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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...


January 11, 2015  8:47 PM

PMI addresses Business Analysis With New Certification

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis, PMIS, Project management

Business Analysis Certification has been launched recently (in November 2014) by PMI (Project Management Institute). A Business Analysis Practice Guide has also been launched in wake of the above mentioned certification. The two excellent online community efforts are in place for last twenty years...


January 10, 2015  11:26 PM

Ten Gems For Project Managers From 10 Stacks To Success by Jerome Jay Isip

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

Recently read this book 10 Stacks To Success: How To Achieve Success One Goal At A Time by Jerome "Jay" Isip and found it quite useful for project managers. There are ten great lessons for a project manager that will definitely be a boon for them to get synergies in...


January 4, 2015  10:29 PM

Rivier University: Launching Bachelors And Masters in Project Management In Jan2015

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
PMIS, PMP, Project management, Supply Chain Management

To cater to needs arising out locally and globally, Rivier University (that was earlier known as Rivier College, founded in 1933), has planned to launch three new graduate degree programs. Rivier University is located in Nashua, New Hampshire in the United States. The degrees to be launched are...


December 31, 2014  10:41 PM

Meet Shell Supported Project Management Community in Qatar

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Center of Excellence, community, Project management

Under the banner of Shell Social Investment there is something excellent happening in Qatar where it is supporting multi-dimensional development of project management enthusiasts. All this is done through Tafawoq Project Management of Excellence. This is formed in collaboration with Qatar Petroleum...


December 31, 2014  9:39 PM

Shell: Project Management Company Of The Year: APM Awards 2014

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
APM, Project management, Shell

Shell must be proud to add one more feather in their cap when it was announced recently as the "Project Management Company of the Year" award for the year 2014 by Association for Project Management (APM). The award ceremony was held in London. The recognition goes for Shell delivering all their...


December 23, 2014  9:58 PM

CIOs, CTOs and Project Managers: No Focus On Mobility Will Eat Up Your Job

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
CIO, CTO, Project Manager

For any of your forthcoming projects, if you have not kept mobility in mind, the project is going to have very less liking and usability. Year 2015 onward all your projects need to focus on mobility. Be it business applications, workflow or data center setup projects, the focus has to stay on...


December 9, 2014  10:13 PM

Characteristics of Project Assurance Framework

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
and resourcing., framework, Project management, Project planning, Project scope, Stakeholders

A project Assurance Framework must be able to cater to a minimal requirement to qualify. The minimal requirement or characteristic to adhere to for a Project Assurance Framework is as below: Planning: It must be able to help in guiding for a near to perfect planning. Which means...


December 9, 2014  10:10 PM

How Do You Assure Your Project

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

Do you have a project assurance framework in place? Are you aware what all is it about? And what purpose does it serve? Well! Project Assurance Framework is something to assure maximum smoothness of the road on which your project is travelling. It is a structured document that guides you to...


November 9, 2014  1:08 AM

LiquidPlanner: Tags For Your Project Plans Brings Social Intelligence

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Analytics, Business, Digital initiatives, Project planning, Stakeholders

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November 6, 2014  11:28 PM

Good Learning For PMs: The Secret Red Book Of Leadership by Awdhesh Singh

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
book review, Leadership, Project Manager

book cover The Secret Red Book Of Leadership by Awdhesh Singh is a befitting read for all project managers and in the making. There is a strong stint of leadership required in a project manager that does magical...


October 26, 2014  9:23 PM

5 Learning For Project Managers From God Is A Gamer by Ravi Subramanian

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

Recently I read and reviewed God Is A Gamer by Ravi Subramanian....


October 22, 2014  10:41 PM

Three Things to Align – Customer Requirements, Project Milestones And WBS

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Business alignment, Project management

We all are well versed with the philosophy of any project. There are customer requirements that create a need to build up some system to cater to those requirements in a structured and foolproof manner. These requirements might arise out of internal business needs or external customer seeking a...


October 22, 2014  10:35 PM

Two Questions to a Project Manager

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

Since you are managing one or more projects, multiple teams working on multiple or a single project and multiple stakeholders, you might be feeling yourself most of the time sandwiched between various conflicts, critical situations and issues seeking quick attention and immediate resolutions....


October 7, 2014  8:45 PM

Managing Your Multiple Projects And The Corresponding Multiple Teams

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management

Each leader has its own working and management style. The two extreme kind of leaders in the world are - one, leading from front and second, forcing from back. Both are successful and both are unique. Both have their own style, success & failure rates, and winning sprees. When you are working...


September 30, 2014  9:48 AM

Agile Teams And Agile Stakeholders Build Agile Project

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

Agile Projects require frequent meeting with all critical key stakeholders. The rule of the game is as follows. These meetings have to be of short duration, as crisp as possible and talk only about the scope of work defined for the period after last meeting and before this meeting. There might be a...


