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August 22, 2016  8:21 PM

Project Management Lessons from Cafe Coffee Day Outlet

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

Recently I was at one of the busiest Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) outlet. We are drawing some important project management lessons from my experience there. The outlet is at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi. During my transit, I was feeling hungry. And that is the reason I was there to grab some...

April 30, 2016  1:16 PM

People Related Issues In A Project to Tackle

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

A project manager encounters various people related issues in a project. When there are people, there are people related issues in a project. Understanding people related issues in a project is an art. There are all kind of people you...


April 30, 2016  8:48 AM

Project Manager’s Rule Book

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

Project Manager's Rule Book is very important aspect. Every project manager has to build his personal Project Manager's Rule Book. It is very important to follow your personal Project Manager's rule Book. As discussed in my previous post -...


April 25, 2016  9:35 PM

Decisive Mindset Is A Top on the Chart Quality For A Project Manager

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

A project manager has to have a decisive mindset. A decisive mindset helps project manager to run the show faster. A project manager lacking decisive mindset will lose respect among team members. A project manager lacking decisive mindset...


April 25, 2016  5:15 PM

The eMedha Paradigm by Rakesh Misra – An Odyssey of Events

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

The eMedha Paradigm by Rakesh Misra is a must read book for Project Managers. The eMedha Paradigm – A Project Manager's Billion Dollar Odyssey. The book eMedha Paradigm gives Project Insights to Business, Project Teams and PMO. The...


March 27, 2016  8:58 AM

Outsource Right People for Projects with Ample Verification Done

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

Outsource right people for projects cautiously as freelancers or third party. When you don’t outsource right people for projects you are bound to fall in trouble. You need to outsource right people with ample verification done for projects. One wrong member...


February 29, 2016  10:35 AM

Product Manager to Replace Project Manager

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

It is the time for a Product Manager to replace a project manager. It is the time for a product manager to replace a project manager. The team sizes are shrinking. There is a demand for higher productivity from each team member. A project manager with strong project management...


December 31, 2015  9:47 PM

Project Management: 5 Reasons Of Failures

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

Project Management Means No Failures. Project Management means no failures. Management is meant to clear all obstacles. Projects encounter obstacles. Project Manager needs to anticipate risks well in advance. Mitigation of risks is important. The important aspect is to learn...


December 30, 2015  4:21 PM

Successful Teams: 10 Ways To Build

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Manager, Project teams, Team building, Team Collaboration

Successful teams is project manager's dream. Teams are an integral part of a project. Every project manager dreams of successful teams working on his projects. Each team is an individual unit working in its individual capacity. Teams have to be properly organized for...


December 25, 2015  4:56 PM

Key Expectations From Project Manager

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Business Agility, Business alignment, Change management, Project Manager

Business requirements are changing at a faster pace in today's scenario. So is the pace of change in technology. Every day there is a new technology coming in the market declaring the existing one as out of date. In this kind of dynamic scenario, the role of a project manager has to be aligned well...


December 24, 2015  9:03 PM

Top 10 Posts For 2015

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
business process management, information technology, Project management, Project Manager, Quality assurance, Software developer, Software project, Software Quality Assurance, Software testing

Top 10 Posts There are 144 posts for the year 2015. Top 10 posts are based on the readership. Every post has a different count of readers. The count varies from post to post. Some posts do much better than other posts. My top 10 posts for the year 2015 are mentioned below. The...


November 24, 2015  2:13 AM

10 Key Points To Choose A Project Management Software – II

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
Project management, Project Management Software, Project Manager, Project Managers

Continued from the previous post.

  • 3. Is it analytics that is more important or the tracking, or you need some specific kind of reports? You must...


  • November 24, 2015  2:11 AM

    Project Management Software: 10 Key Points To Choose – I

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project management, Project Management Software, Project Manager, Project Managers

    Project Management Software - A wise step

    The budgets have been squeezing, the team size is getting smaller, but the number of projects is continuously increasing in any business. A demand of increase in efficiency of the project manager is increasing tremendously from the business side...


    November 22, 2015  10:31 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – IV

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the concluding part.

  • 13. Clinging to the past is not a good habit. One of my ex-boss used to tell me that to survive in a corporate world, one has to keep delivering...


