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The power of the defect retrospective 

Last updated on: 13 Aug 2014 09:24:44 AM by Ugain | Views: 687 | Category: Management |
Consider this typical situation in a software development project. The project deadline is looming on the horizon. The development team is sitting on a huge pile of defects which is required to be fixed urgently and QA (Quality Assurance) sign-off is required to achieve the project deadline. Much as the development team is trying hard to meet the deadline by putting in extra hours every day and working on weekends, a disturbing trend emerges. On a daily basis, more and more defects are getting reopened and new defects are getting injected due to the defect fixes being applied. This is a classic case of the defect spiral taking place. This is one of the most de-motivating periods for both the development and QA teams. In the effort to speed up work to meet deadlines, the team only ends up perpetuating the same problem it is trying to solve. Let us see further how we can solve this problem, or rather, prevent it from occurring in the first place.


Career Advice - Perils of stagnating in the same role 

Last updated on: 13 Aug 2014 09:22:52 AM by Ugain | Views: 2012 | Category: Management |
Votes: 2 | Rating: 5 out of 5
I know this is a sensitive topic to write on, but I decided to write on it anyway after due deliberation. The opinions expressed are my own and are based upon what I have observed in corporate life.


Where To Get A Project Management Information 

Last updated on: 09 Apr 2013 12:46:52 AM by Erickaseo | Views: 2065 | Category: Management |
Votes: 1 | Rating: 4 out of 5
Project Management information are sought by a number of people who want to learn, understand and implement the process into their business venture.


Programmers, How to do a Presentation 

Last updated on: 07 Feb 2013 03:20:14 AM by Vuyiswamb | Views: 6843 | Category: Management |
I am not a good presenter but I know how to put something into writing. That is what I am good at. I am planning at improving my presentation skills and learn to present to the best of my abilities. I have joined a wonderful team of developers and architects (AVANTedge- I watched them closely how they interact with each other and I thought to myself. If I had a chance to choose a company that I would work for, I would have chosen them from the beginning of my development career.


How to see a Bad Manager 

Last updated on: 01 Mar 2011 03:59:05 AM by Vuyiswamb | Views: 5170 | Category: Management |
Votes: 3 | Rating: 4.33 out of 5
I have started writing articles years ago in CodeProject and I have written some few ones in CodeGuru and now I only write for Dotnetfunda. Being a writer has opened a lot of opportunities for me in the industry. I have been writing code since the times of jdk 1.2, where we did not have the ide and academically written a lot of c++ code and enjoyed multiple inheritance than implementing interfaces all over the place. In this Article I will help you to make a decision about your career. I don’t say I know everything but I have seen strange things that can make a programmer unhappy for a long time.


Cracking the COBIT 4.1 Foundation Exam 

Last updated on: 02 Aug 2009 02:50:44 AM by Ugain | Views: 20509 | Category: Management |
Cracking the COBIT Foundation exam requires just 3 days of dedicated focus


Cracking the PMP 

Last updated on: 23 May 2009 09:52:29 PM by Ugain | Views: 6605 | Category: Management |
With adequate planning and preparation the PMP examination can be cleared. This article provides a detailed approach to crack the exam based on the author’s practical experience and common pitfalls one should avoid.


Cracking the ITIL V3 Foundation exam 

Last updated on: 17 May 2009 03:50:23 AM by Ugain | Views: 6855 | Category: Management |
Cracking the ITIL V3 Foundation exam requires 1 week of dedicated focus.


Retaining your best people 

Last updated on: 18 Apr 2009 06:36:07 PM by Ugain | Views: 4846 | Category: Management |
Votes: 2 | Rating: 4.5 out of 5
You can replace equipment, infrastructure, tools, etc but at the end of the day it’s the people i.e. human capital which is the critical success factor in today’s competitive environment. Retaining key talent is one of the topmost priorities for all successful managers. In spite of the obviousness of this crucial responsibility, many organizations suffer from the ‘leaking reservoir’ syndrome. Most organizations have come to accept that it is acceptable to lose a percentage of good employees over a period of time – which is true to a great extent. The problem begins, however, when the crack in the reservoir becomes so huge that replacing people becomes a full-time endeavor and leaves little time to do anything else. A certain percentage of time invested in building strategies for growing and retaining your people in the long run prevents the talent leak from growing and saves you a lot of time and pain in plugging the hole later.


Project Management Costing - FAQ 

Last updated on: 12 Apr 2009 11:20:30 PM by Questpond | Views: 6069 | Category: Management |
This is a short and sweet FAQ which iterates through the most common metrics which will help you judge your project health.


Recruiting the right candidate 

Last updated on: 10 Mar 2009 03:09:07 AM by Ugain | Views: 5054 | Category: Management |
Votes: 2 | Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Every team member either contributes to or erodes the team’s success. No matter how experienced you are, the art of selecting the right person is more art than science


Project Management Schedule Management FAQ series 

Last updated on: 09 Mar 2009 11:32:49 PM by Questpond | Views: 5470 | Category: Management |
in this section we will run through a quick FAQ for schedule management of software projects. We will run through WBS , how do we allocate resources, network diagrams like CPM and Pert, EST,LST,EFT,LFT, calculate deviations , monte-carlo , GANTT chart and lot. We are sure after this FAQ you will at least understand different project management concept in terms of schedule management.


Agile Development FAQ - Part 1 

Last updated on: 20 Dec 2008 06:38:20 AM by Questpond | Views: 6524 | Category: Management |
This article is a quick FAQ of Agile. By reading this you will understand fundamentals of Agile and different ways of implementing Agile


Using FUNCTION POINTS to quote a Software 

Last updated on: 18 Dec 2008 05:55:59 AM by Questpond | Views: 6824 | Category: Management |
If you give more quote you lose the project, if you give less quote you will end up doing social service to clients and probably also loss. In this tutorial, we will discuss mainly "Function Point" from practical point of view.


Project Life Cycle beyond SDLC 

Last updated on: 19 Oct 2008 12:06:42 AM by Questpond | Views: 8363 | Category: Management |
Many people think project life cycle circulates around SDLC. In this article we will discuss about other phases which occur before SDLC starts. I know that companies have tailor made phases we have just tried to put phases followed by majority IT companies. We have visualized two companies Shreya ltd who is the customer and Hanu software who is the vendor.

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