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April 13, 2014  9:26 PM

Why The Last Mile Of Project Management Marathon Is Toughest



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project

Let us consider we have reached to the final lap of project management.

March 22, 2014  11:48 PM

Bug Management Must Have Bug Avoidance On Its Agenda



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, software testing

Bug management complies of many of the activities related to bugs. It comprises of bug identification, documentation, reporting, action and closures....


March 19, 2014  10:47 PM

Less Business Knowledge Leads To Immature Product



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software testing

Business knowledge is equally important for two major teams working on a product – one, the development team, who has taken the burden of converting...


March 19, 2014  10:29 PM

Do You Focus More On Count Of Bug And Coverage Than Curbing The Cause



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software testing

Most of the time whenever a product has to go to testing team, the whole attention starts going into ensuring complete coverage of product, exhaustive testing, test results, test cases, test strategy, test plan and so on thereby thinking that the


March 5, 2014  8:07 AM

A Good Programmer Cannot be a Good Tester To Replace One



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, software development, software testing, tester

It has become as well proven fact that a tester cannot become a good programmer and a programmer cannot be a good tester. It does not mean that a...


March 4, 2014  8:20 AM

Role of Testing Team During A Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software testing

Role of testing team is to look into enhancement of the application built for a customer and making it as near to the scope and reality of business as per the expectations of the customer. If development had been free of errors or bugs, there would never have been a need for a...


March 3, 2014  12:13 AM

Bug Fixing Is As Serious An Affair As Developing A New Build



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software testing

Bug fixing for development team is as serious affair as a new built, or rather it must be a more serious affair. It is quite phenomenal that no product development has ever been 100% bug free. In fact importance and necessity of testing phase and testers is increasing exponentially. Again a general...


February 28, 2014  10:45 PM

Adherence to Schedule in Testing is Critical



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software testing

Test strategy, test plan, test schedule, test cases and test scenarios - everything go haywire if test schedule goes for a big deviation thereby disturbing the complete timelines of project. Definitely there should be no shortcuts taken for testing of a product thereby creating leakages that could...


February 28, 2014  10:37 PM

Comprehensive and Detailed Test Report Makes Lot of Sense



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software testing

A comprehensive and detailed test report preparation during test phase of a newly developed product as mentioned in an earlier post

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February 28, 2014  10:17 PM

Ensure Complete Test Coverage For a Product



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

It is important to ensure completeness of testing for any new product built based on the customer's business...


February 16, 2014  6:21 PM

Three Demanding Areas In Mobile Technology



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software development, software testing

Coming years are usage of mobile technology in the corporate word - to cater to their desktop/ enterprise apps on mobile platrofrm so as to provide the versatility and freedom to use it anywhere, anytime with least amount of gadgets requirements. In today's scenario, everyone is using a smartphone...


February 16, 2014  6:07 PM

Focus More On Mobile Apps: Development and Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management. Software quality, software development, software testing, tester

2014 would be a year to focus more on development and deployment of mobile applications in corporate world all across the globe. Corporate are seeking an absolute confidence in using their enterprise software apps on mobile, at least to cover the core business part. Confidence is definitely...


January 19, 2014  1:41 PM

Quality Is Synchronization and Unanimous Consolidation



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software testing

One absolutely important role of Quality function which is not there in written in their agendas anywhere but which is always done by them is to take all stakeholders in sync and perform a consolidation of product unanimously before letting is QC cleared and okayed for release to customer. Why is...


January 19, 2014  2:03 AM

5 Factors Causing Panic During Testing Phase



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, software development, Software Project, software testing

Projects do get delayed mostly as per their plans due to various reasons. But mostly the major brunt is to be absorbed by testing. Reasons for this could be many but important to learn is to cover the testing team with a shield so that none of this kind of panicking pressures penetrate and create...


January 19, 2014  1:49 AM

Quality Is Not Speed To Deliver



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester

If you feel that speed produces better results, you are wrong and carrying a misconception in mind. Speed in lack of proper direction and predefined or planned results is always a disaster. One has to be very clear what results are in demand while carrying out testing of a product. That is where a...


October 30, 2013  2:04 PM

Demand Of Quality Professionals Is On High And Will Remain So



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software development, Software Project

Quality is a lot more that identifying and controlling defects. With increasing dependencies on business applications be it on server, mobile or web; is demanding more and more professionals who are capable of this paradigm shift and are intelligent enough to accept the challenge. One of the major...


October 30, 2013  2:02 PM

Business Needs More Serious Quality Professionals Than Developers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project

There is a huge shift in mindset regarding scope of quality in software industry. Given the fact that dependency of business is increasing on applications, the adverse impact of any flaw bypassed during quality might impact business heavily. A small transaction leading to a wrong calculation due to...


October 30, 2013  2:00 PM

Three Focus Areas To Deliver A Healthy And Delighting Product



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, testing

Software industry depends highly on quality of product. Bug encountered during and post production but before launch always cost in terms of time and money. Fixing a bug might take a small chunk of time but retesting again is a time consuming job which is required to ensure the impact of bug fixed...


