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November 21, 2013  10:08 PM

Test Cases Base – Customer Requirement or Development Requirements?



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

I recently met with a test team with an excellent performance record. For all the applications where it had given a green have a track record of zero major bug encounter post its launch and 100% customer satisfaction with timely sign off. Definitely the credit goes to this test lead and his team....

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 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...


July 3, 2013  8:46 PM

Video: Kibo Robot Project: Meet Robot Kirobo



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

[brightcove] This is about Kibo Robot Project in which Toyota is participating in which Kobo Astronaut is travelling to space to find out exhaustive interesting facts and findings. The robot named Kirobo will be accompanied by few of the human astronauts - Commander Wakata and his team. Toyota's...


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...


May 29, 2013  9:45 PM

Book Review: Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: A Good Read For Developers And Beyond



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
developer, software, Software Project

Whether you are a rookie, amateur or an expert in coding, this book would definitely prove to be an interesting read for you. It does not really matter if you are not a developer, even then it will definitely give you a good amount of interesting information. Whether you are tester, programmer, or...


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...


April 28, 2013  9:54 PM

Five Factors That Make A New Software Product Diminish Fast



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software, Software Project

Lot of software are launched on regular basis. Mostly these days you will find web based, cloud apps more in the making. At times some software get launched without much hype and propaganda and otherwise many software are launched with lot of advertising, hype creation and propaganda. Why many...


April 28, 2013  3:28 PM

How To Zero Down To Best Possible Product Among Ready Made Software In Market



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software

Each software product launched in the market has a specific purpose, targeted audience and defined geographies. A game for instance will be targeted for a particular age group, a specific genre and available for audience all across the globe. An application related to small business segment might...


April 28, 2013  2:32 PM

Why More Bugs Satisfy A Tester More



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

Nobody would like to have a bug prone app as far as end user is concerned. When an end user is paying for an app in the market, it means he expects to get what is committed to be delivered in a most satisfying manner with highest level of accuracy. Especially when the app is related to core...


February 27, 2013  6:27 PM

Testing Of Mobile Transfer Feature Begun On BlackBerry In Indonesia



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project management, software, testing

It is interesting to note that Indonesia won over US and Europe for testing of...

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November 24, 2012  1:20 PM

Be Original While Testing Or Coding



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

Here are few quotes/ posters I found on net which are quite relevant to the job of a QC and Code writing guys. Curiosity is something than can chip in an extra edge in both - a developer, and a tester.


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 5, 2012  3:57 PM

QTP versus Open Source Test Automation Tools



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
QTP, software, testing, Testing Automation Tools

Logically it is not Quick Test Professional (QTP) versus Open Source Testing Tools but I would rather say it is a comparison between paid/ costly tools vis a vis open source tools which are supposed to be presumably free of cost tools. There can be a number of differences between the two categories...


July 22, 2012  10:59 PM

If You Are Still Following Waterfall Then You Are Certain To Fall



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

Waterfall Video Hey guys, this is not a technical video attached here in this post. This is a waterfall in a place called Panchkula near Jammu in India. This waterfall video I have watched n number of times and every nth time I watch it,...


July 22, 2012  10:30 PM

Experts Comments on Book: Technology Specific Guide for QTP



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
software, Software Project, software testing, tester, testing

Details of book - cost, availability This new book on QTP for Web Testing is a simple, crisp and a must read for all beginners, novice and experts in the field of software...


July 22, 2012  8:51 PM

Video: What Stops A Good Programmer Becoming A Good Tester



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

Hi Guys, This is basically the video version of my long back posted article here on IT Knowledge Exchange website. Probably that is one of my earliest blogs and it got quite popular among readers belonging to Project Management, Software Projects, Quality Assurance, Quality Control fields. Here...


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...


