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Project management


June 29, 2015  12:00 PM

Project Excellence Lessons From TERI and ICCG

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Manager

TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) is a not-for-profit institute in India engaged in research on energy, sustainable...

June 28, 2015  2:16 AM

Project Manager’s Dilemma – Timelines Or Budget

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Funding, Project management, Project Manager, Resource Allocation

Project Management is a tricky job. The job of a project manager is like a car mechanic who adjusts the average by adjusting clutch, fuel discharge and brakes. All three have a different connection if we see in project management perspective. The clutch adjustment will lead to a better speed...


June 28, 2015  1:51 AM

Develop Sensors For Project Quality Monitoring

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project governance, Project management, Project Manager

Project management must have inbuilt sensors for detection of flaws (or shortfalls) in the system to monitor project progress quality. These sensors have to carry a fast response time and should be active in all kind of environments of the project management ecosystem. The sensors developed should...


June 28, 2015  1:26 AM

Don’t Shoot The Project Manager

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Delivery failure, Project management, Project Manager

A project failure does not mean necessarily the failure of a project manager. It is the project management...

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June 28, 2015  1:10 AM

When A Team Member Fails To Honour Timeline

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Monitoring, Project management, Project Manager

Project Scope, project timelines and monitoring are the prime tasks of a project manager. If a team member fails to honor his or her individual tasks timelines, it is not the failure of that individual team member. It clearly indicates a lack on a monitoring process. The monitoring process has to...


June 28, 2015  12:45 AM

Multiple Conversions That Happen During Project Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Change management, Project management, Project Manager

As a project manager it is important for you to perform lot of conversions. First conversion that you do in your project management journey is customer requirement to project requirement. Similarly there are many conversions that happen during your project journey that we can list down as:

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June 28, 2015  12:16 AM

@IrumZahraWriter Views On Tackling Her Projects

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Manager

One of the question I asked, in an interview with Irum Zahra, an author from Pakistan, is based on managing her writing projects. I asked about her strategy formulations on...


June 27, 2015  11:49 PM

Learning On Project Management From Waheed Rabbani @WaheedR2009

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Manager

In an interview with Author Waheed Rabbani, one of my questions was based on considering writing a book as a project. If Waheed takes writing a book as a project, the key...


June 27, 2015  11:03 PM

Four Learning Points For Project Managers @thedailyluxe

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Manager

A while ago (last month) I interviewed Rachel Holliday who is a British-born fashion blogger and stylist based in tropical Australia. This interview is published on my other

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June 15, 2015  10:06 PM

MEED Recognizes Qatar Foundation Building @MEEDDubai @QF

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management

Let us understand few terminologies before getting into the related information. MEED is over fifty-five years old organization engaged in organizing over thirty conferences and summits meant mainly for C-level executives. These...


May 31, 2015  11:50 PM

Internet by 2020 and Project Management

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Internet, Project management

By 2020, it is estimated that the volume of data transacted on the internet will increase by three times. It will be over two billion trillion bytes of data. More interesting revelation is the result of a research that says most of this data will be video. Definitely the text content that means is...


May 31, 2015  10:09 PM

Professional Project Management Constant Evolution

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management

This is a lovely video on Professional Project Management - A Constant Evolution produced by Engineers Ireland. There are engrossing...


May 28, 2015  10:46 PM

How To Deliver On Time And On Budget

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Information silo, project, Project management

Delivery on time is most crucial in project management. As a project manager if you have that art of maintaining this consistency over a period of time then you can call yourself a superb project manager. But then you have to ensure that this delivery on time has happened without any changes in the...


April 30, 2015  11:48 PM

A Great Learning For Project Managers From 222m Loss In Multan Airport Project

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management

This is a great learning for project managers. This is in regard to Multan Airport upgrade project where the Pakistan country has incurred a huge loss of Rs. 222...


