A project manager cannot afford to take a shortcut during any stage of his project. Shortcuts always mean compromise. And compromise in a project means a sure death sooner or later. There are various leadership qualities that a project manager needs to inculcate in himself so as to reach a stage where the chances of a failure become too bleak. At times when a project is running with tight timelines and some further crisis makes it tighter, the management itself tries to push a project manager to
A successful product development does not mean its deployment will also go successfully. Similarly a great project deployment team does not ensure a good quality product development. Both are entirely different and need a different attention. That is where the role of Quality Assurance comes into picture. Quality Assurance ensure a complete and universal handling of a project including all important aspects or phases within. Product development is an integral component of project lifecycle. In f
After completion of every project, as a project manager, you need to introspect to find out few answers. All projects might not end on a positive note. A project that travels its complete path without a single deviation to its timelines or financial guidelines can be termed as 100% successful. But it usually never happens or might be happening at a very low percentage. There are certain leverages set for any project at its beginning. If these ascertained leverages are consumed completely and sti
When you are asked to lead a project it is very important for you to understand it to the root level and gain first hand experience. This might require a lot of discussions, interviews and brainstorming sessions with your own management, customer and internal team owners. Ensure that all such interactions add a substantial amount of knowledge and clarity related to project and by the end of each such interaction, more and more light must be visible to you by the end of the tunnel. You must left
Software Testing is under the preview of Quality Control. The quality control team ascertains and ensures the software testing. There are many aspects of software testing and hence is possible to perform automated testing with the help of software testing tools.
A recent and a very simple example to understand the issue - A laptop was to be delivered to a remote location customer. Repairing cost a few dollars and delivery cost to that location - double than the repair cost. The laptop was brought in the repair center. It was repaired by one of the engineers and was sent to the customer by the service providing company through its field engineer. The field engineer delivered the laptop at the customer location. Delivery was signed off and next day when t
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As per a recent news published in The Hindu Businessline, India would be needing 0.4 million project managers every year till 2020. This figure is as per the PMI India. The figures have evolved based on the advancement and development projections presented by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Based on the volume and intensity of projects being undertaken aimed to be undertaken, there is definitely a serious requirement of certified project managers.
Software testing is as important during a project lifecycle as hard disciplined practice for a contestant preparing himself for a gold medal in Olympics. During this exhaustive practice, the player tries to overcome all his flaws and shortcomings. For this the player need to understand first the flaws and shortfalls, only then he can overcome those. The same analogy can be used for the software during and post development. It needs to undergo various acid tests and virtual scenarios that resembl
A successful project closure doesn't mean there will be stopgaps any further and all clouds of danger on the project are over. Project sign-off and project closure if happen on a successful note, are always welcomed by any project implementation team. Some activities that still need a lot of attention even after this stage is over, become crucial to get your project keep going successfully even after handover and sign off.
There are many instances where projects have been concluded successfully
At times it might not be visible in the beginning about the learning your team would be taking along by the end of the project. But depending on the rough tides encountered during the project lifecycle, it might turn out that each member is carrying a heap of learning from the project. One thing is always sure about any project. Whatever tools and automation you deploy in your project lifecycle, you are always bound to come across some or the other kind of hiccups. It might happen at a member le
No technology in project manager’s life can relieve him from efforts required in Quality Assurance. Quality Assurance is all about building quality processes that need to be adhered at relevant checkpoints. It is something like a check post after every few miles covered to ensure right passengers in the right vehicle adhering to all norms set for the travel of journey.
Recently I attended an event where a stand-up comedian was invited as a gap filler after one of the interesting social media related interesting sessions. It is irrelevant to name that newcomer comedian who probably didn't know about how to ensure not to cross that thin line gap between live comedy and cheap act. Just after a few minutes of the start of his show, it was apparent that he has nothing substantial to deliver. He was just using people present in the audience as a target for throwing
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TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) is a not-for-profit institute in India engaged in research on energy, sustainable development and environment. TERI's main focus is on finding out innovative ways of efficient and sustainable usage of natural resources. It is an independent institute that took birth in 1974 and since then it has consistently proved itself as an institute of excellence as it has performed a good amount of path-breaking research. TERI is a well respected and recognized ins
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