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May 28, 2016  11:52 PM

Agile eCommerce Development or Waterfall depends on Risk Appetite

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Agile development, CRM, Ecommerce, Project management, salesforce, Waterfall, Waterfall development

This is the last post in the series of discussion with Shawn. We talk here about advantages to Agile eCommerce development over Waterfall eCommerce development, It all depends on the risk...

May 28, 2016  9:17 PM

eCommerce Project Roadmap Needs A Long-Term Program Plan

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
B2B, b2c, Ecommerce, Project management

This post is in continuation to the previous post. We started a conversation with Shawn Belling, Vice President that will be posted in a series of posts. In this post, Shawn is talking about...


May 28, 2016  10:58 AM

Shawn Belling VP Product Development CloudCraze: An Interview

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Agile, B2B, CRM, Ecommerce, Project management, SaaS, salesforce, Waterfall

Shawn Belling has a Master's certification in Project Management, a Master of Science degree in Project Management, and as a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) with PMP, ACP and


April 30, 2016  1:16 PM

People Related Issues In A Project to Tackle

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

A project manager encounters various people related issues in a project. When there are people, there are people related issues in a project. Understanding people related issues in a project is an art. There are all kind of people you...


April 30, 2016  8:48 AM

Project Manager’s Rule Book

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

Project Manager's Rule Book is very important aspect. Every project manager has to build his personal Project Manager's Rule Book. It is very important to follow your personal Project Manager's rule Book. As discussed in my previous post -...


April 29, 2016  9:05 AM

5 Golden Rules for Project Managers to Win Their Teams

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Managers

These 5 Golden Rules for Project Managers are must to win their teams. Golden Rules for Project Managers apply globally. Golden Rules for Project Managers need to evolve regularly. These 5 golden rules for project managers are a must to...


April 25, 2016  9:35 PM

Decisive Mindset Is A Top on the Chart Quality For A Project Manager

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

A project manager has to have a decisive mindset. A decisive mindset helps project manager to run the show faster. A project manager lacking decisive mindset will lose respect among team members. A project manager lacking decisive mindset...


April 25, 2016  5:15 PM

The eMedha Paradigm by Rakesh Misra – An Odyssey of Events

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

The eMedha Paradigm by Rakesh Misra is a must read book for Project Managers. The eMedha Paradigm – A Project Manager's Billion Dollar Odyssey. The book eMedha Paradigm gives Project Insights to Business, Project Teams and PMO. The...


March 30, 2016  11:51 PM

Project Governance Challenges – How to Overcome these Challenges

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project governance

Project Governance Challenges are an integral part of a project. There is no point in avoiding Project Governance Challenges. Project Governance challenges are an integral part of a project. There is no point in avoiding these challenges. The best way is to...


March 27, 2016  8:58 AM

Outsource Right People for Projects with Ample Verification Done

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

Outsource right people for projects cautiously as freelancers or third party. When you don’t outsource right people for projects you are bound to fall in trouble. You need to outsource right people with ample verification done for projects. One wrong member...


March 25, 2016  7:50 PM

4 Key Factors Ensuring Project Success are Critical to Imbibe

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

The key factors ensuring project success must be imbibed well. Project teams learning faster the key factors ensuring project success, succeed well. There are many key factors ensuring project success. These factors must be imbibed well in order to attain a...


March 19, 2016  4:21 PM

Effective Project Managers is to Improve Every Moment

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Managers

Improvement in Quality of effective project managers is a never ending process. Quality of effective project managers makes a big difference in leadership and project management. To become an effective project manager you need to imbibe and inculcate some...


February 29, 2016  10:35 AM

Product Manager to Replace Project Manager

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

It is the time for a Product Manager to replace a project manager. It is the time for a product manager to replace a project manager. The team sizes are shrinking. There is a demand for higher productivity from each team member. A project manager with strong project management...


February 28, 2016  12:17 PM

Software Testing Economics facing Disruptions – Coup or Cope

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Disruption, Software testing

Software Testing Economics is facing a major threat - Disruptions. Software Testing Economics is facing a major threat called disruptions. Disruptive models of business and commerce put together have put its impact on every stakeholder of the business. The whole ecosystem has...


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...


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...


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...


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 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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...


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...


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 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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...


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...


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