April 30, 2015  11:20 PM

@TeamGantt Presents Project Management On Cloud

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
cloud, Project management

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April 27, 2015  10:16 PM

Every Child Is A Best Example Of A Project Manager Until We Lose Track

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Manager, Time Management

The other day I read quite an interesting article written by Jamie MacDonald raising a very basic questions about having project manager's qualities in each one of us. I accept that right...


March 8, 2015  12:07 AM

Five Learnings For Project Manager From Why Do Smart People Make Such Stupid Mistakes by Chris Merrington

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
book review, Contract negotiations, Project management, Project Manager

Why Do Smart People Make Such Stupid Mistakes: A Practical Negotiation Guide To More Profitable Client Relationship by Chris Merrington is quite relevant to project managers...


March 7, 2015  3:46 PM

Book Review: Project Scope Management by Jamal Moustafaev: A Practical Approach

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
book review, Product management, Project management, Project scope, Stakeholders

Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects by Jamal Moustafaev is a lovely...


March 7, 2015  1:15 PM

Project Management Training From PMI For Veterans

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management

This is the replication of already running successful training mission for Airmen and Soldiers in North Carolina, where more than 250 have already been trained successfully. The program was initiated under the leadership of project management instructors Bill Flanagan and John Keane from Black...


March 7, 2015  12:26 PM

Projects Failed, Projects Still Fail, Project Will Keep Failing?

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project portfolio management

An analysis report published six years back stated around seventy percent of projects fail in one aspect or the other in meeting their:

  • -timelines,
  • -budgets,
  • -meeting customer expectations or
  • -scope completion.
  • A project success can be...


    February 28, 2015  11:53 PM

    Compromise Is An Art For A Project Manager

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project governance, Project management, Project Manager

    To break the deadlocks arising in a project, a product manager needs to learn and master an art of breaking those deadlocks. One of the manners to do that is a compromise. A compromise in a deadlock situation can break the deadlock and things can start moving further. When it is a clash of...


    February 28, 2015  11:26 PM

    For A Project Manager Every Day Can Bring A New Learning #LandRoverExperience

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager

    As a Project Manager, I had a different kind of learning that was great in all aspects. So here it goes:

  • Never fear in landing into unexplored terrains in life as a project manager
  • Always gain experience in those unexplored terrains before landing your team and customers into...


  • February 28, 2015  7:18 PM

    Hold The Nerve Of A Project AT Start To Decide For Agile Or Waterfall

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Agile Project Plan, Project management, Waterfall development

    Whether it is Agile or the legacy Waterfall, the life must go on for all projects in a successful manner. There have been success and failure cases in both scenarios' real life projects. Even if Agile loyalists keep claiming that Agile is stronger than Waterfall and assurance rate of success in...


    February 28, 2015  2:35 AM

    Project Manager: Never Take A Sign Off From Customer Without This Commitment

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Customer engagement, Handover process, Project management, Project Manager

    When you are covering the final phase of your project the top management of the other side will have only one question in mind - what after handover and sign off. Usually, that is the reason why they become over cautious and start probing much about the product in question. There might be some...


    February 28, 2015  2:01 AM

    Role Of A Project Manager During Release Phase

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Communication, customer, Project management, Project Manager, Release management

    Release phase of a project is one of the most customer intensive phases where for each release you have to take a final sign off from customer. The release might be of final documents submitted to the customer, training imparted to key users regarding product usage or the product handover. There...


    February 28, 2015  1:37 AM

    Role Of A Project Manager During Testing Phase

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile testing, Project management, Project Manager

    The role of a project manager varies in various phases of a project. He has to act as a single star in the movie playing various roles as per the demand of the story. All the lead characters of the story are to be played by a project manager himself. In the testing phase, the project manager is...


    February 28, 2015  1:04 AM

    Role Of A Project Manager In Development Phase

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile development, Application development, Project management

    As discussed in my previous post, a project manager is supposed to carry various hats and has to be smart enough to understand which hat to wear in the respective phase of a project. When a project is in the development phase, a project manager has to act more than a development manager for various...