September 28, 2014  10:19 PM

Excellent Lessons For Project Managers: The Seller Of Beliefs

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

Recently read and reviewed an excellent fable book titled The Seller of Beliefs written by Trishala D Shah. The story is a journey of one day to a training but it covers...


September 21, 2014  12:39 AM

Project Management And Product Owner in Agile

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
agile management, Product requirements, Project management

Customer and business engagement in agile project is as critical and important as the involvement of project teams. Someone from the business side has to ensure high devotion in terms of time and process knowledge so as to ensure the path adopted by development team is right and best. So the...


September 21, 2014  12:22 AM

Selecting A Right Size Project For Agile Pilot

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

Project size varies depending on various factors. It could be financial, resources, requirements and management. There could be a project with high amount of business requirements but having financial constraints from customer side. It could also depend on the location of teams working on a...


September 21, 2014  12:08 AM

Moving To Agile Way

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

Agile gives a great amount of flexibility to project management and the credit for that goes to its philosophy, process and methodology. The prime focus in Agile stays on strong communication, collaboration and higher overlapping of functional boundaries. The basic fundamental remains short...


September 15, 2014  10:43 PM

5 Critical Steps Of A Project

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

Project management is not an easy task. It requires team management, risk management, planning, execution, sign offs, training, meetings and a lot more. Risks could be of any nature - some anticipated, some unperceived. Anticipated ones can be handled as some amount of thought process has already...


September 15, 2014  9:36 PM

Do You Replace Your Business App Before It Is Rusted

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Application development, Development, requirements

Each application passes through a lifecycle of its own once it goes live. The lifecycle of an application after it goes live is somewhat similar to a newborn child. Let us see how it goes.

  • Child conceived, App conceptualized. Child develops inside the womb, Application developed. Mother...


  • August 17, 2014  1:42 AM

    Poland: Europe Scrum Masters: Attend ALE2014: 20-22 August

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Project management, Scrum, User Interface, Waterfall development

    The event ALE 2014 going to be in Kraków this year, is meant to be engrossing and engaging for all Scrum Masters and in addition...


    August 10, 2014  1:53 AM

    Why Project Fail: Dilbert Video: Just Check If Your Boss Is The Reason

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

    This Dilbert video on Why Projects Fail by George Carr gives an entirely different perspective on why Projects Fail where the project management approach is not in place, your boss is not at all clear about what a project actually is, and how it needs to be handled. In that kind of scenario, in the...


    August 10, 2014  1:30 AM

    Why Projects Fail: Top 10 Reasons: ProjectManager

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

    Here is another excellent video by Jennifer, Director, ProjectManager.com on the top 10 reasons why...


    August 3, 2014  9:33 PM

    Major Project Management Methodologies

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    methodology, Project management, Scrum

    When we talk of various project management methodologies in practice worldwide, few names that come to mind quickly are RAD, Scrum,...


    July 29, 2014  11:38 AM

    hitchBOT: A New Canadian Initiative to Bring Technology Closer to People

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bot, Project management, Robotics, Technology

    Have you met hitchBOT, the newborn hitchhiking robot who is onto its first venture hitchhike ride with a mission of bringing technology closer to people. The newly built robot that has a size of a 6-7 years old kid, is making his way across the whole country, Canada, with one ride at a time. If you...


    July 29, 2014  12:04 AM

    Survey: 67 Percent of Project Managers Seeking Job Change in UK

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Manager

    A large number of project managers who were recently surveyed by a UK based company for consolidating data for UK based project managers and thus using this data to drive out some conclusive results came out with stunning results. Only 28% of the project managers said they are happy where they are...


    July 28, 2014  10:49 PM

    An Excellent Video: Agile Product Ownership In A Nutshell: Henrik Kniberg

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

    This is an excellent video by Henrik Kniberg talking about Project Owner with a vision, Stakeholders, Development Team, User Stories, Capacity of delivering 4-6 user stories in a week by development team. This 15 minutes video is quite interesting and attention grabbing in terms of the information...


    July 28, 2014  10:34 PM

    An Excellent Video: How to Reward Your Team: Project Management

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

    Here is an excellent video from Jennifer, Director at ProjectManager.com which is quite concrete, crisp and comprehensive. A must watch for all project managers across the globe. [brightcove]


    July 28, 2014  9:58 PM

    Project IntelliScout using Google Glass: Basecamp Networks

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Google Glass, Project management

    Basecamp Networks, a Georgia based development company has unveiled their latest product IntelliScout. IntelliScout is a web application that is closely integrated with Google Glass which is specially meant to assist Crop Scouts, Farmers and Agriculture community. Basecamp Networks has a motto of...


    July 28, 2014  8:21 PM

    Some Details of the Baseline Study Project by Google X

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Baseline, Google, Project management

    Google X is a research division of Google Inc. and is currently engaged in a deep study of a human body and its connection with being healthy. The discovery is focusing on an inside out study of human body to understand how a perfect and healthy human body appears. The project is being termed as...


