Quality Assurance and Project Management:



September 29, 2011  4:29 AM

Why Is It Important For QA Head To See Other Products

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
QA, QA Manager, QC, quality assurance, quality control

Formulating your test strategies, test plan, QA vision, mission etc. on the same trend year on year without changing according the changes happening around the world could lead to a disaster. For instance being a QA Head, you would have clear cut instructions for your QC Head to...

July 24, 2011  2:18 PM

Six Sins At Product Development Stage That Can Lead Project To Disaster

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
customer requirement, development plan, development team, project management, Project Plan, QA, QC, quality assurance, quality control, software development, Software Project, team management

Requirement Coverage: Requirement gathering and its documentation both need to be crisply and completely covered. Any lack in either of the activity is like a volcano in the making. In fact 88 percent of project failures worldwide are due to wrong or incomplete requirement...

July 24, 2011  2:03 PM

Seven Blogs On SDLC Software Development LifeCycle

Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, QA, QC, SDLC, software development, software development lifecycle, Software Project, testing

Software development comprises of various stages and components. As software development is a subset of Project Management; there are many similar components of Software Development Management. Some substantial components of Software Development would be –

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  • May 14, 2011  8:29 AM

    Why Quality Manager Cannot Be Project Manager And Vice Versa

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, project manager, QA, QC, quality assurance, quality control, quality manager, Software Project, software quality

    Project Manager can never be a quality cop because if he becomes a quality cop, he will never be able to finish his job. For quality manager it is very difficult to become a project manager as having a critic’s mind he will have more than hundred percent chances to have conflicts...

    May 14, 2011  8:22 AM

    Four Critical Places To Ignore Quality And Invite Disaster In Your Software Project

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Development, documentation, implementation, project management, QA, QC, Software Project

    What happens if a requirement wrongly understood during study phase gets resulted into a mess at a later stage. Minor gaps can always be fixed at any stage of the project. But a requirement if changes 180 degrees after it has been built in the software application and then if...

    February 9, 2011  10:47 AM

    Is Quality Expense Or Income For Software Development Organization

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    product quality, project management, project quality, QA, QC, quality assurance, quality control, software development, software product, Software Project

    Is QA, or for that sake QC, an expense or an income for an organization engaged in software development commercially. A step further would be to ask if software development itself is an expense or an income for the same organization. No software is built for charity purposes by any...

    July 22, 2010  11:05 AM

    Five Tips For Bypassing Testing Of Product

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    developer, project management, QC, quality control, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester

    1. Showstopper: Product manager always has the perception that the development team wants the progress of work whereas QC or testing team jams the progress. They even try to project in the way of showing development team sitting idle when the product is lying with testing team for...

    January 15, 2010  9:45 AM

    Ten Linking Factors between Project Management, Quality Assurance and Quality Control

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, bugs report, project management, Project Management Methodology, project manager, Project Plan, QA, QA compliance, QA head, QC, quality assurance, quality control, Software Project, Software tester, software testing, Version Control

    Project Management is vague if not adhered to a proper project management methodology. Project management methodology is useless if not in sync with a project. Quality Assurance is an integral part of project management methodology. The...

    January 6, 2010  10:00 AM

    Development-QC-Development-QC-Dev-Product Launch

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    blackbox testing, boundary value testing, Bug, business specification, BVA, customer requirement, customer specification, development team, implementation team, performance testing, project management, QC, QC feedback, quality control, Regression Testing, software development, Software Project, tester, testing

    In software development life cycle when the product is completed by development team, it is handed over to testing team for thorough or

    November 30, 2009  10:00 AM

    Where there is a ‘Wheel’ There is a ‘Way’

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    component, Project, project management, QA, QC, quality, quality assurance, quality control, Software Project

    Yes, you are not mistaken. We are not talking about the ‘will’ here; we are talking about the ‘wheel’. This is not ‘wheel of fortune’ giving you some pleasant and unpleasant surprises. This is ‘Quality’ wheel. If you keep this wheel rotating in your projects, the...

