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January 6, 2013  9:31 PM

Top Ten Trends In Project Management For 2013: Global Leading PM Training Company ESI International



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

Three days back one of the world's top company engaged in project management training - ESI International - has officially released in a press conference -

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December 17, 2012  11:00 PM

Video: Basics Of Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

This is a lovely video found on Youtube. It talks about some basic fundamentals of project management in a very simple manner but conveying the message very clearly and crisply. Nothing much to say about what is there in this video. Just watch this less than 4 minutes video and take along all...


December 17, 2012  10:45 PM

Are You Lost In Project Like These Baby Penguins In Severe Snowfall And Cold



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager

First you look at this video and enjoy it. The beginning might frighten and worry you to see baby penguins caught in severe snowfall and low temperature and probably lost their way too. But gradually at the end they reached into safe hands. That gave a big sigh of relief and all worry goes...


December 16, 2012  10:42 PM

Are You Using All Features Of Project Management Tool



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

You have paid a good amount of money to procure an excellent project management tool. This would have started with the identification of need of a project management tool after which you convinced your management and got an estimated budget approved for its procurement. Once the need is identified...


December 16, 2012  10:02 PM

Integrate It If You Use A Standalone Project Management Tool



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

QMarkA standalone project management tool might not be able to cater to all relevant functions like finance, operations, PMO, logistics etc. And even if it; it would be asking for lot of...


December 16, 2012  9:38 PM

Training On Project Management Tool Is As Important As Tool Itself



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

Well, you, as a project manager, have identified the exact needs of your project management tool. In the next step you have also been able to identify the best option in the market. You also identified the champion who is going to drive project management with this tool, someone who is expert on...


December 16, 2012  3:27 PM

Without A Champion Any Good Project Management Tool Is Worse



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Assume that you have passed the first two steps well - Identifying your needs for procurement of a effective project management tool, and buying the right product (selecting, mapping, testing etc.). Now you have the vehicle in place (the tool) and also the destination is known well to everyone...


December 16, 2012  3:06 PM

Improper Testing Of Project Manager Tool Leads To Wrong Deployment



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

You are in need of a good project management tool as a project manager to drive your projects efficiently and effortlessly. Your requirements have been specified well, let us assume and based on which you have shortlisted some products after discussions with various product owners who have to come...


December 16, 2012  2:40 PM

Procure Or Build Your Project Management Tool Depending On Your Needs



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Every project management tool does not cater to everyone. Similarly everyone doesn't need exactly the same as the other. Each Project Manager's requirements related to project management tool vary substantially from the other project manager. It also depends on level of maturity in organization...


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.


November 25, 2012  7:22 PM

At Times Customer Is The Main Cause Of Project Failure



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

Here below is a lovely comic strip from acentre.com on Managing Project Scope. This is self explanatory in telling how projects go haywire just because of non serious stakeholders, keeping lot of leverage and flexibility in changing...


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  7:01 PM

Sometimes When Project Does Not Drive On Its Own



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

Here is a lovely picture that indicates a classic situation during a Project where it needs to be pushed. At such times, the project drivers are not able to drive it at the stipulated speed and hence loose its track of progress. In fact at times its progress starts fading out and it appears that...


November 24, 2012  6:43 PM

Good Thoughts On Quality



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Here are some good thoughts on Quality that are worth looking at. q1 q2


November 24, 2012  1:20 PM

Be Original While Testing Or Coding



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

Here are few quotes/ posters I found on net which are quite relevant to the job of a QC and Code writing guys. Curiosity is something than can chip in an extra edge in both - a developer, and a tester.


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 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...


November 18, 2012  9:12 PM

Controlling Or Influencing: Which Kind Of Project Manager Is Better



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

A Controlling kind of project manager would be more of a monarch and less kind of diplomatic. This kind of project manager would not be interested in liberalism or any kind of flexibility. He would be liking more of the silent obeying guys in his team rather than those who discuss and like to put...


November 11, 2012  2:12 PM

BIG DATA Project That Got President Obama Elected For Second Term



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

This is a classic example of the BIG DATA concept that is heating up globally that has been revolutionizing whole Technology world. The BIG DATA concept is logically a strategic collaboration of data spread across internet including social media sites and then analyzing this huge chunk of...


