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November 15, 2013  9:11 PM

Some Learning For Business And Project Managers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

It is very essential for Business and Project Managers to anticipate the pulsation and hence determine how newer technologies are emerging and marking their impact on businesses across the globe. Newer solutions could help them in tackling legacy driven systems’ issues and streamlining the...

November 15, 2013  9:08 PM

Five Security Measures Required In Adopting Cloud Technology



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Cloud Technology, project management, project manager

1. Study the Industry: If it is decided that the organization for adaption of cloud technology, it becomes important to learn most commonly practiced data security controls in local and global environment. 2. Understanding of best practices in a newer technology is as important as knowing about...


October 30, 2013  2:02 PM

Business Needs More Serious Quality Professionals Than Developers



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

There is a huge shift in mindset regarding scope of quality in software industry. Given the fact that dependency of business is increasing on applications, the adverse impact of any flaw bypassed during quality might impact business heavily. A small transaction leading to a wrong calculation due to...


October 30, 2013  2:00 PM

Three Focus Areas To Deliver A Healthy And Delighting Product



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

Software industry depends highly on quality of product. Bug encountered during and post production but before launch always cost in terms of time and money. Fixing a bug might take a small chunk of time but retesting again is a time consuming job which is required to ensure the impact of bug fixed...


October 30, 2013  1:33 PM

Quality Is Nothing But QA, QC and Compliance



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

Typically the vast scope of quality can be divided into three major streams - Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA) and Compliance. All three streams are critical for any organization engaged in software development activities – be it as a vendor or for internal use. In any case – an...


October 27, 2013  11:06 PM

Wireframe Helps In Meeting Software Application Development Timelines



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

A wireframe is nothing but a blueprint for any sized software project in today's corporate world. Think about a building on a land is first presented as a blueprint in order to explain the architecture and design of that building. The layout of the building is shown on this blueprint along with the...


October 27, 2013  10:34 PM

2013 PMI Jenett Project Management Excellence Award Goes To LeRoy Ward



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

PMI - Project Management Institute is a global membership organization for professionals in project management. It announced that the prestigious Eric Jenett Project...


October 27, 2013  12:09 AM

5 Gems For Project Managers From Book 5 Ancient Principles Of Leadership



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

5 Ancient Principles Of Leadership is a lovely read that you will enjoy for three reasons - it is crisp, it is short and it gives you a lot to learn. As a project manager this...


October 26, 2013  8:44 PM

Druckers: 6 Management Quotes Applying Well For Project Managers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

No. 1: If you are clear about your destination, it becomes easier for you to decide about your journey. No. 2: Drawing out productivity is an art that a project manager and a team leader...


October 26, 2013  7:04 PM

5 Best Quotes For Project Managers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

Following 5 quotes are the best among a lot of 100 odd quotes I found. [caption width="612" align="aligncenter"] Absolutely true. [/caption] Absolutely true. A...


October 3, 2013  10:33 PM

An Interview With Methodology Consultant Igor Ješe: Author Of MocupScreens And MockupData



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

A warm welcome to Igor Ješe to accept my invite for an interview. He is the author of popular mockup tool MockupScreens. Recently Igor has published an...


October 2, 2013  12:40 AM

Do You See Project As A Long Term Investment



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business growth, project failure, project growth, project management, project manager, Software Project

What so ever is the fate of a project, it has a long lasting impacts at various levels and in various directions. If a project fails, it impacts your market value and reputation. It also impacts on your relationships with the customer for whom this project was being done. Then there is adverse...


October 1, 2013  11:52 PM

How Important Is Business Case For Project Manager



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

When a project is assigned to a project manager, his first and foremost intention must be to chalk out a strategy to ensure timely completion of project without any compromise with the quality and financials. Most important for a project manager is to review Business Case once again so as to...


September 26, 2013  10:39 PM

Life Cycle of a Project



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

Project Initiation: Every project has these basic phases during its lifecycle – Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Execution and Project Closure. Each of these phases consist of a number of activities basis which success (or failure) of a project is ascertained. In...


