Quality Assurance and Project Management:

Project Lifecycle


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 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...


October 27, 2008  10:15 AM

Bug Control Management – a void promise! A flawed process! Or a process insanity!



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, Bug Control Management, Bug Management, developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

There are three ways of functioning for any software organizations. First ways is to develop software and deliver it into the market. The survival for these sorts of organizations is too difficult and short. Second category of organization has a well...


October 24, 2008  10:15 AM

Bug Control Management vs Bug Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, Bug Control Management, Bug Management, developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

Bug Management and Bug Control Management are two separate aspects in software development. Bug Control Management seeks a higher maturity level in terms of organization, developers, project managers and all others involved. On the other hand, Bug...


October 20, 2008  10:30 AM

10 Must-do for Vendor to have clear Software requirements in first go!



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Customer Requirements Document, Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC, software requirement

This is in continuation of my previous blog where I listed the 10 most important must-dos for customer to have clear software requirements in first go. Ten most important must-dos for vendor to have clear software requirements according to me would be: Vendor...


October 17, 2008  11:22 AM

10 Must-do for Customer to ensure clear Software requirements in first go!



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Customer Requirements Document, Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC, software requirement

Having clear software requirements is very important as it is going to be the foundation of the software to-be-built. Having clear software requirements in first go is equally important especially in case of overseas client. Few things are very well known to all:

  • 1. Face to...


  • October 15, 2008  10:34 AM

    Reasons of Unclear Software Requirements



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug Management, CRD, Customer Requirements Document, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software requirement, STLC

    Broadly there are two main loopholes in case of unclear software requirements – vendor and customer. Unclear Software Requirements could lead to disaster not only for the vendor but for customer also as I stated in my previous blog. To vendor it may cost money,...


    October 10, 2008  10:56 AM

    Why pay to vendor for understanding customer requirements?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    CRD, Customer Requirements Document, Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC

    In normal scenario when an order is finalized between a vendor and a customer, for building new software by the vendor, the payment terms are set in such a manner that some percentage of the project cost is paid soon after the completion of customer requirements study, generally on finalization and...


    October 8, 2008  10:35 AM

    Bug Management – Major Concerns being felt across the Globe



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, Bug Management, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing projects, softwaretesting, STLC, tester, testing environment

    Senior Management including CIOs, QA Heads, CEOs, Development Heads, Project Heads, Customers, Vendors and/or sub-contractors related to software Organizations across the globe has repeatedly displayed their concern over the Bugs Management Process from...


    October 6, 2008  10:18 AM

    Causes of Occurrence of a Bug in Software Testing



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    In my previous blog we tried to understand what can be termed as a Bug. Here we will (in continuation to that) try to find out the reasons of causes of generation or occurrence of a Bug. A Bug shall occur in consequence to:

  • An effort to write a perfect code in terms...


  • September 29, 2008  10:44 AM

    Role of tester while verifying the closure of bugs



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, Software testing methodologies, software testing procedure, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    When a product gets completed, it is released for testing to QC department along with the relevant documents. The QC department based on the scope of testing, availability of testers and the time at which the product is estimated to be released to customer, prepares its test plan. After studying...


    September 26, 2008  10:42 AM

    What next after Bug Report (or Defect report) is released?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    As soon as a bug of defect report is released by Quality department to Development Team, the first task of the development team is to call for a meeting inviting all those involved in the development of the product, the project head, the quality head and the testers who have performed testing....


    September 24, 2008  10:39 AM

    Is your defect (or bugs) report serving its purpose?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    Let us understand what is the purpose of bugs report or defects report? Is it serving its purpose? How much? The purpose of a bugs report or defects report is to make the intended recipients of this report to understand each and every bug reported in its perspective view. A bugs report has to be...


    September 19, 2008  10:55 AM

    What is a bugs report in software testing?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    A bugs report or defects report is a list of bugs found out by testers while testing a software product in testing phase under a testing environment. The test environment is created at development site similar to the actual environment in which the software is supposed to work or run in live...


    September 1, 2008  10:20 AM

    Ingredients of a successful Project



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software engineering

    It is not only the coding or development that accounts for a successful project. The journey starts right from the release of order from customer after which the customer requirements need to be studied accurately and extensively. This is going to be the foundation of the project. One small...


    August 29, 2008  10:30 AM

    Project Management – V



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

    This is the last in my “Project Management” series. To enjoy this blog you will have to go through Project Management I...


    August 28, 2008  10:30 AM

    Project Management – IV



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

    In my earlier blogs on Project Management – Project Management – I (http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/quality-assurance/project-management-%e2%80%93-i/),


    August 26, 2008  10:40 AM

    Project Management – III



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

    To carry on further from my earlier blogs on Project Management I (http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/quality-assurance/project-management-%e2%80%93-i/)and


    August 22, 2008  10:30 AM

    Project Management – II



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

    As discussed in my earlier blog on project management (Project Management – I, http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/quality-assurance/project-management-%e2%80%93-i/), different...


    August 20, 2008  10:21 AM

    Project Management – I



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC, software engineering

    Project Management is nothing but adoption of a set of processes to ensure the smooth running of a project development passing through various stages and its successful and timely completion. It is the crux of any project as I too believe that it is not the people who make the projects successful,...


    August 18, 2008  10:18 AM

    Project Management – A Sad Story – II



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software testing, software testing cycle

    This is in continuation to my earlier blog “Project Management – A Sad Story”...


    August 14, 2008  10:35 AM

    Twelve essential Steps of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, Software testing methodologies, software testing procedure, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing strategy, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC

    STLC (Software Testing Life Cycle) is an integral component of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Gone are the times when any software was made on the basis of its requirements and the moment it used to get completed by the development team, it got released to...


    August 11, 2008  10:25 AM

    Offshore Projects



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

    On his blog by the famous Leader on Project Management Bas de Baar, he asked a question to all his blog readers – “What is the best advice you can give to project managers supervising offshore development projects?” Various readers posted their opinion as per their...


    August 3, 2008  9:10 AM

    Project Management – A Sad Story



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, Software testers

    Cast: Roberts: Project Manager Laura: Project Manager Julia: Project Leader Sandy: Quality Head Toby, Andy, and Victor: Software Testers Linda, Lisa, Paula, Edger and Alex: Module Leaders Storyline: Project Manager, Roberts has newly been shifted to manage various projects (running or in...


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