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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 –

  • • Team...

  • June 30, 2011  5:48 PM

    Software Requirement Gathering Is Most Prime Stage Of Project



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    business process, business requirement, project management, SDLC, software development lifecycle, software requirement

    SDLC-I: Software requirements - This post talks about Software Requirements. Software requirements itself required a standard process or procedure to be followed and can’t be managed in a...


    June 30, 2011  5:38 PM

    Seven Blogs In A Row On SDLC Software Development Life Cycle



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    coding, SDLC, software design, software development, software requirement, testing

    I think anybody who is in software industry must be familiar with the complete lifecycle of software. Here is a treat of seven blogs in a row on the same very subject of SDLC – that is software development lifecycle. 1.


    April 6, 2009  10:29 AM

    Six facts about software application risks



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    countermeasure, fool-proofing, impact analysis, Project Lifecycle, risk assessment, risk identification, risk impact, Risk lifecycle, Risk Management, risk severity, SDLC, Software application, software project management

    Similar to SDLC (software development lifecycle management), there is RLC or Risk lifecycle management in a software application in which there are different stages involved. The different stages could be risk identification, risk assessment, impact analysis, countermeasure identification,...


    January 14, 2009  10:10 AM

    Digging the 10 precious ‘Experience’ Treasures



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug Management, business management, CRD, customer requirements, Customer Requirements Document, SDLC, team management

    Past is not to be buried. It contains a treasure called EXPERIENCE. In software development this treasure is of ample importance for acquiring skills required to handle the unwarranted turns and twists during the development (and implementation) period. What we can learn from the past is the...


    January 12, 2009  10:04 AM

    Top 5 Quality killers in a software product



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    business management, business requirements, customer requirements, defect free software, Development, documentation, Project Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software development, software quality, software quality assurance, software requirement, software testing

    In software development project what matters most is the timely accurate delivery that gives the benefit of defect free product, customer satisfaction, profits, market edge, growth, motivation across the organization etc. All this is not easy to achieve having so many enemies in and outside the...


    December 26, 2008  9:44 AM

    Large Project – a scare for Development (or Project) Manager – if not managed properly!



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    ChangeManagement, Development Manager, Project Development, Project Head, project implementation, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, ProjectLifeCycle, SDLC, SoftwareProjectManager

    A large software development project can become scary for the development manager who is handling the project provided (s)he is lacking the experience and ability to manage people, machines, requirements and time in appropriate manner. A balanced control is the call of the time at this juncture, to...


    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...


    December 4, 2008  10:13 AM

    10 Skills to make a perfect Project Manager



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, project manager, ProjectLifeCycle, SDLC, software, SoftwareProjectManager

    A Project Manager is the key center position for running a successful software project. To run this show successfully, a project manager has to be a...


    November 28, 2008  9:55 AM

    How to Create, Build and Maintain Harmony between tester and developer



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    developer, project management, SDLC, software, software deployment, software design, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software requirement, Software testers, software testing, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    Create’ means the first time effort to generate a harmony between a tester and a developer working on the same project. ‘Build’ is the next stage after create to harmonize the professional relationship between a tester and developer. This step will bring...


    November 21, 2008  10:55 AM

    SDLC-VII: Deployment operations, maintenance and disposal



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    SDLC, software, software deployment, software disposal, software maintenance

    Once the software has been accepted by customer (user acceptance or software acceptance), on customers approval the software goes to customer site for implementation. A key user’s team from customer end is dedicated to this phase for the complete tenure. From vendor side also a team of technical...


    November 19, 2008  10:10 AM

    SDLC-VI: Software acceptance



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    SDLC, software, software acceptance

    Software Acceptance or User Acceptance is an exercise that happens once the software has been cleared by QC. So far software has been tested internally only (by developers and testers). But customer also would like to test it and accept it prior to finally start using it. The phase...


    November 17, 2008  10:15 AM

    SDLC-V: Software testing



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    SDLC, software, software testing, softwaretesting

    Software Testing is the process to ensure a bug-free, fully functional software meeting all customer requirements. Testing starts right from the development stage. The developer himself is responsible for unit testing, smoke testing and code testing while he is building the code....


    November 14, 2008  10:30 AM

    SDLC-IV: Software implementation/coding



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    SDLC, software, software coding, software implementation

    Based on software requirements, business process, business rules, software design and customer specifications, the software coding begins. Project manager distributes the coding among the development team members with clear time frame instructions. Coding will begin in two manners – phased or...