September 26, 2013  10:13 PM

Book Review: High Expectations Are The Key To Everything: Be Self Motivated



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

High Expectations Are The Key To Everything by Michael Bergdahl is a fantastic self booster and motivational guide. Michael worked at Walmart Headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, as Director of "People" and was reporting directly to the Founder of Walmart, Sam Walton. Sam Walton has been...


September 25, 2013  9:53 PM

How Do You Monitor And Control Your Project Activities?



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

It is not easy to drive a project being a project manager when you have multiple projects in hand. You really need to have a concrete strategy, plan and process in place to make it a win-win situation for all stakeholders. Every stakeholder’s eyes remain on you to manage and monitor your project...


September 24, 2013  9:31 PM

Five Dimensions To Decide Future of Project



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

Generally three key factors are considered to work out on future of any running or starting project and those are – Cost, Time and Quality. It is assumed that if these three factors are monitored closely throughout the project lifecycle, a project manager can easily predict the future of a...


September 24, 2013  9:15 PM

Why Longer Duration Projects Face Oversight Than Overseen



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Shorter projects do need lesser attention as the iterations are quick, with shorter timelines of deliverables and milestones. In a short duration if a milestone gets missed, it raises many eyebrows and things get controlled in a fast manner. It is reverse in case of longer duration projects. In...


September 23, 2013  11:01 PM

Book Review: Enterprise Project Governance: An Excellent Guide To Project Success



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects Across the Organization by Paul C Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha This excellent book Enterprise...


September 23, 2013  10:38 PM

What is Enterprise Project Governance?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Basically Enterprise Project Governance is all about enterprise projects and their plan of execution with zero risk of failure. Governance is an integral part of tasks, activities, projects where different teams join hands to fulfill different modalities of those tasks, activities and projects....


September 23, 2013  10:33 PM

Project Approach and Project Execution



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

The project approach that is defined and signed off at the start of a project has to be followed by each person involved in the project during the development and execution of a project. It is assumed that initiation phase meets its timelines most of the time and most of the hiccups arise during a...


September 23, 2013  8:50 PM

Are you a Habitual Successful Project Manager?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

In today’s tough scenario of high competition, sinking economies and shrinking team sizes it is difficult to refuse management when there is a demand of high quality product without any compromise with the quality but at a lesser cost and a faster pace, it is not easy for a project manager to...


September 15, 2013  9:52 PM

Project Manager Needs To Be Self Driven To Drive Others



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

If you are a project manager in search of someone to push you or drive you, probably you are at a wrong foot of the ladder. The place where you are, as a project manager, have to ensure that your steering is in your own hands, you move in right direction, you move in right direction, and most...


September 15, 2013  9:17 PM

How Unique Is Your Project Leadership



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

Do you carry a traditional, orthodox style of leadership with your project teams or it has some unique kind of flavor in it with a different style of functioning, monitoring and appreciating your team members? Usually most of the project managers keep on carrying on legacy style of leadership...


August 25, 2013  12:00 PM

Agile 2013 5-8 Aug Nashville: Review on Panelists of Industry Analyst Panel Discussion



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

During the recently concluded Agile 2013 event in Nashville, besides other agendas, one prominent one was Agile 2013 Industry Analyst Panel Discussion. Panelists included:

  1. Thomas Murphy - Research Director, Gartner, Redmond, WA USA: Thomas Murphy's top agenda is to ensure development...


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 17, 2013  12:21 PM

5 Habits Of Successful Project Managers



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

Project managers are not out of this world entities. They are one among us but with a difference of managing things more smartly and effectively. Success does not come on its own. It takes lot of efforts and habits to inculcate to become a successful project manager. If we talk about top five...


August 13, 2013  10:50 PM

5 Parameters To Consider Before Taking New Development Task



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

In a business scenario lot of development requirements keep coming up from various functions. Each function is vital to business and hence can’t be ignored just like that. There has to be a measurable systematic approach through which the requirements are assessed and then accepted or rejected...


