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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

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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

    [caption width="600" align="alignnone"] www.globalnerdy.com[/caption]

  • 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...


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