    November 12, 2008  10:10 AM

    SDLC-III: Software design



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    SDLC, software, software design

    Software design is the stage that comes next after freezing software requirements. The requirement specifications are given to the team of developers headed usually by a project manager. The project manager or the technical lead decides on the software architecture, OS, front end,...


    November 10, 2008  10:12 AM

    SDLC-II – Applying security concepts to software design



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    SDLC, Security, security concepts, software design

    Security concepts will vary from software to software except few generic requirements that will remain standard for most of the softwares. The major varying requirements will be dependant on following factors:

  • 1. Software requirements - Based on the...


  • November 7, 2008  10:08 AM

    SDLC-I: Software requirements



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    SDLC, software, software requirement

    Software requirements are the requirements that are given to the developer based on which they build new software. Software requirements could be functional or technical in nature. Broadly software requirements can be divided in two parts as – business process and business rules....


    October 30, 2008  10:10 AM

    Various Stages of a Bug



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, Bug Management, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    A bug right from its insertion into the software till its removal crosses through different stages. These different stages of a bug formulate bug lifecycle. Each stage has an action and meaning connected to it. Various stages of a bug...


    October 27, 2008  10:15 AM

    Bug Control Management – a void promise! A flawed process! Or a process insanity!



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, Bug Control Management, Bug Management, developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    There are three ways of functioning for any software organizations. First ways is to develop software and deliver it into the market. The survival for these sorts of organizations is too difficult and short. Second category of organization has a well...


    October 24, 2008  10:15 AM

    Bug Control Management vs Bug Management



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, Bug Control Management, Bug Management, developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    Bug Management and Bug Control Management are two separate aspects in software development. Bug Control Management seeks a higher maturity level in terms of organization, developers, project managers and all others involved. On the other hand, Bug...


    October 22, 2008  10:11 AM

    BLC or Bug Lifecycle



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, Bug Management, developer, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, STLC, tester

    In simple terms BLC or Bug lifecycle can be defined as the different stages of bug. BLC or Bug lifecycle will consist of all these stages starting from the birth of a bug till its removal from the application. The various stages of bug lifecycle or BLC can be...


    October 20, 2008  10:30 AM

    10 Must-do for Vendor to have clear Software requirements in first go!



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Customer Requirements Document, Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC, software requirement

    This is in continuation of my previous blog where I listed the 10 most important must-dos for customer to have clear software requirements in first go. Ten most important must-dos for vendor to have clear software requirements according to me would be: Vendor...


    October 17, 2008  11:22 AM

    10 Must-do for Customer to ensure clear Software requirements in first go!



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Customer Requirements Document, Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC, software requirement

    Having clear software requirements is very important as it is going to be the foundation of the software to-be-built. Having clear software requirements in first go is equally important especially in case of overseas client. Few things are very well known to all:

  • 1. Face to...


  • October 15, 2008  10:34 AM

    Reasons of Unclear Software Requirements



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug Management, CRD, Customer Requirements Document, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software requirement, STLC

    Broadly there are two main loopholes in case of unclear software requirements – vendor and customer. Unclear Software Requirements could lead to disaster not only for the vendor but for customer also as I stated in my previous blog. To vendor it may cost money,...


    October 10, 2008  10:56 AM

    Why pay to vendor for understanding customer requirements?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    CRD, Customer Requirements Document, Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC

    In normal scenario when an order is finalized between a vendor and a customer, for building new software by the vendor, the payment terms are set in such a manner that some percentage of the project cost is paid soon after the completion of customer requirements study, generally on finalization and...


    October 8, 2008  10:35 AM

    Bug Management – Major Concerns being felt across the Globe



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, Bug Management, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing projects, softwaretesting, STLC, tester, testing environment

    Senior Management including CIOs, QA Heads, CEOs, Development Heads, Project Heads, Customers, Vendors and/or sub-contractors related to software Organizations across the globe has repeatedly displayed their concern over the Bugs Management Process from...


    October 6, 2008  10:18 AM

    Causes of Occurrence of a Bug in Software Testing



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    In my previous blog we tried to understand what can be termed as a Bug. Here we will (in continuation to that) try to find out the reasons of causes of generation or occurrence of a Bug. A Bug shall occur in consequence to:

  • An effort to write a perfect code in terms...


