Archive for December, 2007

Overestimate or Underestimate?

While trying to provide estimate for a new requirement / project, it is always an enigma whether to overestimate the requirement and face the risk of not getting the project or underestimating the requirement to get the project.

My thoughts, don’t intentionally underestimate (to get the work). The outcome and the penalty for underestimation is more severe than the result / outcome for overestimation.

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December 21, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Software Engineering

Think before you Blog…..

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December 16, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: General

Free Project Viewer: LiveProject

I came across this Project tool, great value for clients and users who cannot afford to have Microsoft Project.

LiveProject is a FREE Project Viewer application for Microsoft project files. It enables you to view tasks, Gantt charts, resources, among other Microsoft Project information, without the need to install Microsoft Project. LiveProject has no expiration date, and no strings attached. Just download, run and start your work. Easy. Simple. Free.

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December 16, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Tools, Tips & Utilities

Talman is Hiring……

Talman Pty. Ltd. is currently looking for Senior developer and a Senior testing and QA professional.

The roles are based in Sydney-Australia, for more information on our company visit http://www.talmansolutions.com.au

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December 15, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Talman news

Estimates and Plans – The tightly bonded relationship

Estimation and planning are related topics (not similar topics), but at the same time estimation is not planning, and planning is not estimation. As project managers we do tend to ignore this relationship very often.

 

Estimation should be treated as an unbiased, analytical process; where as, planning should be treated as a biased, goal-seeking process.

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December 15, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Software Engineering

SDLC, Phases and task ownership – Post Mortem Phase (6)

Continuing the previous articles:

SDLC, Phases and task ownership – Inquiry / Investigation Phase (1) and SDLC, Phases and task ownership – Inception / Initiation Phase (2) and SDLC, Phases and task ownership – Pre-Construction Phase / Design Phase (3) and SDLC, Phases and task ownership – Construction / development Phase (4) and SDLC, Phases and task ownership – Post Construction / Development Phase (5), the last phase is Post Mortem. This phase starts if the acceptance test is passed and there is no critical issue reported by the customer within the warranty days after the last delivery. Within the next few days, the post mortem must be conducted.

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December 15, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Software Engineering