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Lack of communication is a project risk

Lack of communication is a risk and can have an adverse impact on the project thus leading it towards failure. A report done by the PMI disclosed this fact. Even today several projects are missing effective communication amongst the teams.… Continue Reading

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Cultural clashes lead to project failure

One of the reasons for project failures that caught my attention is “Distance and culture clashes.” It is a debatable issue. When an organization compiles a project team having people from different backgrounds and cultures, in my opinion, their vision… Continue Reading

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Allocation of project resources

One of the software project risks is “Correct resource allocation at the correct time is a crucial key to project success”. That is so true and happens all the times in the projects where project managers want tasks finished quickly… Continue Reading

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Incomplete requirements delays a project!

Incomplete requirements can impact the schedule of the project and delay it. That is why requirements validation is essential. The agile approach is beneficial as requirements are validated at the end of every iteration as the end user gets a… Continue Reading

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Agile methods for critical systems?

An interesting discussion: whether agile methods are best suited for critical systems or not? The lack of formal documentation of agile methods is a drawback. I too believe in the absence of upfront planning and formal documentation is important to… Continue Reading

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Misunderstanding Agile Methods

The example of the Universal Credit is a good example of misunderstanding agile methods. Similarly, USA’s Health and Human Services spent $174 million and ended up with the decades most public software failure Healthcare.gov. This project used agile method for… Continue Reading

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AGILE: Large scale Vs Small Scale projects

It is hard to scale Agile for large-scale project probably because Agile methods were originally designed for small and single-team projects (Boehm and Turner, 2005). With the increase in the size of an organization, the difficulty of introducing agile methodology increases (Dybå and Dingsøyr, 2008). One main… Continue Reading

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Software Testing & Software Quality

Software testing plays a significant role in the process of software development. It helps in improving the quality of software, verification, and validation and estimating the software reliability. Softwares are in use by all industries, and any bug in a critical application… Continue Reading

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Version control tools

Version control and repo management tools are significant for software projects. The organization is a definite and important part of any software development project. Large-scale projects where hundreds of people might be involved, and there is a lack of coordination or management… Continue Reading

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Software Quality and System Complexity

“The difficulty of ensuring all the quality aspects of a software is proportional with the complexity of the system.” I agree with the above statement. Not only quality but costs involved are also related to the software complexity. If a code is… Continue Reading