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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...

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  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...


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 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 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  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...


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 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 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  10:40 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  10:06 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 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...


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  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  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...


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  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  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...


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  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 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 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...


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 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  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,...


June 30, 2012  10:46 PM

5 Negative Factors Responsible For Frequent Change In Requirements



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

Change in requirements is not an unknown phenomenon in any kind of project. In software development it is rather happens more frequently. The adaptability of asking for such changes from customer end and accepting such changes at vendor end is quite higher and syncs well to such an...


June 30, 2012  10:15 PM

5 Factors That Drive A Developer To Create Bugs While Development



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

Developers are probably most creative group of people who keep themselves engaged in creating code all the time. Since perfection and human beings are some steps apart in whatsoever is done by human beings, there always is an urge found to strive for perfection. This is what makes them good...


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