  • November 22, 2015  10:31 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – III

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the part III.

  • 6. We tend to overuse words like - But, However, No etc. that silently but clearly declares that we are living in a world of our own with a feeling that...


  • November 22, 2015  10:28 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – II

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the part II. Here are the 20 gems:

  • 1. We emphasize more on learning how to DO things and forget to apply our learning on HOW, WHEN and WHERE to STOP. Once we are able...


  • November 22, 2015  10:27 PM

    20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith – I

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Project Manager, Project Managers, Success factors

    This post is a part of four posts of the series - 20 Great Lessons For Project Managers From Marshall Goldsmith. This is the part I. What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith is a fantastic collection of 256 pages and...


    July 31, 2015  11:48 PM

    PMI India And Project Managers

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

    As per a recent news published in The Hindu Businessline, India would be needing 0.4 million project managers every year till 2020. This...


    July 31, 2015  10:50 PM

    Three #Leadership #Qualities That Make A Good #ProjectManager

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

    A project manager cannot afford to take a shortcut during any stage of his project. Shortcuts always mean compromise. And compromise in a project means a sure death sooner or later. There are various leadership qualities that a project manager needs to inculcate in himself so as to reach a stage...


    July 26, 2015  10:23 PM

    Three Critical Post Project Activities

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

    A successful project closure doesn't mean there will be stopgaps any further and all clouds of danger on the project are over. Project sign-off and project closure if happen on a successful note, are always welcomed by any project implementation team. Some activities that still need a lot of...


    July 26, 2015  9:31 PM

    After Every Project Ask This Question To Yourself

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

    After completion of every project, as a project manager, you need to introspect to find out few answers. All projects might not end on a positive note. A project that travels its complete path without a single deviation to its timelines or financial guidelines can be termed as 100% successful. But...


    July 26, 2015  8:46 PM

    Do All Projects End Well For A Project Team

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

    At times it might not be visible in the beginning about the learning your team would be taking along by the end of the project. But depending on the rough tides encountered during the project lifecycle, it might turn out that each member is carrying a heap of learning from the project. One thing is...


    July 26, 2015  8:28 PM

    When You Lead A Project You Own It

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

    When you are asked to lead a project it is very important for you to understand it to the root level and gain first hand experience. This might require a lot of discussions, interviews and brainstorming sessions with your own management, customer and internal team owners. Ensure that all such...


    July 25, 2015  11:39 PM

    Ten Learning For Project Managers From A Poor Show

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

    Recently I attended an event where a stand-up comedian was invited as a gap filler after one of the interesting social media related interesting sessions. It is irrelevant to name that newcomer comedian who probably didn't know about how to ensure not to cross that thin line gap between live comedy...


    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:


    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 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


    April 28, 2015  8:11 AM

    Every Project Manager Must Be A Change Manager

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

    If we look at the event Change Management 2015 that was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, there are many learning points that I could shell out of the article published by Braden Kelley a...


    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...


    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  2:35 AM

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

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Customer engagement, 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  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...


    January 31, 2015  11:41 PM

    Project Manager Has To Be A Facilitator, Moderator And Curator

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Manager

    A Project Manager needs to have a top priority for his team. A motivated team can make you win any battle. And a demotivated team might not be able to stay confident in even normal situation. He needs to facilitate his team in all aspects. For that it is very important to understand what all it...


    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


    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 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


    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 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...


    December 23, 2014  9:58 PM

    CIOs, CTOs and Project Managers: No Focus On Mobility Will Eat Up Your Job

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    CIO, CTO, Project Manager

    For any of your forthcoming projects, if you have not kept mobility in mind, the project is going to have very less liking and usability. Year 2015 onward all your projects need to focus on mobility. Be it business applications, workflow or data center setup projects, the focus has to stay on...


    November 6, 2014  11:28 PM

    Good Learning For PMs: The Secret Red Book Of Leadership by Awdhesh Singh

    Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja
    book review, Leadership, Project Manager

    book cover The Secret Red Book Of Leadership by Awdhesh Singh is a befitting read for all project managers and in the making. There is a strong stint of leadership required in a project manager that does magical...


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