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April 30, 2015  11:48 PM

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

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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

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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...


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