer expectations or
  • -scope completion.
  • A project success can be...


    February 28, 2015  11:53 PM

    Compromise Is An Art For A Project Manager

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

    To break the deadlocks arising in a project, a product manager needs to learn and master an art of breaking those deadlocks. One of the manners to do that is a compromise. A compromise in a deadlock situation can break the deadlock and things can start moving further. When it is a clash of...


    February 28, 2015  11:26 PM

    For A Project Manager Every Day Can Bring A New Learning #LandRoverExperience

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

    As a Project Manager, I had a different kind of learning that was great in all aspects. So here it goes:

  • Never fear in landing into unexplored terrains in life as a project manager
  • Always gain experience in those unexplored terrains before landing your team and customers into...


  • February 28, 2015  7:18 PM

    Hold The Nerve Of A Project AT Start To Decide For Agile Or Waterfall

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Agile Project Plan, Project management, Waterfall development

    Whether it is Agile or the legacy Waterfall, the life must go on for all projects in a successful manner. There have been success and failure cases in both scenarios' real life projects. Even if Agile loyalists keep claiming that Agile is stronger than Waterfall and assurance rate of success in...


    February 28, 2015  2:35 AM

    Project Manager: Never Take A Sign Off From Customer Without This Commitment

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Customer engagement, Handover process, Project management, Project Manager

    When you are covering the final phase of your project the top management of the other side will have only one question in mind - what after handover and sign off. Usually, that is the reason why they become over cautious and start probing much about the product in question. There might be some...


    February 28, 2015  2:01 AM

    Role Of A Project Manager During Release Phase

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Communication, customer, Project management, Project Manager, Release management

    Release phase of a project is one of the most customer intensive phases where for each release you have to take a final sign off from customer. The release might be of final documents submitted to the customer, training imparted to key users regarding product usage or the product handover. There...


    February 28, 2015  1:37 AM

    Role Of A Project Manager During Testing Phase

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

    The role of a project manager varies in various phases of a project. He has to act as a single star in the movie playing various roles as per the demand of the story. All the lead characters of the story are to be played by a project manager himself. In the testing phase, the project manager is...


    February 28, 2015  1:04 AM

    Role Of A Project Manager In Development Phase

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile development, Application development, Project management

    As discussed in my previous post, a project manager is supposed to carry various hats and has to be smart enough to understand which hat to wear in the respective phase of a project. When a project is in the development phase, a project manager has to act more than a development manager for various...


    February 28, 2015  12:34 AM

    Project Manager, Project, Pressure, Energy And Heat

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

    A project manager has to have multiple faces during the lifecycle of a project. There is no harm in carrying various hats or masks to wear on various occasions, during various phases of a project. In reality, there is a lot of heat transfer during a project. There are moments when a huge pressure...


    February 15, 2015  12:05 AM

    Changing Roles of a Product Owner While Moving From Waterfall To Scrum

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile development, Product management, Project management, Scrum, Waterfall development

    The role and responsibilities of team members change while moving from legacy waterfall methodology to Agile. In Agile the whole perspective and outlook of each and every team member changes. There is a higher level energy engagement requirement from each member thereby calling for high energy and...


    February 8, 2015  10:53 PM

    There Is No Maybe In Agile

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Agile adoption, Agile development, hybrid, Project management, Waterfall development

    If it is a once sentence difference that clearly distinguishes between Agile and Waterfall it goes as the title of this post. There is in reality no "Maybe" in Agile. For customer requirement at the start of a fresh iteration the exercise is done to mark either "Yes" or "No" against it. The tasks...


    February 8, 2015  9:44 PM

    Agile Is Less Costlier And Much Faster Than Waterfall But Only If…

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Project management, Waterfall development

    If someone says Agile is faster than waterfall, it is right. If someone says Agile is less costlier than waterfall, then also it is right. But it is right only in context when the complete lifecycle cost is compared. Overall iteration costs might be higher in case of Agile but since there is less...


    February 8, 2015  9:16 PM

    Agile Or Waterfall In Project Management?

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

    Agile concept evolved around two decades ago and is in practice for over a decade now. Within last decade or so the practice has evolved to an optimized level and has proven its usefulness and beneficial results. Project Management took a new turn with involvement of Agile in it. To a substantial...


    January 31, 2015  11:41 PM

    Project Manager Has To Be A Facilitator, Moderator And Curator

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Manager

    A Project Manager needs to have a top priority for his team. A motivated team can make you win any battle. And a demotivated team might not be able to stay confident in even normal situation. He needs to facilitate his team in all aspects. For that it is very important to understand what all it...


    January 31, 2015  11:24 PM

    Right Requirements Capturing Leads To Right Project Closure

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management

    Customer requirement capturing phase generally is the period when exact requirements of the customer emerge. It starts with the "What-is" situation going forward to customer's "to-be" stage. The latter in any case has to be a better and advanced condition from the former. Current situation might be...


    January 31, 2015  10:31 PM

    Crisis Management: Learning From #DriveWithSOUL

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

    While driving towards Jim Corbett from Delhi with a Tata Safari Convoy of 22 Safaris and 4 additional official vehicles, organized by

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    January 31, 2015  9:53 PM

    #DriveWithSOUL : Five Great Learning For Project Managers

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

    [caption id="attachment_1764" align="alignnone" width="640"]#DriveWithSOUL

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    January 12, 2015  11:22 PM

    Most Frequent Reasons For A Project Failure

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

    What happens when a project fails. It is the turn of project manager to give valid reasons to safeguard himself. Management on the other hand have their own reasons to fire project manager especially if it is a high stake project. A direct question that goes to project manager is why he did not...


    January 12, 2015  10:36 PM

    Do You Claim To Seal Your Project With Hundred Percent Success

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

    Hardly 13% of projects see the light of day within prescribed timelines, budget and customer satisfaction. If any of the three is less than 100% in the project conclusion summary finalized at the end of a project, don't treat it as a successful project closure. Actually a project manager has to be...


    January 11, 2015  10:28 PM

    Quire: A Simple, Effective and Collaborative Task Management Tool

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Task Management

    This is a task management tool that allows to work collaboratively among different team members despite their geographic differences. The beauty of this product is that it builds tasks in a tree-type model and hence helps you in planning and organizing tasks in a better way. The product is called...


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