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December 29, 2011  6:11 PM

Benefits of Using Correct Vision During Product Development



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
product development, software product, software testing

6/6 vision is not bad. But having 6/6 and not having a capability to look beyond is something that degrades the value of even the correction vision. It is like something valuable that you possess but are not able to get the best out of it, ever! Planting is one time activity, but it is watering and...

September 17, 2010  6:55 AM

Customer Engagement During Project Journey



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
development management, Development Manager, product development, product management, product manager, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development, Software Project, testing

Any product development requires extensive testing process before it is launched for production. A great effort is put by the software development company to launch the product for its customer in its perfect working condition. The goal is to provide the customer with an equivalent...


September 10, 2010  9:53 AM

Ten Pair Of Shoes For Product Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Development Manager, product development, product manager, project management, software development, Software Project, tester

A product manager during the product lifecycle has various options of selecting a pair of shoes to wear. It depends on his choice whether he wants to cover the journey in comfort and feel the pinch later or wears a not-so-comfortable pair of shoes felling for a pinch during the...


September 7, 2010  6:37 AM

A Wake Up Call For All Project Managers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
customer requirement, product development, product management, project management, project manager, Software Project

Imagine yourself as a commercial builder. You are contracted for building a multi-storeyed building by the owner of that plot. The owner is too busy to concentrate on the job himself. He finds you as an expert in this line. The conceptualized model has been described to you by the...


July 20, 2010  12:05 PM

What Type Of Product Do You Build Part II



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
product development, project management, software product

Another approach is to build what customer can’t resist. This definitely is a stage higher than the approach mentioned in the above paragraph. The customer requirements are definitely given importance here but the business in-depth knowledge acquisition is much more important...


July 20, 2010  11:33 AM

What Type Of Product Do You Build Part I



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
product development, project management, software product

Few months back I read this line somewhere in an article related to project management and product development. The line read as - "We don't build what our customers want - we build what they can't resist." There are two approaches I could clearly find out from...


February 15, 2010  8:00 AM

Four Commandants for Project Manager to be a Good Proxy Customer during Product Development



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, business requirement, product development, project management, project manager

There is no harm in owning the product (on behalf of the customer) by the project manager during the development phase, but keep some key points in mind while doing it: 1. Ensure the business requirement documents are well in place and are quite...


February 14, 2010  8:30 AM

Who Exactly is the Product Owner – Customer or Project Team



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
product development, product owner, project management, project team

Product development requires day to day interactions and query solving of the development team related to the product. The customer presence is not extensive and hence most of the product related queries have to be resolved by the project manager. The business analyst...


November 26, 2009  10:00 AM

Product Version should match with Feedback by Development Team



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, bugs, development team, functional testing, load testing, performance testing, product development, product release, QC, quality control, Regression Testing, software, software build, software development, software product, testing

Development Team has finished with a new version of the software product. The product is ready for testing before releasing it to production team provide QC approves it after testing that no severe bugs are there. Test environment is prepared for QC team to perform the complete...


June 1, 2009  9:00 AM

Ten Components of a post implementation review



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
key user management, post implementation review, product acceptance, product building, product development, product friendliness, product maturity, product usefulness, project effectiveness, project implementation process, project requirements, Risk Management, risk perception, software business, software implementation, Software Project, software project management, team management

What is post implementation review? When it should be done? Why is it required? All this has been discussed in last three posts. Let us now understand what ideally would be the components of a post implementation review. As discussed earlier, some components can be answered immediately at the...


March 4, 2009  10:03 AM

10 top “Do this if you want blunders!” in Software Development and Software Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirements, change management, Code library, Code repository, development plan, implementation plan, organizational goals, product development, project close-out, project documentation, project management, project methodologies, Project Plan, project standards, Quality Goals, requirements analysis, Risk Management, Risk Plan, software development, software development methodologies, software development standards, Software Project, software quality, Software Repository, software testing, SQA, SQC, test case, test case repository, Test Plan, test standards, time to test, top management requirements

1. Quality Goals are meant only for Quality Department: No department other than quality (project management, product development, documentation, general management etc.) has to read, understand and learn about the quality goals of the organization. It is only the responsibility of...


February 18, 2009  10:02 AM

Dear Product Manager don’t cheat your customer by bypassing final ‘testing’ of the product before launch



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
product development, product manager, project management, QA, QC, quality assurance, Software Project, Software Quality Control, SQA, SQC

When work pressures are too high, deadlines are on head, we tend to bypass our own standards, procedures and policies. A product manager if affords to skip testing for that purpose, that means he is committing a crime which is quite serious offense. Any management supporting this idea becomes part...


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