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February 16, 2014  10:25 PM

EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference 2014: Diversity, Innovation, Leadership



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality, software testing

If you are around Dublin, and belong to software testing community, mark your calendars to attend EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference 2014 during 24th to 27th November 2014 at The...

February 16, 2014  6:07 PM

Focus More On Mobile Apps: Development and Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality, software development, software testing, tester

2014 would be a year to focus more on development and deployment of mobile applications in corporate world all across the globe. Corporate are seeking an absolute confidence in using their enterprise software apps on mobile, at least to cover the core business part. Confidence is definitely...


January 18, 2014  2:06 AM

How Do You Define Quality



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality

Following was the question I was asked today by a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Technology & eLearning today.

When it comes to leading a huge QA team such as your position, how do you define 'quality'? Why 'quality' matters to you? (QA professionals are asked by the...


November 7, 2013  10:21 PM

How Cloud, Mobile And Social Technologies Adoption Impacts Business



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Every technology adoption in a business is seen to be on the positive side of its ROI. ROI includes tangible and non-tangible gains, both. There are various factors kept in mind by any business planning to adopt any, two of them, or all the three technologies to enhance their business. Few core...


November 7, 2013  10:10 PM

Three Technologies That Revolutionized Businesses In Current Decade



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Technology advancement is a continuous process. The three major technologies that have revolutionized the current decade are Social, Mobile and Cloud technologies which have...


September 25, 2013  9:19 PM

Book Review: Improving Your Project Management Skills by Larry Richman: Enriching Project Management Skills



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Improving Your Project Management Skills by Larry Richman is a really enriching book for all aspirant and established project managers hungry for getting mastered in enhancement of their skill for...


August 17, 2013  1:25 PM

Ten Tips: When You Become Project Manager For The First Time



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, project manager

1. Study carefully all relevant documents handed over to you while assigning you your new role. 2. Don't feel hurt when you are being told about so many problems regarding customers, teams, tasks, project etc., the moment you walk in the office. It is fine as long as you are aware about these...


August 13, 2013  9:11 PM

Different Scenarios Encountered To Handle A New Development Task



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software, software development, Software Project

Whenever a new task of development comes to a development team, it encounters various scenarios that we are going to highlight below. The new requirement might be in shape of an add-on to an existing functionality, an altogether new requirement or a revamp of existing functionality. What various...


July 30, 2013  11:34 PM

Book Review: No Yelling: The 9 Secrets of Marine Corps Leadership You Must Know to Win in Business



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

No Yelling: The 9 Secrets of Marine Corps Leadership You Must Know to Win in Business written by Wally Adamchik has been a well acclaimed book all across the globe in terms of having some...


July 30, 2013  10:58 PM

Uganda Improvises On Project Management With Help Of NITA-U



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, Software Project

For all projects in software conducted for Government of Uganda, the National Information Technology Authority of Uganda shortly indicated as NITA-U has prepared a comprehensive guidebook titled as National Project Management Methodology Guide which acts as a controlling and managing media. Any...


July 30, 2013  10:34 PM

Software Test Industry Is About To Boom



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

No wonder if you get to know that the global demand of expert software testing professionals is increasing exponentially. There are, in general, two misconceptions about this profession - one, a technology/ engineering guy if does not succeed in software development business take testing as a...


July 28, 2013  11:19 PM

Role Of A Quality Assurance Engineer



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Quality software engineer may appear to be performing different roles. There are several instances where people might not be aware of QA or even if they are aware of this word they might now be aware about the functions of Quality Assurance. On the other hand you will find people who are well aware...


July 21, 2013  3:28 PM

5 Steps To Improve Quality Of Customer Requirement



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, Software Project

There are certain shortfalls at both ends during any phase of a project that keep eyebrows raised, questions sparked and delays caused. Usually the mindset at the beginning of any software project at customer end is - since we are the paying agents we will be having an upper hand throughout. So...


July 21, 2013  1:26 PM

Foundation Of Any Product Is Customer Need



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, Software Project

Customer is the main source of inspiration and motivation for the development of any product planned to be developed or launched. It is the customer requirements that are kept on top of mind while developing a software. Customer is the end user and various connected links to the end users who are...


July 7, 2013  10:11 PM

Ten Factors Impacting Quality Of Software



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project management. Software quality, project manager, software, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

You ask any software company about their first wish and it will be a consistent desire to produce quality software. Ideally it would be fantastic if the product goes beyond the expectations of customer in terms of quality but usually it never happens. EVery time a product is handed over to...


June 30, 2013  5:28 PM

Evolution Of An All Woman Software Company In 1962: A Unique Project With Excellent Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality

It was way back in 1962 that a young lady with an entrepreneurial foresight decided to launch an all woman software company. Her name was Dame Stephanie Shirley and she admitted...


June 28, 2013  10:35 PM

Educators Feel An Immediate Need Of Innovative Projects



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Education is an area where same style of teaching, same content of study material and same methodology...


