Aug 092011
Scope Creep - Causes and Solution

Addition of one more requirement or one more feature overall “Scope Creep” is one of the biggest causes of IT Project failure. If scope is well managed then it can be an up-selling, resulting in more revenue for vendor and joy for customer. On the other hand, if unmanaged it becomes a statistic and topic [...]

Aug 022011
Can Social Media help Project Management?

Past Saturday, I could not confirm my attendance for next Toastmaster’s meeting because I did not remember my work schedule for next Saturday. My iPhone carries information about my personal schedule (Apps, Facebook, personal email etc.) but my work schedule stays in work email and Sharepoint. Some amount of project information can be made available [...]

Jul 262011
Hidden Cost of Offshoring

If you are a customer who takes (or are planning to take) services of an offshore software vendor, you must be (or will be) reaping a lot of cost saving (average 25-40 percent) after handing over the tasks. Have you considered all the costs, even the hidden costs? Generally accounted costs of offshoring Cost of selecting a vendor. It can [...]

Jul 192011
Working with Japanese Customer

If you have Japanese customer then learning Japanese rules are imperative to conduct day to day operation and earn new business. Respect low tolerance for risks (Uncertainity Avoidance Index 92, refer Power Distance Index) Maintain status quo. Japanese companies promote predictability and thus like to maintain status quo. Many a times, they would stick to the same methodologies, [...]