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June 30, 2012  10:46 PM

5 Negative Factors Responsible For Frequent Change In Requirements



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

Change in requirements is not an unknown phenomenon in any kind of project. In software development it is rather happens more frequently. The adaptability of asking for such changes from customer end and accepting such changes at vendor end is quite higher and syncs well to such an...

June 30, 2012  10:15 PM

5 Factors That Drive A Developer To Create Bugs While Development



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

Developers are probably most creative group of people who keep themselves engaged in creating code all the time. Since perfection and human beings are some steps apart in whatsoever is done by human beings, there always is an urge found to strive for perfection. This is what makes them good...


January 26, 2012  6:07 PM

How Much Sales Pitch Is Required In Project Manager



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

Sales department is the one that brings in the business for any organization. Most of the sales start with leads and cold calls which gradually transform into hot calls, though not all. Once customer show willingness towards product, sales team pushes the lead to techo-team so as to educate...


January 24, 2012  5:18 PM

Do You Make Your Apple Tree Project Bear Poisonous Fruits



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project failure, project management, project success, Software Project

We all are human beings. Projects are made to be driven not only by human beings but it implies to all living world. Project comprise of deadlines, targets, follow-ups, meetings, team creation, team management, and so on. An apple plant has a target to bear apples when it grows into a tree. How...


November 25, 2011  7:40 PM

Project Stakeholders are Project Watchmen or Drivers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project stakeholder, Software Project

A project consists of various stakeholders – some internal and some external. Stakeholders of the project usually live on another planet. Being a stakeholder in a project give them a feel that they are like a king of the land called PROJECT ruling on the teams working in their project territory....


November 25, 2011  6:54 PM

Reducing Project Cost can Itself be a Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project cost, project management, project sponsors, self sponsored project, Software Project

Any project can be made successful if two of its components are left unnoticed, which are – expenses on the project and time limits. Though both of them are the most critical components and none of the projects on this earth can be run or finished on the basis of ignoring these two components....


November 24, 2011  6:13 PM

It is Business Functions that Spoil the Show Mostly



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Business function, business process, process capability, process management, process owner, project management, Software Project

A big corporate starts new business and hence a new company takes birth. Though it is a new setup, there is a mix of old and new employees and similar is the case with business processes. Some old processes are adopted as it is, whereas some process are formed totally newly based on the learning...


November 20, 2011  2:52 PM

When Top Management Becomes Helpless During Implementation



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

No management ever wants any of the ongoing large scale projects in the organization getting failed or substantially delayed due to two main factors – one, their reputation is at stake, and two, they are bound to lose some of their personal financial kitty in that case. But still we see many of...


November 20, 2011  1:57 PM

It Doesnot Matter SAP or BaaN more than Implementation Process



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
erp project, project management, Software Project

I recently visited a reputed international manufacturing company having 98% revenues from exports to various countries. The setup was somewhat like 3 manufacturing units in a major metro, creating a sort of zone. Another manufacturing unit was in a far off place taking 4 days to reach by road...


November 15, 2011  5:36 PM

ERP implementation in a Greenfield project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
ERP, Greenfield project, project management, Software Project

ERP implementation in a Greenfield project that takes place for a new factory or office setup, as per my understanding, should be totally different from a conventional ERP implementation that takes place in an already running plant of office environment. None of the modules as such are required to...


November 7, 2011  5:15 PM

Why Does A Project Manager Need A Break From the Project



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

A regular type of work all the time makes it boring and typed thereby taking away all the variety that one needs in life for progress. This leads to a stale state of mindset where you set yourself limited to only one kind of thinking that to a certain extent. Some ice breaking is required to get...


August 31, 2011  1:10 PM

Project Estimations Is Not Management Ballgame



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project cost, project estimations, project management, Software Project

All projects in which management is the sole player in deciding about project estimations have higher chances of failing as compared to projects in which all members engaged with project in any manner have been involved in determining project estimations. When it is management that does project...


August 22, 2011  4:52 PM

With No Measurement Of Plan Project Failure Is Not Too Far



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project measurement, project metrics, project milestones, Project Plan, project team, Software Project

Any project has some basic requirements like project committee, stakeholders, sponsors, requirements, initiation, team formation, plan and milestones identification, project development, execution, implementation, handover, and finally project closure. What it means is that each of...


August 22, 2011  4:47 PM

Project Ends With Either Win Win Or Lose Lose



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, project manager, project team, Software Project

A customer is supposed to be quite cooperative and involved throughout the project. A project is supposed to be completed well in time complying with all the requirements specified by customer. Customer requirements specified in the beginning of a project are supposed to be...


August 18, 2011  5:58 PM

Project Starting Without Project Plan Is Like Driving With No Route Knowledge



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

There is a big difference between mediocre companies and well structured companies working in same set of business. Let us see a set of software development companies. This set contains two types of companies having different project management methodologies. All other types of...