    November 27, 2009  10:00 AM

    Two Strong Pillars of Project Management – QA and QC

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, QA, QC, quality, quality assurance, quality control, Software Project

    It is said that if you are going to a new place and you have done your research about that place before starting your journey, you are definitely going to call off lot of troubles. It does not mean that when you actually start your journey and reach that place or till the time you stay there...

    November 26, 2009  10:00 AM

    Product Version should match with Feedback by Development Team

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, bugs, development team, functional testing, load testing, performance testing, product development, product release, QC, quality control, Regression Testing, software, software build, software development, software product, testing

    Development Team has finished with a new version of the software product. The product is ready for testing before releasing it to production team provide QC approves it after testing that no severe bugs are there. Test environment is prepared for QC team to perform the complete...

    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. ...

    September 16, 2009  12:00 PM

    Five ways to workout ‘testing effort”

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    business rule, business specification, customer requirement, customer specification, development phase, development plan, functional testing, load testing, performance testing, QC, QC head, quality control, software development, software product, Software Project, team size, test case, test effort, Test Plan, tester, testing effort, testing effort estimation, testing phase, testing plan

    A new project, a new product development – as a QC head how do you estimate your testing effort? Well, some quick steps for this: 1. Customer requirements: Customer specifications or requirements captured at the time of initial study period would be a quick reference guide for estimating...

    September 3, 2009  10:00 AM

    The 80/20 rule in Software Testing

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    business application, developer bug, life management, pareto principle, programmer, QA, QC, quality, quality control, software, Software application, software testing, task management, tester, time management

    Pareto Principle or Pareto Rule is quite fascinating in managing personal and professional life, time management, task management, self motivation etc. Crux is if you focus few vital issues in life you manage major part of your life better. The same applies in profession, organization, department...

    August 10, 2009  10:00 AM

    Two approaches in defining testing scope of an application

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Application development, application quality, functional testing, functionality, new feature, QA, QC, quality, quality assurance, quality control, software testing

    There is no end to an application. It always asks for a new feature, alter in functionality, addition/ change of business rule etc. With any change in the existing application running in a live environment, the change needs to be tested for all aspects of quality before putting it live. The...

    July 22, 2009  10:00 AM

    Five lessons my dance teacher gave me that can make you a perfect tester

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    QC, quality, software, tester, testing

    A love for music - if you can move to music, you can dance: Same applies to testing also. If you have love for testing, and you can move to its music, you can be a good tester. A sense of rhythm: If you understand the product well and move along well, in a right rhythm, you win the game. ...

    July 20, 2009  10:00 AM

    Responsibility of a tester – a different perspective

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    bugs report, code writing, coding, customer requirement, developer, Development, development team, product quality, project management, QC, quality, quality control, software product, Software Project, software quality, test case, test report, tester, testing report

    The responsibility of a tester is to ensure the peace of mind of the end users who are going to use the software product. Another target should be to safeguard customer's investment in the product. In order to discharge this responsibility, the tester should focus all his skills on understanding...

    July 17, 2009  10:00 AM

    Why hit the people? Hit the process if there is a failure in a software project

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    business analyst, developer, development team, HR, implementation team, people management, product, product build, project management, project manager, project team, Q-tag, QA, QC, quality, quality assurance, quality building, quality control, quality culture, Software Project, stakeholder, testing team

    People are not wrong, processes are. People in an organization do what they are told to do. Organizations who hit on people at the time of failure are not doing the right thing. It is the process that is to be blamed not the person with Q-tag. As long as quality is considered to be the child of...

    July 15, 2009  10:00 AM

    Who owns the Q-Tag in a software development company?

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, bugs report, business analyst, development team, implementation team, product approval, project implementation, project management, project management framework, project methodology, project team, Q-tag, QA, QC, quality assurance, quality control, Quality-tag, re-testing, software build, software implementation, Software Project, stakeholder, team, test report, testing, testing team

    In any software development and implementation company there is always a need of quality assurance and quality control people who own the responsibility of setting the right methodology and framework for development and implementation (QA), bugs identification and product approval (QC). Usually...