October 31, 2012  8:10 AM

Five Commandants In Quality Management



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

1. Quality is to be built along with the project development and not after it 2. Quality is not a single person’s or team’s task 3. Quality is not a TASK, it is a CULTURE 4. If Project is an investment, Quality is an assurance of secured return on this investment 5. Quality need not be...


October 31, 2012  8:05 AM

Ten Commandants In Project Management



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

1. Project Management is not a game, it is a strategy 2. Project Tools are irrelevant to Project Drive and Success. Same Project Tool may not fit well for another project team working on similar kind of project 3. Stakeholders are as important drivers of the project as project...


October 14, 2012  10:02 PM

Project Review Does Not Mean A Formal Meeting



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

Project Plan without a regular review is as good as a rail on the track without an engine. Hence though the rail is on the track but is not moving since there is no driving or moving force to it. Similarly howsoever structured or strong project plan is built, if there is no review to monitor the...


October 14, 2012  6:46 PM

A Software Development Project Not Leading To Core Business Reports Is Not Critical To Business



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

The amount of data lying in the servers resting in data center of any organization might not be equivalently accessed, analysed and used in terms of Business Intelligence. The volume of terabytes of data viz a viz its churning to get some fruitful and crisp information might not be existing in...


October 14, 2012  5:05 PM

Project Task Prioritization With Eisenhower Matrix



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

Stephen Covey is the man who brought Eisenhower matrix into limelight in front of the whole world. But the actual credit goes to this man - Eisenhower US, the ex...


October 14, 2012  1:40 PM

This Is A Chronic Disease In Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

project management Project Management started like this and kept on running like this for years. It reflects the silos that exist within and across the teams working on...


October 3, 2012  10:06 PM

Do You Apply 80:20 Rule On Your Project Priorities



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

A project manager is always surrounded by project priorities falling in financial, logistic, people related, technical, machine related and many more categories. Each category is important and critical for project performance and enhancement. In each category, priorities will be set in different...


September 29, 2012  6:33 PM

Risk Assessment And Mitigation Is Fine But What About Un-alarmed Risks



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

In any project prior to its development, during the initiation phase, risk assessment, analysis and mitigation planning is done. PM office, Project team, external stakeholders including the end customer management team members all become the part of this committee to work out and cover all possible...


September 24, 2012  9:41 PM

5 Myths of a Developer that Spoil His Career



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

We all have certain amount of myths within us and sometimes we start loving to live with them. A developer’s job is quite critical in any software development project as this is the guy who is doing all ground level work. Whatever he produces goes to the customer though after passing through...


September 16, 2012  4:44 PM

Overcome 7 Road blockers in the Way of Project Singoff



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

This is a video by ProjectManager.com and presented by their Program Direction - Jennifer Whitt, PMP. The topic is - Learn 7 steps to avoid project closing pitfalls and be left holding the project bag. Basically whatever is done in a project is for the successful closure, closure sign off and...


September 9, 2012  11:59 AM

Video: Would You Stay An Ordinary Project Manager Or Do Some Wonders



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

Your qualities are unacceptable as long as you don't vet them yourself. Your value is ignored as long as you do not accept it yourself. The moment you realize your real value, you will wonder, that everyone else also becomes aware about it. Doing ordinary things in ordinary fora but even in...


September 9, 2012  11:37 AM

Projectophobia: Fear of Project Failure: Overcome Watch This Video



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

People who fear in life does not mean that they fail in all aspects of life. But keeping a fear in mind out of certain failures can hamper your progress, growth and success in a bigger way. It may become a mere showstopper and block all paths of your life intended to take you towards success and...


September 4, 2012  10:44 PM

Dilbert Video: Why Projects Fail



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project failure, project management

Why a project fails? It is quite an interesting subject to ponder upon and introspect if you are a project manager. In real life everyone is a project manager irrespective of what role he plays in professional life. We all have to manage multiple things most of the time and success of what we are...


September 4, 2012  10:15 PM

Video: History of Project Management: A Must Watch



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

This is a good piece of video on Youtube titled History of Project Management. It is quite interesting and though provoking kind of video that seriously tries to provide good amount of information on how project management could have begun years back. What made it happen? What could have generated...


