Quality Assurance and Project Management

Feb 25 2009   10:02AM GMT

Top 20 End Objectives of any Software Project



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
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Avoid cost increases
Avoid revenue loss
business survival
continuous learning
customer delight
customer requirements
customer satisfaction
first time right
growth
Improved service
Increase in revenue
maturity
profits
project completion
Project Lifecycle
project objectives
project overrun
project quality
project sign-off
Reduce costs
revenues
software business
software metrics
Software Project
software project management
software quality
software requirements
stakeholders
standards and methodology
team accountability
Team building
team responsibility
team role
transparency

Certainly and obviously, every business has a set of objectives. Every business strives for survival, growth, revenues, profits, satisfaction and maturity. The clearer the objective are, the easier it is to achieve them. To achieve the objectives, if the destination is clear, it becomes easier to set the direction of the business, to set the milestones, to chalk out the roadmap, to set the drive, to decide the pace and to achieve them. The top 20 end objectives of any software project can be listed as below (note that the hierarchy is not as critical as the understanding of the gravity of each of the objective):

  • 1. Control on Project Lifecycle

    2. Standards and Methodology

    3. Metrics

    4. Stakeholders rights

    5. Transparency

    6. Pro-active approach to avoid post-mortem

    7. Universal approach for similar projects

    8. Timely completion, sign-offs and payments

    9. Customer satisfaction and delight

    10. Customer requirements and both end clarity on objectives of the product

    11. Team building

    12. Roles, responsibilities and accountability

    13. Continuous Learning from failures/ overruns – no repetition of same mistakes to achieve continuous improvement overall

    14. First time right approach

    15. Quality right from start – ongoing – every step

    16. Increase in revenue

    17. Avoid revenue loss

    18. Reduce costs

    19. Avoid cost increases

    20. Improved service

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    • griffin208y134
      These are not real objectives. Objectives should follow the SMART guideline right?
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    • Jaideep Khanduja
      If not real, try leaving them for a real project and see the risk. :)
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