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Estimating Test Effort

The best way for a ball park estimate for the testing effort is relatively simple- just take one third of the effort required for the complete development of an application. However, sometimes this total effort may not be available, for … Continue reading

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Managing by Exception

As a techie who grew through the ranks, starting as a programmer to project lead to project manager and then a program manager, I have had no management training as such. It came naturally, the learning happened either by burning … Continue reading

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Software Development is…

Results of a fun poll that I conducted over at Linkedin.

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Reverse Engineering for Software Systems

In its most rudimentary form, reverse engineering can be defined as “going backwards through the development cycle”. It has  its origins in espionage when rival countries would break apart a product from the opposite country and figure out its mechanism … Continue reading

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Software Metrics- IV

I have often been asked to take charge of projects that are in deep trouble. I am no longer surprised that almost universally, the stage when a project is generally acknowledged to be in trouble is during the late stages … Continue reading

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IT- The Future is Here

This article was written 15 years ago when internet services officially started in India. I had expressed a number of fears in this some of which have been happily proved incorrect. However, I find it interesting that there are almost … Continue reading

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How Unique is Software Development?

In a recent short discussion on “3 common mistakes a project manager makes’ over at Linkedin, I mentioned that the three most common mistakes a manager makes are: 1. Rely on his or her instinct and not measurable parameters 2. … Continue reading

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