June 23, 2013  8:37 PM

How Private Is Your Digital Life: Data Security



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Digital data is like something valuable that is released from your end but you, yourself are not too sure and confident about how secure this data will stay on internet. This is what is true about all your emails, posts on social networks, tweets, blogs, articles etc. It is like an important piece...


June 23, 2013  5:13 PM

Even For Global Projects You Need To Go Local



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project

Any roadmap to software development begins with a plan for its deployment post development. Whether it is a self sponsored project or based on a new requirement that has come from an external customer - before initiation, its destination is finalized. There could be another category of software...


June 23, 2013  2:56 PM

Project Management Can Help Any Business



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality

Irrespective of the kind of business you are running, in today's era or technology and information, it is undoubtedly confirmed that project management tools, processes and methodologies can help in growth of any business provided fitted with right set of tools, processes and methodologies. Once...


June 17, 2013  9:51 PM

Google Loon: The Most Massive Business Project By Google



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Google Loon is Google's one of the most precious projects so far as far as its width and breadth is concerned. Project Loon is about an assemblage of balloons that will float in the atmosphere above 50 km of the earth's surface. These balloons will appear like mini satellites floating at a low...


June 16, 2013  9:49 PM

Quality Speaks: African Union Plans To Optimize African Higher Education Efficiency



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Understanding the need to address quality issues the African Union has ultimately taken a call to form a separate, independent and empowered agency to assess and optimize the performance of educational institutes...


June 16, 2013  9:00 PM

A Single Bug Can Cause A Huge Disaster: NASA Hired Testing Services From Coverity



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project, software testing, testing

It is all about quality but not on the planet Earth. It is about Curiosity Rover from NASA that is currently on the planet Mars that is around 50 million miles away from Earth. The purpose of sending Mars...


May 12, 2013  2:29 PM

Book Review: The Plateau Effect: When Outer Success Blindfolds Inner Strength



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

The Plateau Effect: Getting From Stuck To Success written by Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson is a great insight on the reality of life that for each person there is a limit to success. This...


May 5, 2013  7:17 PM

Fishbowl Sofware Development Becomes Tech Startup Of The Week



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Online portal Siliconrepublic.com declared Fishbowl Software Development as the Tech Startup of the week. Fishbowl Software Development, recently started by Dave GRaham, who is its co-founder and managing director, is based in Dublin and is engaged in mobile applications for smartphone. They have...


May 5, 2013  5:59 PM

Software Testing Industry In Vietnam Showing Tremendous Growth



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

So many companies and countries come into news at some moment of time promising some commitment and then vanish afterwards with people trying to find out the company sometimes, and what happened to their commitment, at other times. But this is not in the case of Vietnam Software Testing Industry...


April 28, 2013  2:52 PM

Dual Responsibility Of A Tester



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Testers have a dual responsibility while testing a product handed over to them. On one hand they are part of the organization that is responsible to launch this product. Development team, after finishing their coding part, hands over the product to testing team who in turn have to ensure that...


April 28, 2013  2:32 PM

Why More Bugs Satisfy A Tester More



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Nobody would like to have a bug prone app as far as end user is concerned. When an end user is paying for an app in the market, it means he expects to get what is committed to be delivered in a most satisfying manner with highest level of accuracy. Especially when the app is related to core...


March 24, 2013  10:59 PM

Seven Amazing Types Of Project Managers Based On Animal Kingdom Of Jungle



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, project manager

Project Managers could be of various types. No two project managers can be alike in terms of managing their project, people and events. There could be some similarities in some aspects between two project managers but their way of tackling a particular situation, handling management, managing...


March 17, 2013  10:03 PM

Check If Your Ongoing Project Team Is Living As Prisoners Of Fear



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality

There is a very interesting story that I read online recently. When an abandoned fort that was used as a prison was being stripped by a group of contracted laborers, they discovered a very amazing fact. When this team was dismantling this jail if was found that huge sized powerful locks and strong/...


February 23, 2013  10:06 PM

Things You Should Know Before Jumping Into Agile



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, project manager, Software Project

How many companies would have adopted Agile and then felt helpless in carrying on with it? There would be. Plenty of them. Such organizations get influenced with any new technology, methodology, process or concept in such a manner that they forget to do their homework before deciding on jumping...


February 16, 2013  1:46 AM

Basic Tips On Adopting Process Methodology Or Tool For Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, Software Project

There is not limit in making effort for making a project success (or failure). Using a latest technology or tool for managing a project does not guarantee you that you are going to succeed in your project. There are a lot more things that matter. Adopting agile, for that matter and actually...


January 31, 2013  8:45 PM

8 Steps To Avoid Becoming A Devil Developer



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Without preparing any background let us admit that a developer is prone to create bugs in the code he or she creates irrespective of volume/ length/ size or type of code. Though this reduces with the increase in experience but that is not a straight line formula in all cases. The mindset of a...