August 31, 2012  11:59 PM

Funny Video On Communication: A Good Learning For Managing Projects



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

Just enjoy this funny video and check if this is what mostly happens while managing projects [brightcove]


August 31, 2012  11:32 PM

Communication Gap While Working On Overseas Projects: Excellent Video



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

You will really enjoy this video published on Youtube that very crisply conveys its message on the gap between the communication arising due to different nations having different ascents for speaking even the same language - say English. This is what actually happens on overseas projects. Having a...


August 26, 2012  1:43 PM

A Video on How Clear Communication Helps During Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management

Have a look at the video below, that is lovely and crisp enough to convey its message about how to convert all your communication during various project phases into effective and result driven communication. This is a small video, not more than 1.20 minutes but is strong enough to convey its...


August 26, 2012  11:39 AM

Project Management Skills Video



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

This is a video I found on Youtube and though it is a promotional video about some company assisting in Project Management, but video has an example showcasing a project management team headed by project manager Zack. He experiences different ups and downs and different kind of people during...


August 19, 2012  10:37 PM

Video: Chair Assembling To Educate On TQM



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Cycle Time, developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development

Hey Guys! While exploring in the ocean of videos called Youtube, I managed to find another good video that was educative, informative, guiding and humorous all at the same time. It is focused on some of the very important aspects of product development or production. Customer requirement is most...


August 5, 2012  2:34 PM

Top Management Must Act As a Solid And Transparent Bridge Between Customer And Project Teams



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

There is a lot of information that floats and flows between top management and customer management. Even though some of this information might not be directly linked to the project but might impact seriously on the growth and progress of the project thereby marring the tempo and momentum despite...


August 5, 2012  2:12 PM

Thee Critical Touch Points For Project Manager During A Project



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

Project manager has to be a versatile and universal kind of entity in an organization rather than limiting him/herself to a particular department or specific focus area. Project Manager has to be visibly an overall scale predicting the progress and health of the project. He has to be informative...


August 5, 2012  1:43 PM

Three Logistics of Project Management



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

If, for any kind of project, focus on three important areas when put right since the beginning of project; might help in attaining desired results and outcomes in appropriate, timely and within budget targets. The logistics are not mentioned here in terms of their importance as I feel all of them...


July 29, 2012  11:05 PM

No Piece of Code Should Bypass Quality



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

Measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not. ~ Galileo Galilei A code is always testable. large of small, but each piece of code that is catering to a specific need of the business must be tested thoroughly. A small piece unattended may spoil the whole product. If...


July 29, 2012  10:01 PM

Quality Lessons From Mahatma Gandhi And John Ruskin



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

Mahatma Gandhi always emphasized on the quality of work rather than quantity of work. He wrote once that it is the quality of work that will be easily able to please God rather than the quantity of work. A Programmer if takes a learning from here can go a long way in building bug-free code during...


July 29, 2012  9:03 PM

Learning From Failures Is A Good Practice



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

: It it not good to fail in all your projects and in achieving your goals. But it is inevitable to avoid failures or delays at times. This can happen in any kind of project and at any stage of the project. One bad habit that is counted as good is the 'Passion of Winning". Everyone has an urge to...


July 22, 2012  10:59 PM

If You Are Still Following Waterfall Then You Are Certain To Fall



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

Waterfall Video Hey guys, this is not a technical video attached here in this post. This is a waterfall in a place called Panchkula near Jammu in India. This waterfall video I have watched n number of times and every nth time I watch it,...


July 22, 2012  8:51 PM

Video: What Stops A Good Programmer Becoming A Good Tester



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

Hi Guys, This is basically the video version of my long back posted article here on IT Knowledge Exchange website. Probably that is one of my earliest blogs and it got quite popular among readers belonging to Project Management, Software Projects, Quality Assurance, Quality Control fields. Here...


July 21, 2012  1:41 PM

Authors Overview – Technology Specific Guide for QTP



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

Technology Specific Guide for QTP The book is precisely of 200 pages, if you include the last 2 pages meant to jot down notes. It is a well written, well titled, and...


June 30, 2012  11:59 PM

Change in Priorities Are Boon For One But Bane For Another Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

1. Change in priorities are always a big hurdle in a project 2. Change is not always good 3. Change does not always brings in good 4. Change is good to avoid at times 5. Change in priorities will boost one project but at the cost of many other ongoing ones


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