Quality Assurance and Project Management:

project phase


January 11, 2012  5:45 PM

Various Tangential Impacts of Project Management

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project execution, Project Lifecycle, project management, project phase

Probably it is quite uncertain to predict that a project will run smooth throughout and will face no troubles of any kind during its any of the phases. It is practically impossible to believe it and claim at all about any kind of project sizing from very small to any big size. Troubles and hiccups...

April 16, 2011  9:22 AM

Most Of Software Delays Are Because Of No Proper Requirements Gathered

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
development phase, implementation phase, project gap, project management, project phase, Project Risk, requirement gathering, requirement phase, Software Project, testing phase

Most of the times the software delays are because of no proper requirements are gathered. Reasons of this could be many like lack of business knowledge of Requirement Gathering Team leaders, lack of experience, inappropriate allocation of time, wrong choice of customer...

March 19, 2010  12:07 PM

Five Operational Tactics Project Manager Needs to Understand

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
milestone, project management, project manager, project phase, project stage

1. During all the project management phases, each process should be clearly having operational key indicator metrics to measure the health of the project at any stage. 2. Approvals, decisions, milestones, tasks, micro tasks should not become a...

November 9, 2009  10:00 AM

How Requirements evolve during a Software Project?

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, developer, project management, project manager, project phase, Software Project, software requirement

New requirements or change in existing requirements is an inevitable process in any software project. As a project manager you encounter it during every phase of a project. Some requirements emerge internally by your own team and some come from the customer. Internal requirements result from...

October 9, 2009  6:29 AM

Project Lifecycle – 2012

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, implementation, Project Lifecycle, project phase, project team, software development, software product, Software Project, software testing, tester

Phase I: There is nothing called ‘off the shelf” product. It is all ‘made-to-fit’ technique. You specify your requirements and that too at a broader level. For micro level leave a red-mark at areas that need to be looked into at the time of building of software. The more red-marks will mean...

September 25, 2009  10:00 AM

What is the ‘unit to measure’ your project progress?

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Development, implementation, live run, project closure, project execution, project feedback, project initiation, project management, project milestone, project phase, Project Planning, project progress, project task, project team, QC, quality control, sign-off, Software Project, test report, testing, UAT

A project starts with initiation phase and ends up with project closure report. Then afterwards there is post project feedback (after a considerable amount of time given to the customer to get conversant with the product) and warranty support followed by support contracts over a period of time. ...

August 12, 2009  10:00 AM

Seven Questions on ‘Average Cycle Time’ of your projects?

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project, project execution, Project Lifecycle, project phase, Software Project

What is cycle time? Cycle time in terms of a software project is the time taken from its initiation to handover. Another measure in terms of commercials could be order to execution to recovery... A project lifecycle in other terms Do you measure it? You might be banking on your experience...

July 10, 2009  10:00 AM

If you don’t change with the ‘Change’ you get [ex][change]d

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, change management, customer requirement, development phase, product delay, product launch, project management, project phase, project timelines, software, software build, software development, Software Project, software testing, test phase, testing

In my June 15 2009 post – “Do’s (+) and Don’ts (X) in Project Management”...

June 29, 2009  10:00 AM

Outsource in a software project without losing control over it

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
documentation, handholding, outsourcing, post implementation, project component, project control, project execution, project implementation, project management, project offload, project outsource, project phase, Project Planning, requirement analysis, requirement freezing, requirement gathering, software design, software development, Software Project, software testing, training

We learnt in earlier two posts about the strategic decision of a management to outsource a complete project or part(s) of a project depending on certain factors, and the factors respectively. In this post let us see at the various components of a project that are most widely outsourced or otherwise...

June 22, 2009  10:00 AM

Role of Vendor and Customer in managing User Manuals

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
build phase, project management, project manager, project phase, project quality, project team, project walkthrough, quality, quality assurance, quality control, Software Project, stakeholder, User Manual

As already has been discussed, User Manuals play a crucial role in any software project and are the solid bonding between product, users, customer management and vendor project team. The stronger this bond is the more comfortable and happy each stakeholder will be. Each player has to play a crucial...

June 10, 2009  10:00 AM

Ten Reasons of getting into pitfall of leaving a scope of software development at customer site

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis, business analyst, business requirement study, change management, developer, implementation phase, implementer, key user, project director, project management, project manager, project organization, project phase, project sponsor, requirement analysis, requirement gathering, Software Project, technical lead

In the previous post we learnt what all could a software project could lead to in presence of higher scope of software development at customer site during implementation phase. Let us see what all factors are responsible of insufficient requirement gathering during business study phase of a...

May 22, 2009  10:00 AM

5 reasons of top level customer expectations missing in requirement study document

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, organization level requirement, project management, project phase, requirement study, requirement study document, Software Project, Top level expectations, top management, user level requirement

As stated in previous two blogs, top level expectations gathering is very crucial during the business study and requirement gathering phase. And respectively I mentioned how vendor and customer can be careful (and should be) about that. Although it is rare and unexpected, but there are instances...


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