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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...

June 3, 2013  9:59 PM

Four Dimensions Of Software Quality Team



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

Quality is the longest journey in any project whereas other teams board and leave the train on various stations. Quality team has various roles during this long journey. Each role has its own set of requirements and impact on overall health of the project. These various roles can also be termed as...


June 3, 2013  8:35 PM

Seven Essential Guidelines For Setting Up Staging Server



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

Following are the five essential guidelines for setting up your Staging Server while releasing it to key users for conducting UAT: 1. Select the right audience: If you are scared about failure of UAT and therefore select not too expert end user you are digging your own grave. Select the best of...


May 28, 2013  10:03 PM

Great Project By Aldeberan To Build Humanoid Robot NAO For Autistic Kids



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

NAO is a kid sized humanoid robot that interacts with autistic kids. The initiative named as ASK NAO initiated by a French company Aldeberan. NAO is a two feet tall humanoid robot conceptualized by this French company to assist kids who are autistic for whom in turn becomes difficult to relate...


May 28, 2013  8:25 PM

Book Review: Interactive Project Manaegement: Pixels People And Process



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

This excellent book titled Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People and Process written by Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker is full of wisdom covered in less than 200 pages. It is a must read for all those who manage any web based software project. When you read this book, assume yourself as a...


May 28, 2013  5:58 PM

Hats Off To Zubair For Attaining PMP Against All Odds



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Hats off to Zubair-ul-Rehman Lone for his focussed determination and strong will power to achieve this solo fate from his state of Jammu and Kashmir. Zubair against all odds of belonging to a place where opportunities for youth were too less because of limited scope of education, choice of subjects...


May 12, 2013  8:30 PM

Mobile And Web App Review: ProofHub Project Management And Collaboration Tool



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

ProofHub Online Project Management has come out with its mobile version so as to give you a complete freedom and flexibility to control your project from anywhere, anytime. ProofHub is a web based team collaboration and project management tool which assists...


May 12, 2013  5:38 PM

Why Waterfall Failed To Manage Projects



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Everyday a large number of projects are getting ordered signed worldwide leading to its kick off. But a big chunk of this does not get signed off and completed as per the stipulated timelines. The committed deadlines go haywire and lead to customer dissatisfaction in all those cases where a project...


April 30, 2013  8:55 PM

Five Controlling Agents Of A Project Manager



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

Speed: A project never runs on a smooth track with consistent speed. It needs to be geared up, accelerated or applying brakes on it depending on the situation....


April 30, 2013  8:22 PM

Marvels For A Project Manager To Dissipate Large Amount Of Heat Lying Over His Head



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

A project manager is the main driver of his project. Depending on the project size, he might have large or small size of multiple teams to assist him to reach to his destination. The amount of...


April 30, 2013  8:00 PM

Imagine A Project Manager As An Engine Of A Fast Moving Train



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

train If Project Manager is the engine of a fast moving train, have you ever imagined the amount of pressure he has over his head to ensure the...


April 28, 2013  11:23 PM

Ten Golden Lessons From Agile Manifesto For Project Management



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

Agile manifesto talks about 'people first' and not about software for a software development project. it emphasizes on valuing people above everything else. If you are able to achieve that, nothing is impossible to achieve further. Though the manifesto looks simpler to adopt but is quite difficult...


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...


April 20, 2013  11:54 PM

TeamSnap Inc Had A Successful Project Launch Of Debut iPhone App In 2010



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Web based application from TeamSnap Inc. that allows fans, sports teams, sports groups, sports enthusiasts, sports clubs and sports communities to communicate among themselves, stay connected and organized; has already been a big hit among its more than half million end users spread across 94...


April 17, 2013  9:32 PM

Video: on Principles Of Persuasion By Dr Robert Claldini: Correlate It With Project Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Persuasion, project management, project manager

This is a lovely video explaining Dr. Robert Claldini's research on Persuasion and thereby deriving Principles of Persuasion which have been widely and globally accepted. Dr. Robert Claldini is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing in Arizona State University,...


