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June 29, 2009  10:00 AM

Outsource in a software project without losing control over it



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
documentation, handholding, outsourcing, post implementation, project component, project control, project execution, project implementation, project management, project offload, project outsource, project phase, Project Planning, requirement analysis, requirement freezing, requirement gathering, software design, software development, Software Project, software testing, training

We learnt in earlier two posts about the strategic decision of a management to outsource a complete project or part(s) of a project depending on certain factors, and the factors respectively. In this post let us see at the various components of a project that are most widely outsourced or otherwise...

June 17, 2009  10:00 AM

Why User Manuals are so important in Software Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
analytic, business scenario, durability, feel and look, implementation team, key user, live run, post implementation, product support, product training, project implementation, project sign-off, project support, project team, reliability, report, sign-off, Software Project, software project management, software training, stability, stakeholder, training team, usability, user feedback, User Manual

The product owners or stakeholders might be many in a software project, but the real frontrunners who drive, run and use the software product post implementation are the key users and other users. It is their feedback that matters most. They must be the most comfortable lot on usability,...


May 29, 2009  10:00 AM

Post Implementation Review – When, ldeally?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
post implementation, post implementation review, product performance, project acceptance, project board, project closure, project management, project sign-off, software implementation, software performance, Software Project

When is to perform a post implementation review? A witty answer could be – obviously after implementation. Ha! Definitely a successful closure of implementation could declare a project closure with a formal project acceptance report or project sign off. So shall we have a post implementation...


April 20, 2009  10:05 AM

Role of customer project manager at customer site during implementation stage



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business need, business study, implementation phase, implementation plan, implementation process, post implementation, process owner, project closure, project failure, project implementation, project lead, project management, project manager, project ownership, project sign-off, project success, project team, reconciliation, Risk Management, Risk Plan, software training, transaction entry, UAT

The customer project manager has to take the lead and ownership of product as soon as it is launched at customer site for implementation. The UAT, training and implementation process can only be effective in case customer project team gets fully involved into each and every activity of the...


April 10, 2009  9:59 AM

Application developed, tested and built well does not ensure successful implementation



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Application development, application implementation, application readiness, post implementation, project director, project management, project manager, project sponsor, project vision, software development, software implementation, software project manager, software testing, stakeholder, successful implementation

It is not only the project manager but all stakeholders who get affected by the project over-run or failure. It could happen due to any reasons. One of the major reasons that have emerged is the lack of vision of the project manager, project sponsors, project directors and other stakeholders to...


March 9, 2009  10:28 AM

20 points for organizational self evaluation to check where it stands in Software Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
1. organizational self evaluation, Code repository, continuous improvement, customer expectations, customer feedback, customer request, empowerment, innovation process, off-site project, on-site project, organizational goals, post implementation, process integration, product release, project implementation, project management evaluation checklist, Project Management Methodology, project manager, project metrics, project overrun, project team, Risk analysis, Risk Plan, roles and responsibilities, software bug, software development, software implementation, software project management, software testing, test case repository

  • 1. Does a formal Project Management Methodology exist in your organization? 2. Are you using some metrics to check if this is the right methodology? 3. What is the degree of improvement required in your current methodology to meet your customer expectations? 4. What are your...


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