    February 28, 2015  12:34 AM

    Project Manager, Project, Pressure, Energy And Heat

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager, Project teams

    A project manager has to have multiple faces during the lifecycle of a project. There is no harm in carrying various hats or masks to wear on various occasions, during various phases of a project. In reality, there is a lot of heat transfer during a project. There are moments when a huge pressure...


    February 15, 2015  12:05 AM

    Changing Roles of a Product Owner While Moving From Waterfall To Scrum

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile development, Product management, Project management, Scrum, Waterfall development

    The role and responsibilities of team members change while moving from legacy waterfall methodology to Agile. In Agile the whole perspective and outlook of each and every team member changes. There is a higher level energy engagement requirement from each member thereby calling for high energy and...


    February 8, 2015  10:53 PM

    There Is No Maybe In Agile

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Agile adoption, Agile development, hybrid, Project management, Waterfall development

    If it is a once sentence difference that clearly distinguishes between Agile and Waterfall it goes as the title of this post. There is in reality no "Maybe" in Agile. For customer requirement at the start of a fresh iteration the exercise is done to mark either "Yes" or "No" against it. The tasks...


    February 8, 2015  9:44 PM

    Agile Is Less Costlier And Much Faster Than Waterfall But Only If…

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Project management, Waterfall development

    If someone says Agile is faster than waterfall, it is right. If someone says Agile is less costlier than waterfall, then also it is right. But it is right only in context when the complete lifecycle cost is compared. Overall iteration costs might be higher in case of Agile but since there is less...


    February 8, 2015  9:16 PM

    Agile Or Waterfall In Project Management?

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Project management

    Agile concept evolved around two decades ago and is in practice for over a decade now. Within last decade or so the practice has evolved to an optimized level and has proven its usefulness and beneficial results. Project Management took a new turn with involvement of Agile in it. To a substantial...


    January 31, 2015  11:24 PM

    Right Requirements Capturing Leads To Right Project Closure

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management

    Customer requirement capturing phase generally is the period when exact requirements of the customer emerge. It starts with the "What-is" situation going forward to customer's "to-be" stage. The latter in any case has to be a better and advanced condition from the former. Current situation might be...


    January 31, 2015  10:31 PM

    Crisis Management: Learning From #DriveWithSOUL

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager

    While driving towards Jim Corbett from Delhi with a Tata Safari Convoy of 22 Safaris and 4 additional official vehicles, organized by

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    January 31, 2015  9:53 PM

    #DriveWithSOUL : Five Great Learning For Project Managers

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager, safari, Tata

    [caption id="attachment_1764" align="alignnone" width="640"]#DriveWithSOUL

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    January 12, 2015  11:22 PM

    Most Frequent Reasons For A Project Failure

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager

    What happens when a project fails. It is the turn of project manager to give valid reasons to safeguard himself. Management on the other hand have their own reasons to fire project manager especially if it is a high stake project. A direct question that goes to project manager is why he did not...


    January 12, 2015  10:36 PM

    Do You Claim To Seal Your Project With Hundred Percent Success

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager

    Hardly 13% of projects see the light of day within prescribed timelines, budget and customer satisfaction. If any of the three is less than 100% in the project conclusion summary finalized at the end of a project, don't treat it as a successful project closure. Actually a project manager has to be...


    January 11, 2015  10:28 PM

    Quire: A Simple, Effective and Collaborative Task Management Tool

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Task Management

    This is a task management tool that allows to work collaboratively among different team members despite their geographic differences. The beauty of this product is that it builds tasks in a tree-type model and hence helps you in planning and organizing tasks in a better way. The product is called...


    January 11, 2015  8:47 PM

    PMI addresses Business Analysis With New Certification

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    business analysis, PMIS, Project management

    Business Analysis Certification has been launched recently (in November 2014) by PMI (Project Management Institute). A Business Analysis Practice Guide has also been launched in wake of the above mentioned certification. The two excellent online community efforts are in place for last twenty years...


