Quality Assurance and Project Management:

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June 30, 2012  11:20 PM

3 Unavoidable Factors Responsible For Change In Requirements



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project constraint, Project Development, Project Lifecycle, Project Management Methodology, project requirement, project stakeholder, Software Project, software quality

Change in requirements does happen frequently or infrequently depending on the acceptability level of development team. It also depends on how tightly activities are planned and milestones are being monitored. At times there are certain changes that come right in the middle of a project but shake...

April 21, 2010  7:18 AM

Software Development Project and Rework



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, Project Development, project implementation, project management, project requirement, project rework, project team, requirement analysis, requirement study, software development, software implementation, Software Project, software requirement, software rework

As per study software development team on an average spends almost 40% of their time on rework. The rework requirements may arise by way of – development team revisiting their code and finding out some lacunae; Quality control test/ bug report; or requirements fine tuning at customer end during...


February 14, 2010  8:18 AM

Product Ownership – A Weirdly Sensible Philosophy



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Product ownership, Project Development, project management, project manager, project team, software product

It is not difficult to answer who is the product owner. Obviously the answer is – “customer” who is paying for the product. Ownership always consists of two aspects, in all circumstances, everywhere in the world. The two aspects are “joys” and the “pains”. I...


November 23, 2009  10:00 AM

Project Management and the Risk Factor



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Development, project implementation, Project Lifecycle, project management, project methodology, risk, Risk Management, software development, software management, software requirement, tester, testing

Any software development and implementation project comprises of risks. The visible risks are easy to handle or manage. Invisible risks are more vulnerable. Invisible risks are like volcanoes that can erupt without any warning and can...


October 9, 2009  1:17 PM

What sort of driver are you?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
customer requirement, product quality, Project Development, project implementation, project management, project manager, project stage, quality, software delivery, Software Project, software quality

I have seen different type of drivers on road: some drive very fast violating all rules and regulations to reach the destination. Can this attitude work in software development and delivery? I don’t think so, if the project manager is more worried about reaching the implementation stage without...


August 21, 2009  10:00 AM

An IT guy posted a question on LI… regarding software project development and testing…



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

On LinkedIn an IT projects guy posted a question about plus and minus of outsourcing software testing for his software project. After getting 12 replies from various experts he posted his intention behind this question. The intention was to outsource development and testing to two different vendors...


July 8, 2009  10:00 AM

The life of a Project Manager in a Software Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Development, project implementation, project management, project manager, project monitoring, Project Plan, Project Planning, project team, software development planning, software product, Software Project

At the birth (inception) of a new software project the project manager is puzzled and confused just trying to gather and understand customer requirements. He starts like a wanderer in the dark islands of customer for collecting various requirements and understanding their business norms. The moment...


May 11, 2009  10:12 AM

Two aspects in Change Management in Software Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business critical change, business requirements, Business Rules, business study, change management, customer management, customer requirements, project cycle, Project Development, project implementation, project management, project manager, project team, software development, software implementation, Software Project, software requirements

Change management is a subset of project management. In any software project change is to be managed during the whole cycle of development and implementation. Requirements once specified by customer at the business requirements study phase does not mean that there will be no change in requirements...


February 27, 2009  9:54 AM

Software Quality vs Project Quality



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirements, customer requirements, fixing of bugs, functional requirements, post implementation phase of project, project close-out, Project Delivery, Project Development, project execution, project implementation, project initiation, project management, project quality, quality measures, quality metrics, quality standards, software delivery, software design, software metrics, software product, Software Project, software quality, software strategy, test case, Test Plan, test results, test scenarios, test strategy

The definition of QUALITY varies in different contexts. On one hand we talk of software quality that means adopting standards and measures to ensure the building of software product that meets all customer requirements (design, interface, business requirements, functional...


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 4, 2009  9:54 AM

Dear Project Manager – Do you know (during a Project) how important the “Project Status” is?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
PM, Project Development, project manager, Project Plan, Project Status, software development, Software Project

The most wrong statement from a Project Manager to the management during a project can be – “Everything is as per plan”. This is never, never possible during a project where a software development is required. If this is the statement from the Project Manager, there could be two realities...


January 12, 2009  10:04 AM

Top 5 Quality killers in a software product



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business management, business requirements, customer requirements, defect free software, Development, documentation, Project Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software development, software quality, software quality assurance, software requirement, software testing

In software development project what matters most is the timely accurate delivery that gives the benefit of defect free product, customer satisfaction, profits, market edge, growth, motivation across the organization etc. All this is not easy to achieve having so many enemies in and outside the...


January 7, 2009  9:59 AM

Reference Model in Software Development – a boon for Project Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Development Manager, Project Development, Project Head, project management, Refrence Model, software development, SoftwareProjectManager

A reference model is a non-arbitrary model of software that is to be referred to when a new software requirement comes from a customer. The reference model will suit and fit most of the requirements given by the customer. The model is the most ideal scenario befitting the technical and functional...


January 2, 2009  9:45 AM

Timesheet – its purpose, use and importance



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Development Manager, measuring effectiveness, Project Development, project management, project manager, software, software development, tasksheet, team management, tester, timesheet

In an organization engaged in software development business, timesheet is filled by all developers and testers working on any project. Timesheet a sheet of pre-formatted fields in which daily tasks performed by each person are filled in their individual sheet. The intent of timesheet varies from...


December 30, 2008  9:46 AM

The charter of a Project (or Development Manager) at the start of a new Development



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Development Manager, Project Development, Project Head, project implementation, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development, SoftwareProjectManager

The charter of a project manager or development manager at the start of a new project which requires extensive fresh development comprises of many pitfalls or showstoppers. To win over them, the project manager or development manager requires a well defined charter to adhere to. The key points...


December 26, 2008  9:44 AM

Large Project – a scare for Development (or Project) Manager – if not managed properly!



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
ChangeManagement, Development Manager, Project Development, Project Head, project implementation, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, ProjectLifeCycle, SDLC, SoftwareProjectManager

A large software development project can become scary for the development manager who is handling the project provided (s)he is lacking the experience and ability to manage people, machines, requirements and time in appropriate manner. A balanced control is the call of the time at this juncture, to...


December 24, 2008  10:04 AM

Software Quality – Overlooked or Underestimated – both are dangerous!



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
ChangeManagement, Development Manager, Project Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, QA, QC, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, SQA

The goal of any software organization is to develop software applications in-house, or co-develop with an external agency, that meet and exceed internationally accepted quality standards. Every one knows it, that the key role in this is of QA department. With this intention, a dedicated QA...


December 17, 2008  10:08 AM

When your development team is at job – don’t interrupt



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
development approach, Project Development, Project Head, project management, project manager, software, software development, SoftwareProjectManager

When a new project lands into the hands of a project manager for development, he converts the whole project into smaller units and allocates it to different developers. Developers are divided into the groups based on the work allocated. These teams prepare their plan to develop and start working...


December 15, 2008  9:55 AM

Mr Tester, please feel PRIDE in doing what you are doing at job



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Development, software, software development, Software testers, softwaretesting, tester

Hey my dear Tester, what you are doing is a tremendous effort in streamlining the business of your organization. It is you who understands the business requirements of your customer, learning their business rules, understanding the product built by your development team to cater to those needs,...


December 10, 2008  10:43 AM

Being a Project Head – do you interact, interject or both?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Development, Project Head, project implementation, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, ProjectLifeCycle

A project head has to interact most of the time with inter and intra team members, management, customer key users, customer management and so on. Intra team members include his project leaders, project members, functional consultants, and technical leads. On intra teams front he has to continuously...


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