July 11, 2011  2:27 AM

Testing Methodology Has To Vary For Development And Support Phase



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

Support comes after project completion. Project lifecycle but must treat support phase as a component of it. Prior to support the major project phases include – project initiation, requirement collection and freezing (though freezing is not actually freezing till the handover and...


June 27, 2011  6:42 PM

If Doctor Starts Curing His Patients Like A Programmer



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

Why Software Developers are not Doctors? was another interesting read to understand the satire behind the simple title line. Software developers are quite famous (and that is not in...


January 13, 2011  10:46 AM

Treat Bugs As Software Enhancers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, developer, product, project management, software, tester

Bugs are a gentle reminder to respective developer and a sort of alarm for him to check nothing has been skipped as per user and business perspective. Bugs also act as useful and productive communication initiators between tester and developer till the individual loop gets closed...


September 6, 2010  9:35 AM

Five Gems For A Tester To Groom In Professional Life



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
assurance, control, Project, project management, quality, software, tester, testing

A testing career like any other careers in Software Project has a long journey to cover to reach to a level of satisfaction. Tester needs to perform his career objectives consistently during all stages of his career. A consistency in performance will help him sustain his current...


January 19, 2010  10:50 AM

Have You Installed Latest Patch For YOUR OWN Upgrade



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
patch, programmer, software, tester, training, update, upgrade

Like a piece of software or hardware requires regular upgrades and updates to perform smoothly with the changes scenarios, a programmer or tester also needs the same. Or for that sake every human being on personal and professional front requires it. How it is done is important. In...


January 5, 2010  12:08 PM

An orthodox software project scenario



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, coder, coding, developer, Development, project management, software, Software Project, tester, testing

In most of the orthodox software project scenarios software testing is a late entry. Mostly testing starts when the coding is finished. The concept of complete code testing prevails where the testers are assumed to conduct testing on the product once it is...


December 7, 2009  10:00 AM

Eight Goal Settings for Software Developers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
coder, coding, developer, Development, goal setting, Project, software, tester, testing

As discussed in previous post, goal setting is a chain reaction. Goal setting by one will definitely force another to set their goal as it is obvious to happen in a team. Project management is a team effort. Like in football, a pass by center to forward enables him to shoot a...


December 3, 2009  10:00 AM

If Software is treated like Hardware Component



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
component, hardware, software, Software Project, support

Try finding the cost of hardware components like RAM, harddisk, floppy drive, cd-drive etc. a decade back and you will be shocked to notice their price at that time as compared to today’s price. And just go back to that era and check the warranties we used to get on these...


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...


November 3, 2009  10:00 AM

Project Plans having no Place for ‘Documentation Process’ Compromise with the Quality



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
project documentation, project implementation, Project Lifecycle, project management, Project Plan, project quality, project stage, quality, software, software quality, software testing, testing

If we have to compromise with the quality of project at various stages there are many ways to do that. Most stupid way will be to compromise with the quality of the software which in any case is going to create lot of hue and cry in the organization either prior to it goes to customer during...


October 30, 2009  10:00 AM

Project Scope – Customer needs to be shown the right path



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
change management, Project, project implementation, project management, project manager, project scope, sign-off, software, Software Project

One of the project managers of an ERP implementation company got himself into a tight corner. He found himself in a tough situation where an already ‘mutually sealed’ project scope asked for one or two new requirements (or changes in the existing functionality) from the client everyday while...


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...


October 16, 2009  10:00 AM

Five Tips for a project manager for driving (and completing) a Project successfully



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

Involve all stakeholders throughout: This does not mean that all people involved in the project have to keep them available full-time during the project but it means that the knowledge about the project, project progress, shortcomings, bottlenecks etc. should be continuously shared...


October 14, 2009  10:00 AM

20 gems for project managers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, bug report, coder, coding, developer, Development, programmer, programming, project manager, quality, quality control, software, Software Project, technical knowledge, tester, testing

1. A project manager is always right 2. Quality is seriously maintained by developers while developing software 3. A separate set of people (quality control or testers) is not required to take care of the software produced or developed 4. Testers don’t do any substantial value addition in...