  • October 2, 2008  10:15 AM

    What is a Bug?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Bug, Bug Management, developer, Development, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing

    Any defect, shortcoming or error in software (built to perform a specific function or set of functions) is known as a Bug. A bug is usually an unexpected event encountered by a tester (or sometimes a programmer himself) while testing a unit, module or a complete product....


    September 29, 2008  10:44 AM

    Role of tester while verifying the closure of bugs



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, Software testing methodologies, software testing procedure, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    When a product gets completed, it is released for testing to QC department along with the relevant documents. The QC department based on the scope of testing, availability of testers and the time at which the product is estimated to be released to customer, prepares its test plan. After studying...


    September 26, 2008  10:42 AM

    What next after Bug Report (or Defect report) is released?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    As soon as a bug of defect report is released by Quality department to Development Team, the first task of the development team is to call for a meeting inviting all those involved in the development of the product, the project head, the quality head and the testers who have performed testing....


    September 24, 2008  10:39 AM

    Is your defect (or bugs) report serving its purpose?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    Let us understand what is the purpose of bugs report or defects report? Is it serving its purpose? How much? The purpose of a bugs report or defects report is to make the intended recipients of this report to understand each and every bug reported in its perspective view. A bugs report has to be...


    September 19, 2008  10:55 AM

    What is a bugs report in software testing?



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, softwaretesting, STLC, tester

    A bugs report or defects report is a list of bugs found out by testers while testing a software product in testing phase under a testing environment. The test environment is created at development site similar to the actual environment in which the software is supposed to work or run in live...


    September 1, 2008  10:20 AM

    Ingredients of a successful Project



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software engineering

    It is not only the coding or development that accounts for a successful project. The journey starts right from the release of order from customer after which the customer requirements need to be studied accurately and extensively. This is going to be the foundation of the project. One small...


    August 29, 2008  10:30 AM

    Project Management – V



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC

    This is the last in my “Project Management” series. To enjoy this blog you will have to go through Project Management I...


    August 28, 2008  10:30 AM

    Project Management – IV



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC

    In my earlier blogs on Project Management – Project Management – I (http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/quality-assurance/project-management-%e2%80%93-i/),


    August 26, 2008  10:40 AM

    Project Management – III



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC

    To carry on further from my earlier blogs on Project Management I (http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/quality-assurance/project-management-%e2%80%93-i/)and


    August 22, 2008  10:30 AM

    Project Management – II



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC

    As discussed in my earlier blog on project management (Project Management – I, http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/quality-assurance/project-management-%e2%80%93-i/), different...


    August 20, 2008  10:21 AM

    Project Management – I



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC, software engineering

    Project Management is nothing but adoption of a set of processes to ensure the smooth running of a project development passing through various stages and its successful and timely completion. It is the crux of any project as I too believe that it is not the people who make the projects successful,...


    August 18, 2008  10:18 AM

    Project Management – A Sad Story – II



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software testing, software testing cycle

    This is in continuation to my earlier blog “Project Management – A Sad Story”...


    August 14, 2008  10:35 AM

    Twelve essential Steps of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, Software testing methodologies, software testing procedure, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing strategy, software testing tips, softwaretesting, STLC

    STLC (Software Testing Life Cycle) is an integral component of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Gone are the times when any software was made on the basis of its requirements and the moment it used to get completed by the development team, it got released to...


    August 12, 2008  11:00 AM

    Eight Checkpoints for Testers during Software Testing



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Development, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, software engineering, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, software testing cycle, Software testing methodologies, software testing procedure, software testing process, software testing projects, software testing strategy, software testing tips, softwaretesting

    Testing is a process of facilitating development team/ project team in improving the quality of software before it is released to the customer for use. Some key essential steps are always there that need to be followed by the Testers during Software Testing to streamline the process. The most...


    August 11, 2008  10:25 AM

    Offshore Projects



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Project Lifecycle, project management, SDLC

    On his blog by the famous Leader on Project Management Bas de Baar, he asked a question to all his blog readers – “What is the best advice you can give to project managers supervising offshore development projects?” Various readers posted their opinion as per their...


    August 3, 2008  9:10 AM

    Project Management – A Sad Story



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    Development, Project Lifecycle, project management, quality assurance, SDLC, Software testers

    Cast: Roberts: Project Manager Laura: Project Manager Julia: Project Leader Sandy: Quality Head Toby, Andy, and Victor: Software Testers Linda, Lisa, Paula, Edger and Alex: Module Leaders Storyline: Project Manager, Roberts has newly been shifted to manage various projects (running or in...


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