When it comes to new projects , you could say that I’m commitment phobic. For a long time I was more interested in the ideas before launching a new project than the execution. The rule of thumb is that you should never rush in the beginning of the project. I don’t think there is a best way to start a project however there always is a better way. I managed a few projects as a Project Manager for my previous company. I would like to share my experience with you about how did I start most of the mid sized projects and I am happy to get a feedback from you to improve any of my lapses. Full article »
As a Project Manager of an IT start up firm, I gather some experiences about do’s and dont’s of the complete process. I already mentioned tips to become a successful project manager. In this article, I would like to share my experience with you about the key mistakes that project manager should avoid. Full article »
If you want to become a successful Quality Manager, the key is to develop a good QA procedure. You have to clearly define the goal, requirements, review, processes and metrics. It is necessary for you to set up a good QA procedure in order to survive in this competitive market. Most of the good companies who prosper have a solid QA procedure and the implementation starts since the beginning of the project. In this article, I mention a few crucial points in order to become a good QA manager. Full article »
If your project can’t meet a deadline or you deliver project not within the budget and react to problems after they occur, continually add resources as the project goes ahead, then you need to reevaluate your project management methodology to maintain better control and make confident decisions. A good project manager has to have a general management skills with a strong hunch to solve the problem. You have to plan and manage the project, not to do it.
Rational Plan is a very powerful Project Management tool. It helps Project Managers to do plans, allocating resources, tracking progress, managing budgets and analysing workload. The software can be used for any kind of industries like construction, engineering, services & consulting, software development etc.
Risk management is associated with assessing and quantifying business risks, then taking measures to control or reduce them. As software technologies continue to grow in terms of power and complexity we are witnessing the rapid expansion of software into virtually every walk of our business and personal life. Poor software project management can lead to missing deadline, overrun of cost and can also be major cause of ultimate cause of customer dissatisfaction. The following techniques may be considered to assess and address the complete risk management process at your company.
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Both XP and SCRUM are derived from Agile methodology but with a slight different principle and practices. When you work in a software development team, both of the above methodologies are so close that you may get confused which one you are in. Different people provide different opinion about the differences between the two methodologies. I worked with both of the XP and Scrum team. What I learned about the differences between both of the software development approaches, I would like to share with you. Full article »
ISO 9000 is the family of standard for Quality Management System. It is maintained by International Organization for Standardization and is administered by accreditation and certification bodies. My company has been able to improve the quality of the end products and services as well as business processes after having ISO certification.
Elementool Inc, the leading developer of Project Management software, launched On Line Project Management tool, Test Cases yesterday. This software is suitable for real time system such as banks, hospitals, and airplanes where critical bugs may cause serious business loss. Test cases can be managed and controlled more efficiently with the help of this tool. There are two types of packages of the software. Basic software with 200 test cases are free. The price is $24.99 for multiple accounts with unlimited test cases.