August 18, 2011  5:50 PM

If Sponsor Is Weak It Is Better To Drop Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Having a high level seat in an organization qualifies a person to sponsor a project. Sponsor could be one person, generally one top positions or a groups of persons comprising of top/ middle level of management of one or different organizations. Projects may be self sponsored too...


August 15, 2011  6:35 AM

Projects With Least Involvement Of Sponsors Do Not Do Well



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

Project Sponsor(s) are the executives whose dream gets a hope of light of the day when the plan to give a reality shape to this dream is made by forming a team and assigning relevent task to each of the team members. Project sponsors ususally are too senior lot of people ususally...


August 15, 2011  6:28 AM

Dream Based Projects Prone To Fail In Lack Of Vision And Clarity



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

A CEO of a software company dreamt about a very great product one fine day and decided to give it a shape in reality world with the help of his strongly skilled team. The team spent many days on brainstorming about this new product conceptualization, design and development part....


August 7, 2011  8:00 AM

Quality Is Not Something We Are Not Aware Of In Our Day To Day Life



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
quality assurance, quality control, Software Project, software quality

Any human being is a born quality manager and keep demonstrating his quality skills in day to day life by managing everything that comes in way by means of best possible solutions. A child is taught about cleanliness and discipline right from begining to sreamline his daily work....


August 7, 2011  7:40 AM

Everyone Is A Born Project Manager



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

A child is born to get groomed to be responsible for various activities all across his life during his transformation from infant to toddler to teenager to adult to old. At various stages he has to undertake various responsibilites along with a continuous learning process. A stage...


July 31, 2011  6:42 PM

A Dozen Of Super Sixers On Project Management And Quality Assurance



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, Software Project

1. Six facts about software application risks 2. Six Pack User Manual – how to build 3.


July 31, 2011  2:36 PM

Twenty Nine High Fiver Blogs On Project Management And Quality Assurance



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

Five guidelines for customer project team while filling Post Implementation Review form


July 26, 2011  6:07 PM

Sixteen Blogs On Identificaiton Of Customer Requirements



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
customer requirement, project management, Software Project

Customer Requirements need to be wisely analyzed before committing its fulfilment to customer. Many a times a commitment which has not been properly analyzed and assessed...


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 –

  • • Team...


  • July 15, 2011  5:02 PM

    Nine More Blogs On Project Manager



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

    1. Dear Project Manager – your “faith” in 5 pillars of project can get you miraculous...

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    July 15, 2011  4:55 PM

    Eight Blogs On Project Manager



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

    1. 15 checkpoints for a Project Manager at the start of a new Project 2.


    July 14, 2011  6:05 PM

    An Extra Mile Of Testing In Initial Phases Saves A Lot Of Project Fuel



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

    An extra mile of testing effort spent at initial level saves lot of efforts at a later stage. Minor hiccups passed over to customer too sometimes create big issues depending on their frequency and volume of occurrence. Imagine a small fly in the sweet dish being...


    July 11, 2011  2:37 AM

    Implementation Phase Is Acid Test For Software Project Success



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    developer, Development, implementation, project management, Software Project, tester, testing

    Tester is not the part of package of a team going for software product implementation. Probably that is wrong on part of project manager if he decided to send a technical team member along with implementation team with a sanction of development and requirement changes...


    June 26, 2011  6:51 PM

    An Approach Of Project Cost Estimation And Another For Software Testing



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    developer, Development, project management, Software Project, tester, testing

    Each bug in the software costs. The first hidden cost is the developers time that could have gone in a neat code, except goes into embedding a bug in his code. This all happens unnoticingly. No developer intentionaly writes bugful codes. It happens inherently due to a set of fixed...


    June 26, 2011  6:23 PM

    My Earlier Pains About Testers And Developers Are Still Intact



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

    When I started blogging on ITKnowledgeExchange.com under the blog title ” Quality Assurance and Project Management” in the middle of the year 2008, I wanted to pour out all my experience on Project Management, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Team Management and other...


    June 25, 2011  6:39 PM

    Each Bug Has An Element Of Cost Associated With It



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    bug fixing, bug reporting, developer, Development, project management, Software Project, tester, testing

    Usually it is not the developer’s fault if he build bug in addition to writing code for any application, The seriousness of application may vary from business point of view, the way that application is going to cater to the business management. Even a game code for a gaming...


    June 25, 2011  6:15 PM

    An Approach To Ascertain Leverage Of Developing Bugs In Place OF Neat Software Product



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    developer, Development, project management, Software Project, tester, testing

    Every Bug has a cost to fix and for that sake to report too. It takes someone’s time (tester’s) to find out the bug in a software product. It takes another piece of time to write and report it to development team who in turn is responsible to fix the bug. Fixing of...


