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February 27, 2013  7:23 PM

Being Over-communicative Is A Big Boon For A Project Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, Software Project

A project manager with short tamper, over reactive attitude and less communicative always calls for trouble for himself during his important task of project management. Being crisp, to the point and precise in his communication is as important as being over communicative. Over communicative quality...

February 27, 2013  7:12 PM

Project Manager: Being Precise Requires Lot Of Precision



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, Software Project

Being precise is a very important quality of a project manager. Being precise does not mean being short in communication or being non elaborative. Being precise means crisp and to the point in all kind of communication during any project phase and with any of the teams engaged in the project. At...


February 27, 2013  6:27 PM

Testing Of Mobile Transfer Feature Begun On BlackBerry In Indonesia



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software, testing

It is interesting to note that Indonesia won over US and Europe for testing of...

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February 27, 2013  5:52 PM

Ten Organizational Factors That Make It Possible To Complete Projects Successfully



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Ten Organizational Factors That Make It Possible To Complete Projects Successfully: 1. Culture: Culture makes a lot hell of difference in the mindset of people working in an organization. Though Best in Class and Worst in Class are subjective terms and are in relevance to something or the...


February 27, 2013  5:51 PM

Microsoft Nigeria: A global company going local in a big way



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, Software Project

Microsoft has decided to tie up with local software development professionals with dual motive. First, to act enabler for those guys...


February 23, 2013  10:06 PM

Things You Should Know Before Jumping Into Agile



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, project manager, Software Project

How many companies would have adopted Agile and then felt helpless in carrying on with it? There would be. Plenty of them. Such organizations get influenced with any new technology, methodology, process or concept in such a manner that they forget to do their homework before deciding on jumping...


February 16, 2013  1:46 AM

Basic Tips On Adopting Process Methodology Or Tool For Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, Software Project

There is not limit in making effort for making a project success (or failure). Using a latest technology or tool for managing a project does not guarantee you that you are going to succeed in your project. There are a lot more things that matter. Adopting agile, for that matter and actually...


February 7, 2013  11:06 PM

Software Companies Can Do Wonders With Agile Development And Lean Principles



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development, Software Project

Around a couple of years back a very interesting article was published on Forbes website educating on importance and role of Lean and Agile in Software Development Organizations. Dan Woods,...


January 31, 2013  10:52 PM

California High Speed Rail Project Goes To PGH Wong



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

California Rail California High Speed Rail Project amounting to...


January 31, 2013  10:40 PM

Never Opposed Project Manager Is A Risky Affair



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

If you are a Project Manager and are widely acceptable among all your team members for all your directions, plans and timelines that you assign or decide; you are either a very great person with highest level of precision or else something is really wrong. What is your take on this?


January 31, 2013  10:33 PM

5 Must Have Features Of Project Management Tool



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Project Management is not dependent on a highly costly and good quality tool. Projects can be managed without any tools too, in a simplistic manner, if one has the art to manage them. But definitely tools do help in optimizing management of projects by various means. Any tool that intends to be...


January 31, 2013  10:22 PM

Are You Risking Your Organization By Becoming Bob



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software development

Bob was a highly paid development engineer in a U.S. company. Somehow he got addicted to certain social media activities on internet to an extent that without compromising with his job he found out a dangerous way of getting the job allocated to him by bypassing his organization's security...


January 31, 2013  10:06 PM

Vanessa Fiorido Teaches Gangnam Style For Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

Vanessa Fiordio is known to be a an exhaustive learner from videos posted on YouTube. She spends a lot of her time on YouTube which is her best pass time. Her latest blog speaks on

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January 31, 2013  9:55 PM

5 Must To Have Components Of Defect Report



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Though you will find ample amount of templates online with the help of a simple Google search for "Defect Report" or "Bug Report" online, but still some of the components are must to have for any kind of Defect Report. Those essential ones are: 1. Scope of testing is important to be highlighted...


January 31, 2013  9:45 PM

Collaboration Among Developers Has Given A New Twist To Nintendo Games Development



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Collaborating with second and third party vendors has given a new twist to the life of not only to Nintendo, a major games development company, but also of the small companies engaged with the Nintendo. This is new pattern of


January 31, 2013  9:12 PM

Five Pitfalls In Product Development That Delays Project Launch Drastically



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, software development, Software Project, software testing

Delays in projects do happen. Sometimes with reasons within control and sometime beyond control. A proactive approach, hence, is always preferred so as to avoid a big disaster at a later stage of project nearing completion. The later is the disaster, the higher is the impact. Severity or the risk...


January 31, 2013  9:02 PM

Five Must Do For A Tester



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, tester, testing

Testing is a more serious job than coding. If there is a flaw in coding, tester is there to take care of it but there remains a flaw in your testing it is the customer that is going to shave off your head that too sometimes in a very bad manner depending on the severity of bugs or loopholes left in...


