Quality Assurance and Project Management:

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May 4, 2009  9:40 AM

Roles of Vendor and Customer Project Managers to avoid Project Overrun



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project approach, project completion, project failure, project management, project metrics, project organization, project overrun, Project Plan, project progress, project revenue, project sign-off, project time, Software Project

Project management is a joint effort of vendor and customer teams. Project Organization members have to play their respective roles timely and religiously to get the best of the results. Both have to go hand in hand right from the start of the project till end and even beyond. The relationship does...

April 29, 2009  10:18 AM

Project Overrun – who to blame



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

Project overrun is not unknown for any software organization. Every organization who has tasted it would acknowledge that it is always painful – in terms of time, cost and resources. Ultimately when the other two factors are also converted to cost, it comes to a voluminous figure. Nobody wants...


April 27, 2009  10:06 AM

Project Overrun – what is crucial – time, money or both?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
domestic project, overseas project, project implementation, project management, project manager, project monitoring, project organization, project overrun, Project Plan, Project Planning, software implementation, Software Project

A classic scenario happened in an organization recently as told to me by a project manager of that organization engaged in software development and implementations. It is related to project overrun. A new project started with a set of requirements from a customer for development and...


April 22, 2009  9:51 AM

5 myths about Project Overrun



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
customer requirements, project acceptance, project closure, project cost, project management, project manpower management, project organization, project overrun, Project Plan, Project Planning, project timeframe, project timeline, Software Project, software requirements

All projects are prone to overrun. An overrun acceptance is directly proportional to an organization’s fault absorption capacity. Accordingly the definition of overrun is framed to demonstrate an overrun project as rightly completed project. 5 myths about Project Overrun could be:

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  • March 9, 2009  10:28 AM

    20 points for organizational self evaluation to check where it stands in Software Project Management



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    1. organizational self evaluation, Code repository, continuous improvement, customer expectations, customer feedback, customer request, empowerment, innovation process, off-site project, on-site project, organizational goals, post implementation, process integration, product release, project implementation, project management evaluation checklist, Project Management Methodology, project manager, project metrics, project overrun, project team, Risk analysis, Risk Plan, roles and responsibilities, software bug, software development, software implementation, software project management, software testing, test case repository

  • 1. Does a formal Project Management Methodology exist in your organization? 2. Are you using some metrics to check if this is the right methodology? 3. What is the degree of improvement required in your current methodology to meet your customer expectations? 4. What are your...


  • February 25, 2009  10:02 AM

    Top 20 End Objectives of any Software Project



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Avoid cost increases, Avoid revenue loss, business survival, continuous learning, customer delight, customer requirements, customer satisfaction, first time right, growth, Improved service, Increase in revenue, maturity, profits, project completion, Project Lifecycle, project objectives, project overrun, project quality, project sign-off, Reduce costs, revenues, software business, software metrics, Software Project, software project management, software quality, software requirements, stakeholders, standards and methodology, team accountability, Team building, team responsibility, team role, transparency

    Certainly and obviously, every business has a set of objectives. Every business strives for survival, growth, revenues, profits, satisfaction and maturity. The clearer the objective are, the easier it is to achieve them. To achieve the objectives, if the destination is clear,...


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