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May 19, 2010  10:48 AM

Project Management and Post Project Closure Scenario



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project closure, project management, project sign-off, Software Project

After the completion of a software project, the project closure report or project sign off starts a new experience. The users start practical usage of the product in live scenario. The management starts expecting the useful information in form of reports and screens to manage the...

June 17, 2009  10:00 AM

Why User Manuals are so important in Software Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
analytic, business scenario, durability, feel and look, implementation team, key user, live run, post implementation, product support, product training, project implementation, project sign-off, project support, project team, reliability, report, sign-off, Software Project, software project management, software training, stability, stakeholder, training team, usability, user feedback, User Manual

The product owners or stakeholders might be many in a software project, but the real frontrunners who drive, run and use the software product post implementation are the key users and other users. It is their feedback that matters most. They must be the most comfortable lot on usability,...


June 3, 2009  10:00 AM

How to prepare for Post Project Implementation Review?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
post implementation review, project closure, project completion, project feedback, project management, project manager, project sign-off, software implementation, Software Project

Both vendor and customer have to understand that the real journey of a product starts only after a successful implementation of software at customer site. The challenges get a new meaning once the project team leaves the customer site after project sign-off. Both the managements can celebrate the...


May 29, 2009  10:00 AM

Post Implementation Review – When, ldeally?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
post implementation, post implementation review, product performance, project acceptance, project board, project closure, project management, project sign-off, software implementation, software performance, Software Project

When is to perform a post implementation review? A witty answer could be – obviously after implementation. Ha! Definitely a successful closure of implementation could declare a project closure with a formal project acceptance report or project sign off. So shall we have a post implementation...


May 25, 2009  10:00 AM

What is Post Implementation Review?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
implementation team, post implementation review, project implementation, project management, project sign-off

A Post implementation review is conducted after a substantial period from implementation sign-off. This review is to ascertain customer management’s and users’ experience on product in absence of product implementation team. The product has been implemented successfully and the team is gone....


May 13, 2009  9:35 AM

SIGNificance of Sign-offs at appropriate stages



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project achievements, project customer, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, project milestones, project sign-off, project stages, project stakeholders, project vendor, Software Project

Sign-off at various stages has a significant importance during project lifecycle. Everyday sign-off can be a headache for customer, no sign-off can cause headache for vendor, so there has to be a balance of sign-offs of milestones, achievements and stages of project so that the sanctity of...


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 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 20, 2009  10:05 AM

    Role of customer project manager at customer site during implementation stage



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    business need, business study, implementation phase, implementation plan, implementation process, post implementation, process owner, project closure, project failure, project implementation, project lead, project management, project manager, project ownership, project sign-off, project success, project team, reconciliation, Risk Management, Risk Plan, software training, transaction entry, UAT

    The customer project manager has to take the lead and ownership of product as soon as it is launched at customer site for implementation. The UAT, training and implementation process can only be effective in case customer project team gets fully involved into each and every activity of the...


    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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