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...


August 10, 2013  2:17 PM

Factors Declaring Bad Phase Of A Project



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

A situation may come during any project lifecycle when smoothly running train all of a sudden almost comes to a halt. When nobody in the train seems to be clear about their destination. When there is no driver vanishing out of blue. Or even if one is there, is not certain on where he is currently...


August 10, 2013  1:34 PM

3 Factors Causing Disaster In A Project



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

A project may be progressing well at a certain point but you can never assure the same situation of this project throughout. It could get entrapped into a bad situation at any moment of time and then it could go to an extent that it becomes an impossible task to revive it back. There is no single...


August 10, 2013  12:55 PM

Video: The Best Way To Convey Shaky News About Project



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

Well as discussed in the previous post, a project could be passing through either of the two phases - good or bad. As long as the good phase is on, nothing troubles except that you hate to...


August 10, 2013  12:37 PM

Two Generic Phases Of Any Project



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

Every project can have only either of two phases during its entire project lifecycle. It can be either running through a good phase or a bad phase. A good phase is experienced as long as everything is going smooth, things are under control, targets are being met by each and every individual and...


August 5, 2013  10:33 PM

Project Leader Or Project Manager



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

A project manager manages a project in terms of managing teams, meeting deadlines and milestones, and so on. But project leadership is about something different. Where on hand project manager tends to perform what organization desires, on the hand, a project leader would not hesitate in finding out...


August 5, 2013  9:28 PM

Lack Of Database Documentation Hits Hard On Business



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

Most of the companies do not have a policy to ensure a well documented database. At times companies take up this exercise seriously and produce a well explained and structured documentation for the database in use but gradually with the frequent changes happening and new applications taking place,...


August 4, 2013  8:42 PM

5 Types Of Successful Project Managers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

Various types of Project Managers exist each having its own style of functioning and managing a project. Though it is an ideal situation where different flavors gel into one person and make him the perfect project manager. But that happens only in ideal and imaginary situation. Rest all situations...


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 28, 2013  10:08 PM

Biggest Tool For Project Manager To Inculcate Respect Among All Team Members



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

Respect is the biggest tool to draw out automatically many more winning strokes for a project. If a Project Manager has a charisma to inculcate respect within and across teams, it drives always to a winning note, bringing in momentum and thrust towards quick and successful closures to any kind of...


July 21, 2013  5:23 PM

Requirement Analysis: Backbone Of Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Requirement analysis is the first exploratory exercise that happens during a project management cycle. It is a phase in which a set of business analysts visit the customer location so as to understand the actual business process by witnessing the real business scenario and meeting with core process...


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 21, 2013  1:11 PM

5 Myths Customer Has During Customer Requirements Analysis



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

5 Myths that a customer carries at the juncture when Business Requirement Analysis is being done, which lead to failure later could be: 1. I am very busy: Well, though I know the process to the core but right now I am very busy so please talk to xyz down the line who will explain you on the...


July 21, 2013  11:30 AM

Ten Facts About Customer Requirements



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

Few facts about customer requirements: 1. Customer requirements keep changing during the course of development of a product. 2. It is damn critical to absorb customer requirements, expectations and untold dreams precisely and correctly in documentation and product. 3. Behind every line of...


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...


July 3, 2013  8:46 PM

Video: Kibo Robot Project: Meet Robot Kirobo



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software, Software Project

[brightcove] This is about Kibo Robot Project in which Toyota is participating in which Kobo Astronaut is travelling to space to find out exhaustive interesting facts and findings. The robot named Kirobo will be accompanied by few of the human astronauts - Commander Wakata and his team. Toyota's...


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 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 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...


June 3, 2013  10:25 PM

Planning To Fire Your Project Manager?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

If you are planning to fire your project manager you are in turn challenging your own credibility. It is you who designated your project manager knowing about his/ her strengths and weakness and arriving at a conclusion that overall assessment goes into his/ her favor as project manager who in turn...


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