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December 14, 2009  10:00 AM

Ten Specialities Required in a Business Technology Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, business technical analyst, Development, documentation, process flow, project completion, project governance, project implementation, project installation, project release, requirement analysis, requirement gathering, technical analyst, test case, Test Plan, tester, testing

A clear cut difference is there between a Business Analyst and a Business Technology Analyst. In previous blog I mentioned the essential skills required in a business analyst. Here let us highlight the essential key skills required in a person to become a business technology analyst. Those are as...

June 8, 2009  10:00 AM

Five pitfalls if you are leaving a scope of software development at customer site



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
functional lead, on-site development, project completion, project delay, project implementation, project management, project organization, project quality, project team, QC, quality, quality assurance, quality control, software development, software implementation, Software Project, software quality, technical lead, tester, testing

Ideally, in a software project, for an offshore customer, the requirement gathering phase should be given an extra care to understand to a maximum extent so that the product developed and tested when ready for implementation at customer site requires no development. Practically, it is very...


June 3, 2009  10:00 AM

How to prepare for Post Project Implementation Review?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
post implementation review, project closure, project completion, project feedback, project management, project manager, project sign-off, software implementation, Software Project

Both vendor and customer have to understand that the real journey of a product starts only after a successful implementation of software at customer site. The challenges get a new meaning once the project team leaves the customer site after project sign-off. Both the managements can celebrate the...


May 18, 2009  10:00 AM

Vendor’s role in involving customer top management while requirement gathering phase



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business study, customer, customer expectations, end user, process owner, project completion, project management, project stakeholders, requirement gathering, software development, software product, Software Project, Software Project Lifecycle, Software vendor, top level requirement, top management, user level requirement

The most critical stage in software project lifecycle is business study and requirement gathering. Vendor has to be very cautious and careful in understanding all levels expectations from the product they are going to build for the customer. Skipping top level at this stage could be disastrous for...


May 4, 2009  9:40 AM

Roles of Vendor and Customer Project Managers to avoid Project Overrun



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project approach, project completion, project failure, project management, project metrics, project organization, project overrun, Project Plan, project progress, project revenue, project sign-off, project time, Software Project

Project management is a joint effort of vendor and customer teams. Project Organization members have to play their respective roles timely and religiously to get the best of the results. Both have to go hand in hand right from the start of the project till end and even beyond. The relationship does...


February 25, 2009  10:02 AM

Top 20 End Objectives of any Software Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Avoid cost increases, Avoid revenue loss, business survival, continuous learning, customer delight, customer requirements, customer satisfaction, first time right, growth, Improved service, Increase in revenue, maturity, profits, project completion, Project Lifecycle, project objectives, project overrun, project quality, project sign-off, Reduce costs, revenues, software business, software metrics, Software Project, software project management, software quality, software requirements, stakeholders, standards and methodology, team accountability, Team building, team responsibility, team role, transparency

Certainly and obviously, every business has a set of objectives. Every business strives for survival, growth, revenues, profits, satisfaction and maturity. The clearer the objective are, the easier it is to achieve them. To achieve the objectives, if the destination is clear,...


February 11, 2009  11:04 AM

Project Management – Tasks vs. Milestones



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
coder, coding, developer, Development, PM, programmer, programming, project completion, Project Development, project management, project manager, project milestone, project progress, project task, Software Project, software team, technical

A new project is always divided into small tasks and based on the resources available, the task(s) are allocated to individuals by the project manager (PM). A simple metrics is important to follow to monitor (and manger) the completion of tasks and thereby figuring out at any moment of time – the...


February 9, 2009  9:55 AM

Mr. PM, what metrics you use for measuring “Task Completion”



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
coder, coding, developer, Development, PM, programmer, programming, project completion, project management, project manager, project metrics, project progress, Project Status, project task, Software Project

It is not important what metrics you (the project manager) use, because unless and until you understand the meaning of “task” and “task completion”, you can’t get into the mode of monitoring and measuring it. The progress (or completion) project as a whole is measurable only if it is...


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