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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.


July 29, 2010  11:47 AM

Software Testing And Stephen Covey



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, business requirement, developer, Development, project management, Software Project, software requirement, Stephen Covey, tester, testing

”We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be and our attitudes and behaviours grow out of these assumptions.”. This quote is from the author of the famous book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, Stephen Covey....


April 23, 2010  9:30 AM

Project Management and Project Defects



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, business process, project defect, project management, software development, Software Project, software requirement, software testing

A study shows that incomplete, improper or imperfect requirements collection during business and requirement study leads to 70% defects in the final product. The shortfalls in the software product delivered to customer affect its business process not only initially but for long. As...


April 21, 2010  7:18 AM

Software Development Project and Rework



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analyst, Project Development, project implementation, project management, project requirement, project rework, project team, requirement analysis, requirement study, software development, software implementation, Software Project, software requirement, software rework

As per study software development team on an average spends almost 40% of their time on rework. The rework requirements may arise by way of – development team revisiting their code and finding out some lacunae; Quality control test/ bug report; or requirements fine tuning at customer end during...


November 23, 2009  10:00 AM

Project Management and the Risk Factor



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Project Development, project implementation, Project Lifecycle, project management, project methodology, risk, Risk Management, software development, software management, software requirement, tester, testing

Any software development and implementation project comprises of risks. The visible risks are easy to handle or manage. Invisible risks are more vulnerable. Invisible risks are like volcanoes that can erupt without any warning and can...


November 20, 2009  10:00 AM

How your Web Application Performs on Various Browsers?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
application performance, browser, developer, development team, legacy software, project management, software design, software development, Software Project, software requirement, tester, testing, web application, web browser

You are in software development and in today’s world you can’t escape from most of your customer demanding either replacing their legacy software in use with new web application or the development of a new web application. Every customer wants to keep maximum...


November 13, 2009  10:00 AM

Ten Commandants for Project Manager in Requirements Change Management



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

Requirements Change management if managed haphazardly may become a disaster for both customer and the product, so it has to be managed very wisely and tactically. And the role of a project manager in this is very crucial. In such a case the role of Project Manager can be sequentially summarized...


November 9, 2009  10:00 AM

How Requirements evolve during a Software Project?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, developer, project management, project manager, project phase, Software Project, software requirement

New requirements or change in existing requirements is an inevitable process in any software project. As a project manager you encounter it during every phase of a project. Some requirements emerge internally by your own team and some come from the customer. Internal requirements result from...


October 26, 2009  10:00 AM

Five ‘must-have’ skills to be a Business Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis, business analyst, business knowledge, business process, business rule, customer requirement, Development, process, project management, quality, software, Software Project, software requirement, technical knowledge

As stated in my previous post, a Business Analyst is a quite powerful role that establishes the base of a project. It is the first visible pillar for a project which involves communication, leadership, writing, technical and functional skills together. A business analyst has to have a great depth...


October 23, 2009  10:00 AM

Various roles of a Business Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business analysis, business process, business rule, customer requirement, Development, process, project management, quality, software, Software Project, software requirement

Business Analyst is a quite powerful role forming the base of a project. It is the first visible pillar for a project which involves communication, leadership, writing, technical and functional skills together. A business analyst has to have a great depth of knowledge of the business on one hand, a...


August 17, 2009  1:00 PM

Dear software developer – what is your mileage?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, documentation, planning, software development, software requirement, software testing

I have two sets of developers. Both bunches contain quite considerable number of developers. Let us call it first set of developers and second set of developers. Both sets have their own unique way of functioning and performing. First set of developers work randomly with no documentation, no...


April 2, 2009  10:06 AM

Different Software Applications have different set of Risks involved



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
application availability, bank application, high risk, low risk, medium risk, risk, Risk analysis, risk impact, Software application, software availability, software requirement, software usage, software user volume, vulnerability

Any activity is never without risk involved in it. Risk could be classified in different categories like - low, medium or high depending on its impact, software’s requirements and purpose, software usage, and software user volume. Accordingly the risks are identified or rather perceived. Their...


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...


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 26, 2008  10:11 AM

New Release for testing – a tester’s paradigm



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, quality assurance, software, software implementation, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, software release, software requirement, Software testers, software testing, software testing tips, softwaretesting, tester

A new software release for testing could be a new product or major changes in the existing software. In either case the bugs report should have a new version number for control purposes. Although in case of a new release of existing software, the existing bugs can be referred to but that does not...


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 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,...


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