January 12, 2013  11:19 PM

Project Plan Is A Combination Of Gut Feel Guess Work And Objective Calculation



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, Software Project

It rarely happens that any of the project phase finishes as per the stipulated plan. Due to one reason or the other, the planned tasks somehow get delayed and at times Project Manager is not able to anticipate this risk in advance. A way of moving towards perfection for a project manager would be...


January 6, 2013  9:31 PM

Top Ten Trends In Project Management For 2013: Global Leading PM Training Company ESI International



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development, Software Project

Three days back one of the world's top company engaged in project management training - ESI International - has officially released in a press conference -

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December 17, 2012  11:00 PM

Video: Basics Of Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

This is a lovely video found on Youtube. It talks about some basic fundamentals of project management in a very simple manner but conveying the message very clearly and crisply. Nothing much to say about what is there in this video. Just watch this less than 4 minutes video and take along all...


December 17, 2012  10:45 PM

Are You Lost In Project Like These Baby Penguins In Severe Snowfall And Cold



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

First you look at this video and enjoy it. The beginning might frighten and worry you to see baby penguins caught in severe snowfall and low temperature and probably lost their way too. But gradually at the end they reached into safe hands. That gave a big sigh of relief and all worry goes...


December 16, 2012  10:42 PM

Are You Using All Features Of Project Management Tool



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

You have paid a good amount of money to procure an excellent project management tool. This would have started with the identification of need of a project management tool after which you convinced your management and got an estimated budget approved for its procurement. Once the need is identified...


December 16, 2012  10:02 PM

Integrate It If You Use A Standalone Project Management Tool



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

QMarkA standalone project management tool might not be able to cater to all relevant functions like finance, operations, PMO, logistics etc. And even if it; it would be asking for lot of...


December 16, 2012  9:38 PM

Training On Project Management Tool Is As Important As Tool Itself



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, Software Project, tester

Well, you, as a project manager, have identified the exact needs of your project management tool. In the next step you have also been able to identify the best option in the market. You also identified the champion who is going to drive project management with this tool, someone who is expert on...


December 16, 2012  3:27 PM

Without A Champion Any Good Project Management Tool Is Worse



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Assume that you have passed the first two steps well - Identifying your needs for procurement of a effective project management tool, and buying the right product (selecting, mapping, testing etc.). Now you have the vehicle in place (the tool) and also the destination is known well to everyone...


December 16, 2012  3:06 PM

Improper Testing Of Project Manager Tool Leads To Wrong Deployment



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

You are in need of a good project management tool as a project manager to drive your projects efficiently and effortlessly. Your requirements have been specified well, let us assume and based on which you have shortlisted some products after discussions with various product owners who have to come...


December 16, 2012  2:40 PM

Procure Or Build Your Project Management Tool Depending On Your Needs



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Every project management tool does not cater to everyone. Similarly everyone doesn't need exactly the same as the other. Each Project Manager's requirements related to project management tool vary substantially from the other project manager. It also depends on level of maturity in organization...


December 16, 2012  2:04 PM

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Project Benefits Seven Cities Of US



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge is about selecting the most deserving cities across the globe for the purpose of improvements, changeover, and enhancement to benefit the various communities residing in those cities.


November 25, 2012  7:22 PM

At Times Customer Is The Main Cause Of Project Failure



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, Software Project

Here below is a lovely comic strip from acentre.com on Managing Project Scope. This is self explanatory in telling how projects go haywire just because of non serious stakeholders, keeping lot of leverage and flexibility in changing...


November 25, 2012  7:10 PM

Six Failing Factors In Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project

This is a lovely comic strip from BrightWork and says a lot about the misleading components of a project. The whole game of project management depends solely on its drivers. If it is being driven wholeheartedly engaging all its stakeholders, nothing can take it away from success. But the misleading...


November 25, 2012  6:40 PM

Project Failure Happens At US Airport



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project, software testing

Nobody would think that the things that happen in developing, under-developed and not developed countries can happen in developed countries like the United States too. Passenger screening machines being supplied at U.S. airports has become a highly controversial matter now. The fact coming out is...


November 25, 2012  2:38 PM

Quality Project In Real Life Gets Awarded In San Francisco



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, Software Project, testing

Recently there was a new in papers circulated around San Francisco. This was regarding an exemplary achievement attained by the District Inspector of Air Quality Management Department of Bay Area which has been recognized and acclaimed by the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association...


November 24, 2012  7:01 PM

Sometimes When Project Does Not Drive On Its Own



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, Software Project

Here is a lovely picture that indicates a classic situation during a Project where it needs to be pushed. At such times, the project drivers are not able to drive it at the stipulated speed and hence loose its track of progress. In fact at times its progress starts fading out and it appears that...


November 24, 2012  6:43 PM

Good Thoughts On Quality



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Here are some good thoughts on Quality that are worth looking at. q1 q2


November 24, 2012  1:20 PM

Be Original While Testing Or Coding



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, software, Software Project, tester, testing

Here are few quotes/ posters I found on net which are quite relevant to the job of a QC and Code writing guys. Curiosity is something than can chip in an extra edge in both - a developer, and a tester.