    June 24, 2011  6:37 PM

    Testing And Project Progress Go Hand In Hand



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, Software Project, tester

    There are seven instances when a tester need to knock to Project Manager for certain requirements or help from him without which his role as a tester cannot move further. Any lack in those assistance to tester will certainly mean lack in delivery of right product/ bug free product. For isntance...


    May 26, 2011  12:24 PM

    Test Environment Versus Live Environment



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

    It is not actually Test Environment Detail Template. It should be termed as Test Environment Template. Let us first understand some terms first as below. Test Environment: An environment in terms of hardware (server, end user, networking, LAN, WAN), software...


    May 25, 2011  11:20 AM

    Three Initiators To Lead A Team Without Being Team Leader



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

    1. Proactive And Intuitive: Alternatively imagine of a team that wakes up only when the water has reached till neck height will take four times of efforts to resolve the same issues. That means a proactive approach is always good with a good flavour of intuitive power. Being...


    May 24, 2011  11:03 AM

    Positive And Negative Traits Of Project Say A Lot If Analysed



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, Software Project

    Positive of negative traits of a project do not happen on its own. Every act has a reason and every reason has a cause. It is quite important to understand the cause and reason behind any act that occurs during a project lifecycle. Any deviation from a regular trend...


    May 23, 2011  11:31 AM

    Understanding A Complex Situation Is First Mantra Of Success For A Project Team



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, Software Project, team management

    Sole purpose of team formation is to manage a tough task collectively and finding out success paths collectively. A team shares success and failures together even if few among all members are responsible for it. Each member of team is supposed to benefit project progress in one way...


    May 23, 2011  10:49 AM

    Project Team Sizing And Optimizing



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, project team, Software Project, team management

    Best part in a team versus an individual is that a single person will think only with his brain having no discussions, brainstorming, alternatives and different perspectives. A team comprises of different heads, having different ways of thinking and tacking situations. In a group...


    May 18, 2011  12:20 PM

    Dynamic Team Vs Static Team



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, project team, Software Project, team management

    Imagine that you start your new venture. This venture has no scope of any recruitment in the beginning and there is only a small office with you to start your operations. Gradually there is an ample scope of expansion of business, more office space, recruitment of staff etc. during...


    May 17, 2011  9:59 AM

    Five Requirement Based Face Saving Statements Against Customer To Hide Shortcomings



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    customer requirement, project management, Software Project

    A fight between customer and vendor related to requirement keeps going on till the project finish stages starting right from the requirement study phase. Whatsoever methodology or standards you adopt to capture customer requirements, there will always remain a gap between what...


    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...


    May 12, 2011  11:56 AM

    Six Standard Norms Customer Seeks In Software Product



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

    When customer places an order to a vendor for procurement/ development of software application, intention is to get enhancement in business by way of process optimization/ improvement. Of course the finalization of a vendor has gone through a proper scrutiny and analysis process so...


    May 12, 2011  11:50 AM

    Some Thoughts On What Makes Software Product Lose Credibility Or Touch Sky Heights



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, Software Project

    We have seen many software touching sky heights even with quite a less number of features and functionalities. We have also seen lot many software falling nosedive having bulk of features and functionalities. Is it the difference of simple and complex that makes any product...


    April 29, 2011  9:54 AM

    Segregating Customer Desire Need And Greed Carves Project Success



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    customer requirement, project management, project manager, Software Project

    Customer will always be hesitant in declaring software project as complete by means of talking about more and more to be done in the software. This ‘more’ could be anything like functionality, requirements, confusion, frustration, appearance, performance and what not. Some of...


    April 27, 2011  10:52 AM

    Five Testing Angles For A Tester To Perform Efficiently



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

    A tester has to look at a product for testing purposes by getting into different modes (or rather I will say by being different avatars) to ensure his mission got completed successfully in terms of time, efforts and results. Though both – tester and developer work on same product...


    April 26, 2011  11:29 AM

    Success Failure Product And Techies



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, project success, software product, Software Project, team management

    It is said that howsoever confidentially you keep information about what you have become, why and how it gets revealed at sometime or the other during your career growth. There are three stages mainly during your career as far as failures and successes are concerned. They may...


    April 25, 2011  5:16 AM

    Six Sigma Can Be A Catalyst To Project Management



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    project management, six sigma, Software Project

    Six Sigma focuses on defect analysis and measurable improvements in any process of the organization. Six sigma deployment does not talk about a model that needs to be deployed once that starts doing magic. It is more of a mindset and acceptance at all levels of the organization....


    April 25, 2011  5:05 AM

    Lean In Software Project Management



    Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
    lean, process optimization, project management, resource budget, resource planning, resource utilization, Software Project, team organization, time management

    Business world is quite familiar with this buzz word today known as “Lean”. Organizations all across the globe want to acquire this framework known as Lean be in sizing of organization or its working style. Lean mainly talks about optimization, high yield production, robust...


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