    July 28, 2014  7:45 PM

    Revival of Facebook Mobile Ad Revenue: An Excellent Project Showcase

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Facebook, IPO, Project management

    When Facebook launched its IPO in 2012 under heavy expectations, speculations and rumors from investors, public and corporate world; it never knew the bad treatment it was going to get when the prices were reached to half in a period of 3 months. Keen watchers remained stuck to the movement of its...


    July 22, 2014  9:24 PM

    9 Facts About User Stories

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile Project Plan, Project management, Project Manager, Scrum

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  • User stories are not same as use cases though they objective and purpose of both is same. User...


  • July 20, 2014  12:10 AM

    Software Requirement: The Two Ends of a Bridge

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

    Software requirement arises out of a business need. Someone from the business side feels that some critical business requirement can be met by building an application and shall provide some amount of automation and enhancement as compared to the manual process; and then desires it to be built by...


    June 29, 2014  11:34 PM

    6 Basic Steps of Project Management

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management

    Project management comprises of a sequence of action points to act upon in various phases of project by various stakeholders. The project initiation phase itself calls for a number of important actions that lead it to its next phase - project development and then project execution and finally...


    June 29, 2014  10:57 PM

    What Google and its Project Tango Plan to Unveil

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    3D graphics, Android tablets, Google, Project management

    Google ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects team) is currently engaged in its 24-months project's 18th month activities. The project is termed as Project Tango and the main derivative of this project will be a tablet with 7-inch display embedded with 3D-mapping and other high end technologies....


    June 29, 2014  10:09 PM

    Change in Course and Strategy in Agile Methodology

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

    while there is a section of organizations, developers and project managers who have built a large amount of trust in Agile Methodology, there is another section of the same set of people who challenge Agile methodology, its unrealistic & unstructured process; and its most cumbersome part -...


    June 29, 2014  9:03 PM

    What Agile Methodology does to a Software Project

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

    In my just concluded post I tried to highlight the basic difference between traditional project management and project...

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    June 29, 2014  8:38 PM

    Agile Methodology and Project Management

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

    If comparison is done on the basis of success rate between the traditional orthodox project management and project management with Agile methodology, it is more than 50% of gap between the two, worldwide. What it means is that when you adopt agile methodology to manage your software project, your...


    June 8, 2014  7:19 PM

    5 Ps Derived Out of Successful Project Closures

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

    A successful project closure brings in lot of happiness along with it. A series of successful closures bring it in a much wider and broader manner. Internal happiness reflects everywhere and starts sparkling outside also. That is the magic of success. If we talk of 5 Ps that come along with...


    June 8, 2014  6:48 PM

    5 Ps of Project Execution Phase

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

    Project execution is the phase where all battle work is done based on inputs and raw material received from initiation phase and for the outcome that is required for project closure phase. Project execution hence needs to be well monitored, well planned and well executed phase. The engagement and...


    June 8, 2014  4:45 PM

    5 Ps of Project Management Initiation Phase

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

    Recently encountered a project management model chart in a book where the author has presented three stages of a project - Project Initiation, Project Execution and Project Results. In project initiation there are certain factors that go along with certain ingredients to build some kind of raw...


    June 8, 2014  1:20 PM

    Key Components For Strategy Execution

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

    If you feel, as a project manager, that the battle is won if you have identified and set your goals (your means yours and your teams) and you have formulated strategy to win over each goal, you are probably half right and half wrong. Half right if you have also a concrete plan for execution and...


    June 8, 2014  12:28 PM

    Difference Between Strategy and Right Strategy

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

    A bird also has a capability, capacity and strategy to build a nest for its offspring. Well in advance it starts accumulating right stuff required to build its nest so that the delivery of eggs takes place in a right manner with least amount of risk to the life of newborns. A much earlier built...


    June 8, 2014  12:01 PM

    How Project Teams Ensure To Have Well Defined Goals

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

    There are numerous teams working on numerous projects all across the globe. Every project manager has its own way of handling a project. There are certain project management theories and practices that have been evolved during last two decades and few out of these claim to deliver hundred percent...


    June 8, 2014  11:37 AM

    Project Life Depends On Three Keywords – Goals, Strategy and Execution

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

    The whole game of project lies into three keywords - Goals, Strategy and Execution. Once a project manager is clear about these three puzzles of a project, the whole scenario turns rosy provided he doesn't lose his track till the end of the game. Goal setting is a good term but prior to coming to...


    May 31, 2014  11:54 PM

    Two Kinds of Project Managers

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

    Broadly speaking there are two categories of project managers based on their functioning style. Each style has its own way of functioning and that way of functioning has its own pros and cons. Both functionality are much evidently existing in the real world and both kind are having their success...


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