April 17, 2013  7:28 AM

Five Disconnects Ensuring Project Manager Failure



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

A project and its project manager are supposed to be most closely knit entities. Bonding between the two has to be strongest as compared to any other bonding existing among various teams or stakeholders engaged in a project. There are certain weakening factors that would force project manager to...


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 18, 2013  10:23 PM

Five Lessons For Project Manager From Robert Kaplan Latest Book What To Ask The Person In The Mirror



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

kaplan Recently read a good book from Robert S. Kaplan titled as What To Ask The Person In The Mirror. Robert Kaplan is well known as co-creator of the Balanced Scorecard....


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/...


March 17, 2013  8:20 PM

Gross Project Happiness



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Gross Project Happiness, project management

Can this element be part of all projects. What exactly will be its driving elements and what will it derive out at the end can be quite interesting. Probably it is the first time across the globe that we are using this term for associating with project management. The term itself reflects that it...


March 16, 2013  11:02 PM

What Picture Project Managers Have In Mind About Various Teams Of Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project manager, tester

In previous three posts we discussed about what one team thinks about other teams while working on a project. There was a picture shown in the post where we...


March 16, 2013  8:43 PM

What QA Thinks About Other Teams Of Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project manager, Software Project, tester, testing

Referring to last two posts where we discussed what is the general perception of Developers about various other teams of project, and


March 16, 2013  7:54 PM

What Designers Perceive About Other Teams Of Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project manager, tester

Referring to the interesting chart/diagram in my previous post depicting what one team perceives or thinks about...


March 16, 2013  7:26 PM

What Developers Think About Other Teams In A Project



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

qatestlab What an excellent crux has been concluded in this one picture by QATestLab on...

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March 16, 2013  6:50 PM

How To Avoid A Project Getting Shambled



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

jungle What does project manager do in such situation when issues from all around have grown tall, intermingled and he find nobody around to...


March 16, 2013  6:30 PM

Business Expectations And Software Development Are Wide Apart In Terms Of Delivery



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

As per a new study concluded recently that pointed out that organizations across the globe are focusing more on tailor made business solutions rather than going for standard solutions available in the market. As a result of that, software application development team within the organization is...


March 16, 2013  3:32 PM

Many Projects Start With Light Of The Day Ending In A Dark Tunnel



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

tunnel Project Manager is not the only person to be blamed for failure of a project. Like the credit of success goes to the whole team, same must happen at the time of failure too. But that is not the case. Most of the...


March 14, 2013  10:15 PM

Learn From G4S How Profits Nosedive After Major Project Failure And So The Reputation



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

G4S is a worldwide largest personal security company having almost 650,000 employees on its role. Recently they had a major setback in a project that was done with London Olympics where they had to supply a large number of guards. They failed to recruit such a large number of employees and...


February 28, 2013  9:42 PM

Choosing Right Hat For Right Person Is Important For A Project Manager



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

A project manager has a lot of tasks in his bag at any moment of time during a running project. Distribution of tasks to right guys is an art but requires a science behind it. Before these important tasks become obliterate, it need to be allocated to some of the team member so as putting in one’s...


February 28, 2013  8:18 PM

Lovely Lessons For A Project Manager On Making Decision And Promise



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

There are two lovely messages for a project manager on making decisions and promises/ commitments during project lifecycle to various stakeholders on behalf of various teams. On Decision: The message is - "Never make a decision when you are angry" make it a golden rule in your life. On...


February 27, 2013  7:49 PM

Project Manager: Count Of Unlatched Issues In Your Basket Decide Fate Of Your Project



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

All kind of issues arise during any kind of project. They can’t be avoided. Rather, being a project manager, you must welcome as many issues as possible from any corner of your project management teams. The more, the better - in terms of openness and surety of things moving in a right direction....


February 27, 2013  7:37 PM

Availability And Visibility Is Important For Project Manager During Project Lifecycle



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

A project manager can’t afford to vanish out of the stage during any phase of a project. His visibility and availability even at the time when he thinks it is not required, will always help in achieving better results during the project management. It does not mean that you have to be present in...


