Quality Assurance and Project Management:

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February 4, 2011  11:07 AM

Project Management And Project Strategy



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project budgeting, project management, Project Planning, project strategy

As a new project gets into project initiation phase a formal project strategy is important to bring on board. Team size, team members, financials, operational and all other planning need to be worked out based on project strategy. It clearly signifies that a wrong strategy would...

February 8, 2010  10:06 AM

Six Assured Steps to Become Worst Project Manager



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

1. Vision and Leadership: As a project manager never provide any technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation to your teams engaged in your project. 2. Planning: No planning must be done to build your customer’s operations in the...


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. ...


July 8, 2009  10:00 AM

The life of a Project Manager in a Software Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Development, project implementation, project management, project manager, project monitoring, Project Plan, Project Planning, project team, software development planning, software product, Software Project

At the birth (inception) of a new software project the project manager is puzzled and confused just trying to gather and understand customer requirements. He starts like a wanderer in the dark islands of customer for collecting various requirements and understanding their business norms. The moment...


July 6, 2009  10:00 AM

Five stages in a project when Software Tester becomes Quality Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
analysis, customer requirement analysis, functional testing, functionality, load testing, performance testing, product analysis, product functionality, Project Planning, QA, QC, quality analyst, quality assurance, quality control, security testing, software, software build, software document, software documentation, software functionality, software performance, Software tester, software testing, test case, test coverage, test performance, Test Plan, test result, testing process

A software tester evaluates software based on certain parameters. These parameters are set as per product, customer and organization requirements. Testing could be just of functional features or include load, performance and security. For any parameters a tester has to work as quality analyst to...


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...


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 24, 2009  10:06 AM

5 ways to control project overrun



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
customer engagement, management involvement, project closure, project cost, project management, project momentum, project organization, Project Plan, Project Planning, project sign-off, project time, project training, project velocity, Software Project

Project overrun is simply a project crossing its boundaries set by the organization. These boundaries may vary from organization to organization depending on how they blindly or how over-extensively (both extremes) they want to look at it. 5 ways to control project overrun could be:

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  • 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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