    January 10, 2015  11:26 PM

    Ten Gems For Project Managers From 10 Stacks To Success by Jerome Jay Isip

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager

    Recently read this book 10 Stacks To Success: How To Achieve Success One Goal At A Time by Jerome "Jay" Isip and found it quite useful for project managers. There are ten great lessons for a project manager that will definitely be a boon for them to get synergies in...


    January 4, 2015  10:29 PM

    Rivier University: Launching Bachelors And Masters in Project Management In Jan2015

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    PMIS, PMP, Project management, Supply Chain Management

    To cater to needs arising out locally and globally, Rivier University (that was earlier known as Rivier College, founded in 1933), has planned to launch three new graduate degree programs. Rivier University is located in Nashua, New Hampshire in the United States. The degrees to be launched are...


    December 31, 2014  10:41 PM

    Meet Shell Supported Project Management Community in Qatar

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Center of Excellence, community, Project management

    Under the banner of Shell Social Investment there is something excellent happening in Qatar where it is supporting multi-dimensional development of project management enthusiasts. All this is done through Tafawoq Project Management of Excellence. This is formed in collaboration with Qatar Petroleum...


    December 31, 2014  9:39 PM

    Shell: Project Management Company Of The Year: APM Awards 2014

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    APM, Project management, Shell

    Shell must be proud to add one more feather in their cap when it was announced recently as the "Project Management Company of the Year" award for the year 2014 by Association for Project Management (APM). The award ceremony was held in London. The recognition goes for Shell delivering all their...


    December 9, 2014  10:13 PM

    Characteristics of Project Assurance Framework

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    and resourcing., framework, Project management, Project planning, Project scope, Stakeholders

    A project Assurance Framework must be able to cater to a minimal requirement to qualify. The minimal requirement or characteristic to adhere to for a Project Assurance Framework is as below: Planning: It must be able to help in guiding for a near to perfect planning. Which means...


    December 9, 2014  10:10 PM

    How Do You Assure Your Project

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project teams

    Do you have a project assurance framework in place? Are you aware what all is it about? And what purpose does it serve? Well! Project Assurance Framework is something to assure maximum smoothness of the road on which your project is travelling. It is a structured document that guides you to...


    October 26, 2014  9:23 PM

    5 Learning For Project Managers From God Is A Gamer by Ravi Subramanian

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager, Project teams

    Recently I read and reviewed God Is A Gamer by Ravi Subramanian....


    October 22, 2014  10:41 PM

    Three Things to Align – Customer Requirements, Project Milestones And WBS

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Business alignment, Project management

    We all are well versed with the philosophy of any project. There are customer requirements that create a need to build up some system to cater to those requirements in a structured and foolproof manner. These requirements might arise out of internal business needs or external customer seeking a...


    October 22, 2014  10:35 PM

    Two Questions to a Project Manager

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Manager

    Since you are managing one or more projects, multiple teams working on multiple or a single project and multiple stakeholders, you might be feeling yourself most of the time sandwiched between various conflicts, critical situations and issues seeking quick attention and immediate resolutions....


    October 7, 2014  8:45 PM

    Managing Your Multiple Projects And The Corresponding Multiple Teams

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management

    Each leader has its own working and management style. The two extreme kind of leaders in the world are - one, leading from front and second, forcing from back. Both are successful and both are unique. Both have their own style, success & failure rates, and winning sprees. When you are working...


    September 30, 2014  9:48 AM

    Agile Teams And Agile Stakeholders Build Agile Project

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Agile, Project management

    Agile Projects require frequent meeting with all critical key stakeholders. The rule of the game is as follows. These meetings have to be of short duration, as crisp as possible and talk only about the scope of work defined for the period after last meeting and before this meeting. There might be a...


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