February 27, 2013  7:23 PM

Being Over-communicative Is A Big Boon For A Project Manager



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

A project manager with short tamper, over reactive attitude and less communicative always calls for trouble for himself during his important task of project management. Being crisp, to the point and precise in his communication is as important as being over communicative. Over communicative quality...


February 27, 2013  7:12 PM

Project Manager: Being Precise Requires Lot Of Precision



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

Being precise is a very important quality of a project manager. Being precise does not mean being short in communication or being non elaborative. Being precise means crisp and to the point in all kind of communication during any project phase and with any of the teams engaged in the project. At...


February 27, 2013  6:27 PM

Testing Of Mobile Transfer Feature Begun On BlackBerry In Indonesia



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software, testing

It is interesting to note that Indonesia won over US and Europe for testing of...

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February 27, 2013  5:52 PM

Ten Organizational Factors That Make It Possible To Complete Projects Successfully



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Ten Organizational Factors That Make It Possible To Complete Projects Successfully: 1. Culture: Culture makes a lot hell of difference in the mindset of people working in an organization. Though Best in Class and Worst in Class are subjective terms and are in relevance to something or the...


February 27, 2013  5:51 PM

Microsoft Nigeria: A global company going local in a big way



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

Microsoft has decided to tie up with local software development professionals with dual motive. First, to act enabler for those guys...


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...


February 7, 2013  11:06 PM

Software Companies Can Do Wonders With Agile Development And Lean Principles



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

Around a couple of years back a very interesting article was published on Forbes website educating on importance and role of Lean and Agile in Software Development Organizations. Dan Woods,...


January 31, 2013  10:52 PM

California High Speed Rail Project Goes To PGH Wong



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

California Rail California High Speed Rail Project amounting to...


January 31, 2013  10:40 PM

Never Opposed Project Manager Is A Risky Affair



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

If you are a Project Manager and are widely acceptable among all your team members for all your directions, plans and timelines that you assign or decide; you are either a very great person with highest level of precision or else something is really wrong. What is your take on this?


January 31, 2013  10:33 PM

5 Must Have Features Of Project Management Tool



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Project Management is not dependent on a highly costly and good quality tool. Projects can be managed without any tools too, in a simplistic manner, if one has the art to manage them. But definitely tools do help in optimizing management of projects by various means. Any tool that intends to be...


January 31, 2013  10:06 PM

Vanessa Fiorido Teaches Gangnam Style For Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

Vanessa Fiordio is known to be a an exhaustive learner from videos posted on YouTube. She spends a lot of her time on YouTube which is her best pass time. Her latest blog speaks on

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January 31, 2013  9:55 PM

5 Must To Have Components Of Defect Report



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

Though you will find ample amount of templates online with the help of a simple Google search for "Defect Report" or "Bug Report" online, but still some of the components are must to have for any kind of Defect Report. Those essential ones are: 1. Scope of testing is important to be highlighted...


January 31, 2013  9:45 PM

Collaboration Among Developers Has Given A New Twist To Nintendo Games Development



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Collaborating with second and third party vendors has given a new twist to the life of not only to Nintendo, a major games development company, but also of the small companies engaged with the Nintendo. This is new pattern of


January 31, 2013  9:12 PM

Five Pitfalls In Product Development That Delays Project Launch Drastically



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

Delays in projects do happen. Sometimes with reasons within control and sometime beyond control. A proactive approach, hence, is always preferred so as to avoid a big disaster at a later stage of project nearing completion. The later is the disaster, the higher is the impact. Severity or the risk...


January 31, 2013  9:02 PM

Five Must Do For A Tester



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

Testing is a more serious job than coding. If there is a flaw in coding, tester is there to take care of it but there remains a flaw in your testing it is the customer that is going to shave off your head that too sometimes in a very bad manner depending on the severity of bugs or loopholes left in...


January 12, 2013  11:19 PM

Project Plan Is A Combination Of Gut Feel Guess Work And Objective Calculation



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

It rarely happens that any of the project phase finishes as per the stipulated plan. Due to one reason or the other, the planned tasks somehow get delayed and at times Project Manager is not able to anticipate this risk in advance. A way of moving towards perfection for a project manager would be...


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