October 30, 2013  1:33 PM

Quality Is Nothing But QA, QC and Compliance



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project, software testing, testing

Typically the vast scope of quality can be divided into three major streams - Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA) and Compliance. All three streams are critical for any organization engaged in software development activities – be it as a vendor or for internal use. In any case – an...


October 27, 2013  11:06 PM

Wireframe Helps In Meeting Software Application Development Timelines



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project

A wireframe is nothing but a blueprint for any sized software project in today's corporate world. Think about a building on a land is first presented as a blueprint in order to explain the architecture and design of that building. The layout of the building is shown on this blueprint along with the...


August 25, 2013  12:00 PM

Agile 2013 5-8 Aug Nashville: Review on Panelists of Industry Analyst Panel Discussion



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project

During the recently concluded Agile 2013 event in Nashville, besides other agendas, one prominent one was Agile 2013 Industry Analyst Panel Discussion. Panelists included:

  1. Thomas Murphy - Research Director, Gartner, Redmond, WA USA: Thomas Murphy's top agenda is to ensure development...


August 13, 2013  10:50 PM

5 Parameters To Consider Before Taking New Development Task



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project

In a business scenario lot of development requirements keep coming up from various functions. Each function is vital to business and hence can’t be ignored just like that. There has to be a measurable systematic approach through which the requirements are assessed and then accepted or rejected...


August 13, 2013  9:11 PM

Different Scenarios Encountered To Handle A New Development Task



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software, software development, Software Project

Whenever a new task of development comes to a development team, it encounters various scenarios that we are going to highlight below. The new requirement might be in shape of an add-on to an existing functionality, an altogether new requirement or a revamp of existing functionality. What various...


August 5, 2013  10:33 PM

Project Leader Or Project Manager



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, software, software development, Software Project

A project manager manages a project in terms of managing teams, meeting deadlines and milestones, and so on. But project leadership is about something different. Where on hand project manager tends to perform what organization desires, on the hand, a project leader would not hesitate in finding out...


August 5, 2013  9:28 PM

Lack Of Database Documentation Hits Hard On Business



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software, software development, Software Project

Most of the companies do not have a policy to ensure a well documented database. At times companies take up this exercise seriously and produce a well explained and structured documentation for the database in use but gradually with the frequent changes happening and new applications taking place,...


July 30, 2013  10:34 PM

Software Test Industry Is About To Boom



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

No wonder if you get to know that the global demand of expert software testing professionals is increasing exponentially. There are, in general, two misconceptions about this profession - one, a technology/ engineering guy if does not succeed in software development business take testing as a...


July 21, 2013  1:11 PM

5 Myths Customer Has During Customer Requirements Analysis



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project

5 Myths that a customer carries at the juncture when Business Requirement Analysis is being done, which lead to failure later could be: 1. I am very busy: Well, though I know the process to the core but right now I am very busy so please talk to xyz down the line who will explain you on the...


July 21, 2013  11:30 AM

Ten Facts About Customer Requirements



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, software development, Software Project, software testing

Few facts about customer requirements: 1. Customer requirements keep changing during the course of development of a product. 2. It is damn critical to absorb customer requirements, expectations and untold dreams precisely and correctly in documentation and product. 3. Behind every line of...


July 7, 2013  10:11 PM

Ten Factors Impacting Quality Of Software



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

You ask any software company about their first wish and it will be a consistent desire to produce quality software. Ideally it would be fantastic if the product goes beyond the expectations of customer in terms of quality but usually it never happens. EVery time a product is handed over to...


June 23, 2013  5:13 PM

Even For Global Projects You Need To Go Local



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project

Any roadmap to software development begins with a plan for its deployment post development. Whether it is a self sponsored project or based on a new requirement that has come from an external customer - before initiation, its destination is finalized. There could be another category of software...


June 16, 2013  9:00 PM

A Single Bug Can Cause A Huge Disaster: NASA Hired Testing Services From Coverity



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project, software testing, testing

It is all about quality but not on the planet Earth. It is about Curiosity Rover from NASA that is currently on the planet Mars that is around 50 million miles away from Earth. The purpose of sending Mars...


June 11, 2013  10:24 PM

GE Healthcare Aiming For Big Investment In Building Advanced And Innovative Systems



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software development, Software Project

Healthcare is a booming industry for last many years and shall remain so for coming few years. Technological innovations and engagements have made this industry much more responsible in terms of providing solutions to complex cases, collaboration in terms of global forums and discussions; and...


June 3, 2013  8:35 PM

Seven Essential Guidelines For Setting Up Staging Server



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software, software development, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Following are the five essential guidelines for setting up your Staging Server while releasing it to key users for conducting UAT: 1. Select the right audience: If you are scared about failure of UAT and therefore select not too expert end user you are digging your own grave. Select the best of...


April 28, 2013  11:23 PM

Ten Golden Lessons From Agile Manifesto For Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, Software Project

Agile manifesto talks about 'people first' and not about software for a software development project. it emphasizes on valuing people above everything else. If you are able to achieve that, nothing is impossible to achieve further. Though the manifesto looks simpler to adopt but is quite difficult...