    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 8, 2009  10:00 AM

    Five pitfalls if you are leaving a scope of software development at customer site

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    functional lead, on-site development, project completion, project delay, project implementation, project management, project organization, project quality, project team, QC, quality, quality assurance, quality control, software development, software implementation, Software Project, software quality, technical lead, tester, testing

    Ideally, in a software project, for an offshore customer, the requirement gathering phase should be given an extra care to understand to a maximum extent so that the product developed and tested when ready for implementation at customer site requires no development. Practically, it is very...

    March 23, 2009  10:30 AM

    20 most powerful and Smart weapons for Project Manager to Lead in Recession Period

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    ascending approach, best result, brainstorming, cornerstone, experience, innovation, knowledge, linchpin, organizational interest, product and quality, product knowledge, product quality, project management, project manager, Project Plan, project team, QA, QC, quality, quality assurance, quality control, quality dependence, quality issue, quality manager, quality strength, recession, scarcity of business, smart weapon, software business, software organization, Software Project, software team, team culture, team management, thinking, win-win situation, wisdom

    Due to recession, there is scarcity of business and projects for software organizations. In such a situation, the projects in hand (and the forthcoming ones) have to be handled very carefully for a win-win situation. To attain that, there are certain smart weapons that a project manager needs to be...

    February 18, 2009  10:02 AM

    Dear Product Manager don’t cheat your customer by bypassing final ‘testing’ of the product before launch

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    product development, product manager, project management, QA, QC, quality assurance, Software Project, Software Quality Control, SQA, SQC

    When work pressures are too high, deadlines are on head, we tend to bypass our own standards, procedures and policies. A product manager if affords to skip testing for that purpose, that means he is committing a crime which is quite serious offense. Any management supporting this idea becomes part...

    February 6, 2009  10:00 AM

    Regression Testing “has to be” rigorous – for a “good” cause!

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    QC, Regression Testing, software development, software product, software testing, tester, testing

    Regression testing comes into picture in “re-testing” of a product. The purpose is very clear – a thorough testing. Regression testing has to be as rigorous as possible, for this reason. And regression testing never happens once, it has to happen again and again till the product reaches at a...

    February 2, 2009  9:51 AM

    A Note for budding stars – the testers! And a tip to QA Head

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    developer, QA, QC, quality head, quality manager, software, software quality, SQA, SQC, tester, testing

    The young inexperienced or short experienced budding testers are the one who will determine the future of testing. This is the prime thing that the QA head has to keep in mind while grooming and mentoring them. The testers have to have a firm belief that the future of testing is going to be...

    January 22, 2009  11:03 AM

    Is testing merely a Bug filtering process?

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, bug filtering, project lead, project management, QC, software, software development, software testing process, tester, testing, testing process

    In an organization engaged in software development, usually each software goes through testing process by a separate set of team in the organization know as Testers meant exclusively for the purpose of testing. It matters most what this process is being thought as by the development team, project...

    January 19, 2009  10:14 AM

    Bugs are invincible, developers have to be convincible

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, Bug Control Management, Bug Management, developer, QC, quality assurance, software, software development, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, tester

    Bugs are often invincible during development, especially in large projects when multiple sub-teams of developers are working on development of different sub-modules of the project. The software developed (or during development) will always appear innocent and bug-free to the team of developers. It...

    December 24, 2008  10:04 AM

    Software Quality – Overlooked or Underestimated – both are dangerous!

    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    ChangeManagement, Development Manager, Project Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, QA, QC, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, SQA

    The goal of any software organization is to develop software applications in-house, or co-develop with an external agency, that meet and exceed internationally accepted quality standards. Every one knows it, that the key role in this is of QA department. With this intention, a dedicated QA...


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