November 24, 2012  12:29 PM

Project Quality: Thanksgiving Means No Thanksliving for Turkey



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project management. Software quality, project manager, software development, Software Project

This is Constance MArie on WhoSay. This is a small Thanksgiving video, and its tagline says "Happy Thanksliving!!! The turkey gets to live." [brightcove] Well, if we correlate this occasion with Project lifecycle, let us see what are various Thanksgiving instances that arise during various...


November 18, 2012  10:19 PM

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grants 2012 Benefits Healthcare Of Pune Citizens



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project

Pune local city administrative body - Pune Municipal Corporation - PMC - has finally shortlisted global software company - IBM India for working together on a new and comprehensive project. This project will be aimed at building a comprehensive healthcare solution for the residents of Pune. The...


November 18, 2012  9:12 PM

Controlling Or Influencing: Which Kind Of Project Manager Is Better



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, Software Project

A Controlling kind of project manager would be more of a monarch and less kind of diplomatic. This kind of project manager would not be interested in liberalism or any kind of flexibility. He would be liking more of the silent obeying guys in his team rather than those who discuss and like to put...


November 11, 2012  2:12 PM

BIG DATA Project That Got President Obama Elected For Second Term



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

This is a classic example of the BIG DATA concept that is heating up globally that has been revolutionizing whole Technology world. The BIG DATA concept is logically a strategic collaboration of data spread across internet including social media sites and then analyzing this huge chunk of...


October 31, 2012  8:10 AM

Five Commandants In Quality Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, software, software development, Software Project, software testing, testing

1. Quality is to be built along with the project development and not after it 2. Quality is not a single person’s or team’s task 3. Quality is not a TASK, it is a CULTURE 4. If Project is an investment, Quality is an assurance of secured return on this investment 5. Quality need not be...


October 31, 2012  8:05 AM

Ten Commandants In Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, Software Project

1. Project Management is not a game, it is a strategy 2. Project Tools are irrelevant to Project Drive and Success. Same Project Tool may not fit well for another project team working on similar kind of project 3. Stakeholders are as important drivers of the project as project...


October 14, 2012  10:02 PM

Project Review Does Not Mean A Formal Meeting



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, Software Project

Project Plan without a regular review is as good as a rail on the track without an engine. Hence though the rail is on the track but is not moving since there is no driving or moving force to it. Similarly howsoever structured or strong project plan is built, if there is no review to monitor the...


October 14, 2012  6:46 PM

A Software Development Project Not Leading To Core Business Reports Is Not Critical To Business



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, Software Project

The amount of data lying in the servers resting in data center of any organization might not be equivalently accessed, analysed and used in terms of Business Intelligence. The volume of terabytes of data viz a viz its churning to get some fruitful and crisp information might not be existing in...


October 14, 2012  5:05 PM

Project Task Prioritization With Eisenhower Matrix



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, Software Project

Stephen Covey is the man who brought Eisenhower matrix into limelight in front of the whole world. But the actual credit goes to this man - Eisenhower US, the ex...


October 14, 2012  1:40 PM

This Is A Chronic Disease In Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

project management Project Management started like this and kept on running like this for years. It reflects the silos that exist within and across the teams working on...


October 3, 2012  10:06 PM

Do You Apply 80:20 Rule On Your Project Priorities



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, project priorities, Software Project

A project manager is always surrounded by project priorities falling in financial, logistic, people related, technical, machine related and many more categories. Each category is important and critical for project performance and enhancement. In each category, priorities will be set in different...


September 29, 2012  6:33 PM

Risk Assessment And Mitigation Is Fine But What About Un-alarmed Risks



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, Software Project

In any project prior to its development, during the initiation phase, risk assessment, analysis and mitigation planning is done. PM office, Project team, external stakeholders including the end customer management team members all become the part of this committee to work out and cover all possible...


September 24, 2012  10:58 PM

5 Must Visit Websites for Testers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software testing, testing

1. http://Testingfaqs.org 2. http://sourceforge.net/directory/development/development-testing/os:windows/freshness:recently-updated/?q=testing 3. http://freecode.com/search?page=1&q=testing+&submit=Search&with=726&without= 4. http://www.softwareqatest.com/qatweb1.html 5...


September 24, 2012  10:19 PM

10 Parameters to Select Tools for Automated Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
automation tool, Software Project, software testing, tester

Following parameters may be kept in mind while going for selection of an automating testing tool: 1. Cost: Cost of the tool should be clearly justifiable with the number of projects in hand, foreseen to come in future, cost of projects in hand and those coming in future. There is nothing wrong...


September 24, 2012  9:41 PM

5 Myths of a Developer that Spoil His Career



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, software, software development, Software Project

We all have certain amount of myths within us and sometimes we start loving to live with them. A developer’s job is quite critical in any software development project as this is the guy who is doing all ground level work. Whatever he produces goes to the customer though after passing through...


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