October 12, 2009  10:00 AM

What customer type you are?



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, change management, code, customer requirement, software, software implementation, software product, Software Project

One customer type focuses on current requirement, rightly built, with more flexibility towards the business requirements built-in in the database rather than in the code. They believe that if the software meets their current requirements well, the future requirements will be built in at the need of...


September 14, 2009  1:00 PM

Ten facts (or myths) about developers and testers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, business needs, business requirement, code, coding, customer requirement, developer, software, software code, Software tester, software testing

We all know developers and testers both have a tough job all the time. Developers have a key role in developing the software as per customer requirements embedding customer’s business needs into it. Similarly testers have to put all their efforts in ensuring that the software is matching customer...


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...


September 1, 2009  10:00 AM

The 80-20 rule for Developers



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
80/20 rule, Bug, bug-free, project management, software, Software application, software coding, Software developer, Software Project

The 80-20 Rule or most commonly known as “Pareto Principle” was first formulated by the famous Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto in 1895. The principle was named after him and still holds good almost in all the aspects of life. Vilfredo Pareto found that 80% of Italy’s wealth was with 20% of...


August 24, 2009  10:00 AM

If SaaS is acceptable, why not give birth to QaaS?



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

A software division in an IT company is considered to be a profit center whereas the Testing division is considered as cost center. A set of developers develop software, get it tested by a set of testers, sell it in the market and earn profits. The credits and benefits on success of the software...


August 7, 2009  10:00 AM

Ten Mantras for a software developer



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
application, application building, Application development, application functionality, application performance, Bug, bug fixing, bug identification, bug-free, business process, business requirements, Business Rules, code validation, code writing, collaboration, customer experience, end user, process owner, quality, software, Software application, software build, Software developer, software development, software functionality, software performance, software testing, tester

Lot of efforts can be saved in terms of time and money if we reach to a stage of ‘first time right’ in application development. It has been proven largely that no good application can be built and released without extensive testing. Testing is not developers’ ball game – this is also a well...


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 10, 2009  10:00 AM

If you don’t change with the ‘Change’ you get [ex][change]d



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business requirement, change management, customer requirement, development phase, product delay, product launch, project management, project phase, project timelines, software, software build, software development, Software Project, software testing, test phase, testing

In my June 15 2009 post – “Do’s (+) and Don’ts (X) in Project Management”...


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...


March 2, 2009  9:59 AM

10 golden rules for Requirements Based Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business knowledge, change management, integration testing, software, test case, test case repository, test coverage, test metrics, tester, unit testing

10. Document with complete and clear requirements is as important as oxygen in the air: Requirements based testing is purely based on the requirements specified by the customer or software sponsor during the business requirements study phase. Documentation of all requirements (user...


February 16, 2009  11:10 AM

Dear Project Manager – Are your efforts in tune with your schedules (goals?)



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

During one of my initial management trainings (years back) I learnt the different between hard worker and smart worker. This example I could never forget even after so many years. Example of a hard worker is a person who comes to office in the morning, puts off his shirt, start pushing a wall, and...


February 13, 2009  11:06 AM

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



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
customer, management, process, Project, project management, project manager, software, team

I remember a small inspirational story read somewhere recently. A small girl took all the money she had in her piggy bank and went to a nearby drug store. The drug store owner was busy on a phone, and the girl was waiting for him to get free at the earliest. As she got desperate she interrupted the...


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 30, 2009  10:03 AM

TDD requires an extra punch of coding



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
acceptance testing, Bug, coding, developer, software, software logic, Test Driven Development, tester, testing, unit testing, • TDD

TDD is test driven development in which the developers coding efforts become manifold. It is not only the development coding that developer has to write. Along with the requirements coding, the developer has to write code for the testing of each of the logic he has built in the product. It is more...


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