December 16, 2012  2:04 PM

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Project Benefits Seven Cities Of US



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge is about selecting the most deserving cities across the globe for the purpose of improvements, changeover, and enhancement to benefit the various communities residing in those cities.


December 15, 2012  9:32 PM

Nora Loreto On What Is Quality Assurance For Ontario Universities



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Nora Loreto If you are around Quebec City, it is impossible that you are not aware about the local activist, musician, writer and a young social worker Nora Loreto. She...


December 15, 2012  6:51 PM

Large Projects Fail Too As In Case Of St Johns River



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Project failure does not differentiate between size of the project. Failure may happen to large project with equal number of chances as there in smaller project. The factors pertaining to success of...


December 15, 2012  6:21 PM

Think If You Really Need To Buy A Project Management Tool



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Think if you as a Project Manager really need to buy a project management tool. I do not mean to say that a tool is not important to manage projects. It is. A good tool is always helpful in optimizing your efficiency, productivity and accuracy. Tools with higher level of automation produce higher...


November 25, 2012  7:10 PM

Six Failing Factors In Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project

This is a lovely comic strip from BrightWork and says a lot about the misleading components of a project. The whole game of project management depends solely on its drivers. If it is being driven wholeheartedly engaging all its stakeholders, nothing can take it away from success. But the misleading...


November 25, 2012  6:40 PM

Project Failure Happens At US Airport



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project, software testing

Nobody would think that the things that happen in developing, under-developed and not developed countries can happen in developed countries like the United States too. Passenger screening machines being supplied at U.S. airports has become a highly controversial matter now. The fact coming out is...


November 25, 2012  2:38 PM

Quality Project In Real Life Gets Awarded In San Francisco



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, Software Project, testing

Recently there was a new in papers circulated around San Francisco. This was regarding an exemplary achievement attained by the District Inspector of Air Quality Management Department of Bay Area which has been recognized and acclaimed by the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association...


November 24, 2012  12:29 PM

Project Quality: Thanksgiving Means No Thanksliving for Turkey



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project management. Software quality, project manager, software development, Software Project

This is Constance MArie on WhoSay. This is a small Thanksgiving video, and its tagline says "Happy Thanksliving!!! The turkey gets to live." [brightcove] Well, if we correlate this occasion with Project lifecycle, let us see what are various Thanksgiving instances that arise during various...


November 22, 2012  7:23 PM

Can You Build This Power Of Magic In Your Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Watch this amazing Video first that made thousands of attendees of TED 2011 stand in admiration and clap so loudly for next 5 minutes. To understand the power of MAGIC and its holistic approach, will become quite clear after watching this...


November 18, 2012  10:19 PM

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grants 2012 Benefits Healthcare Of Pune Citizens



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project

Pune local city administrative body - Pune Municipal Corporation - PMC - has finally shortlisted global software company - IBM India for working together on a new and comprehensive project. This project will be aimed at building a comprehensive healthcare solution for the residents of Pune. The...


October 29, 2012  9:58 PM

Excellent Customer Experience Brings In Multiple Gains From Multiple Roads



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Customer is supreme - is a well known saying. Every business knows how much truth this small sentence comprising of just 3 words is. The power that it carries is so huge that it can groom a small local unknown business to an international fame, and vice versa. We all have seen many big names...


October 28, 2012  11:09 PM

Richmonder Chris Cooper Grabs Grand Prize At HAC4EDU For Innovative Programming



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Chris CooperThis was the first time Chris Cooper from...

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October 28, 2012  9:59 PM

Indian Company Bags One Of The Top Award In International Convention On Quality Circles 2012



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

ICQCC2012This is related to Quality which all human beings always strive for. This is not related directly to software. But Quality in any area is inspirational and motivating for achieving higher and...


October 14, 2012  5:48 PM

iPhone5 Supplies Hampered Due To Quality Problems



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

iPhone 5 has been in news right since its launch was announced. Lot of news, articles, reviews and comments were there all across the world - some talking about its excellent features, some about the removal of Google Maps from iPhone 5 and insertion of Apple's own map application pre-installed in...


October 2, 2012  12:06 PM

Book Review: C++11 Primer: A Must For All C Programmers And Aspirants



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

This is a review of C++ Primer, Fifth Edition, by Stanley B. Lippman, Josee Lajoie and Barbara E. Moo, available from Addison-Wesley...

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September 30, 2012  8:49 PM

Either Crib About The Gap Or Put Efforts In Filling The Gap



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

Any Project has high or low level of encountering gaps during its entire lifecycle. High or low will depend on how strong shield is built around the project to anticipate those gaps in advance and ensure getting them filled as soon as they occur during any phase of the project. There can be...


September 9, 2012  8:23 PM

Celebrating Indian 100th Space Mission And Getting Project Learning



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality

India has achieved its 100th Space mission and it makes India as a strong contender one among the top technically strong nations across the globe. India in fact is a unique example of absorbing so many cultures, so many castes, communities and so many contrasts complementing and supplementing; and...


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