April 28, 2013  10:49 PM

What Is Hot For Software Developers As Interns In Global Companies



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, software, software development, Software Project

If you are doing MS or Doctorate (PhD) in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering you can apply for selection in software engineer job in various global companies. This would be a full time job initially being taken as intern. It would not be a regular in nature. One...


March 16, 2013  7:26 PM

What Developers Think About Other Teams In A Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, project manager, software development, Software Project, tester

qatestlab What an excellent crux has been concluded in this one picture by QATestLab on...

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February 7, 2013  11:06 PM

Software Companies Can Do Wonders With Agile Development And Lean Principles



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development, Software Project

Around a couple of years back a very interesting article was published on Forbes website educating on importance and role of Lean and Agile in Software Development Organizations. Dan Woods,...


January 31, 2013  10:22 PM

Are You Risking Your Organization By Becoming Bob



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software development

Bob was a highly paid development engineer in a U.S. company. Somehow he got addicted to certain social media activities on internet to an extent that without compromising with his job he found out a dangerous way of getting the job allocated to him by bypassing his organization's security...


January 31, 2013  9:12 PM

Five Pitfalls In Product Development That Delays Project Launch Drastically



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, software development, Software Project, software testing

Delays in projects do happen. Sometimes with reasons within control and sometime beyond control. A proactive approach, hence, is always preferred so as to avoid a big disaster at a later stage of project nearing completion. The later is the disaster, the higher is the impact. Severity or the risk...


January 31, 2013  9:02 PM

Five Must Do For A Tester



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software development, tester, testing

Testing is a more serious job than coding. If there is a flaw in coding, tester is there to take care of it but there remains a flaw in your testing it is the customer that is going to shave off your head that too sometimes in a very bad manner depending on the severity of bugs or loopholes left in...


January 6, 2013  9:31 PM

Top Ten Trends In Project Management For 2013: Global Leading PM Training Company ESI International



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development, Software Project

Three days back one of the world's top company engaged in project management training - ESI International - has officially released in a press conference -

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November 25, 2012  7:10 PM

Six Failing Factors In Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project

This is a lovely comic strip from BrightWork and says a lot about the misleading components of a project. The whole game of project management depends solely on its drivers. If it is being driven wholeheartedly engaging all its stakeholders, nothing can take it away from success. But the misleading...


November 25, 2012  6:40 PM

Project Failure Happens At US Airport



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project, software testing

Nobody would think that the things that happen in developing, under-developed and not developed countries can happen in developed countries like the United States too. Passenger screening machines being supplied at U.S. airports has become a highly controversial matter now. The fact coming out is...


November 24, 2012  12:29 PM

Project Quality: Thanksgiving Means No Thanksliving for Turkey



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project management. Software quality, project manager, software development, Software Project

This is Constance MArie on WhoSay. This is a small Thanksgiving video, and its tagline says "Happy Thanksliving!!! The turkey gets to live." [brightcove] Well, if we correlate this occasion with Project lifecycle, let us see what are various Thanksgiving instances that arise during various...


November 18, 2012  10:19 PM

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grants 2012 Benefits Healthcare Of Pune Citizens



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project management. Software quality, software development, Software Project

Pune local city administrative body - Pune Municipal Corporation - PMC - has finally shortlisted global software company - IBM India for working together on a new and comprehensive project. This project will be aimed at building a comprehensive healthcare solution for the residents of Pune. The...


October 31, 2012  8:10 AM

Five Commandants In Quality Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, software, software development, Software Project, software testing, testing

1. Quality is to be built along with the project development and not after it 2. Quality is not a single person’s or team’s task 3. Quality is not a TASK, it is a CULTURE 4. If Project is an investment, Quality is an assurance of secured return on this investment 5. Quality need not be...


September 24, 2012  9:41 PM

5 Myths of a Developer that Spoil His Career



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, project management, software, software development, Software Project

We all have certain amount of myths within us and sometimes we start loving to live with them. A developer’s job is quite critical in any software development project as this is the guy who is doing all ground level work. Whatever he produces goes to the customer though after passing through...


August 19, 2012  10:37 PM

Video: Chair Assembling To Educate On TQM



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Cycle Time, developer, Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development

Hey Guys! While exploring in the ocean of videos called Youtube, I managed to find another good video that was educative, informative, guiding and humorous all at the same time. It is focused on some of the very important aspects of product development or production. Customer requirement is most...


August 5, 2012  2:12 PM

Thee Critical Touch Points For Project Manager During A Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, software development, Software Project, software testing

Project manager has to be a versatile and universal kind of entity in an organization rather than limiting him/herself to a particular department or specific focus area. Project Manager has to be visibly an overall scale predicting the progress and health of the project. He has to be informative...


August 5, 2012  1:43 PM

Three Logistics of Project Management



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Lifecycle, project management, project manager, software development, Software Project

If, for any kind of project, focus on three important areas when put right since the beginning of project; might help in attaining desired results and outcomes in appropriate, timely and within budget targets. The logistics are not mentioned here in terms of their importance as I feel all of them...


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