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Saturday, July 26, 2014

8 Reasons Why Software Projects Fail

Common Causes Of An IT/ Software Project Failure

1) Inadequate/ Insufficient details of the scope/ requirements in the Project requirements documentation - Responsibility of Business Analyst

2) Inaccurate/ Imprecise mapping of IT requirements to IT functional design 
- Responsibility of IT analyst

3) Improper contingency planning, that is, lack of backup of key human resources 
- Responsibility of Project Manager

4) Inability to identify the implicit requirements, for example, minute details of how a user interface should look like, performance tuning requirements etc.
- Responsibility of Business Analyst and IT Analyst

5) Failure to assess impact of other ongoing and upcoming projects/ initiatives
- Responsibility of Project Manager

6) Failure to lay down a proper communication protocol and execute the same. This is a very important aspect for large projects with global teams. Few key details include: timing of global meetings, circulation of minutes of meeting, identifying who needs to attend which meeting and making sure that unnecessary meetings don't eat lot of valuable time of team members.
- Responsibility of Project Manager

7) Making sure that you have right people at the right place. If you fail to do so then you are up for failure. For example, your onsite coordinator should be one with excellent collaboration skills and with a great attitude to sync up and work closely with the offshore team.
- Responsibility of Project Manager at the time of resource planning

8) Last but not the least, the software testing team should have an early engagement with the software development team so that they ensure that every detail of requirements and scope is captured in the test cases. Improper test case coverage is one of the prime reason for software project failure.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PMP Exam Methodology

Important Update: PMP exam is changing in 2016

PMP EXAM Methodology

At "The Tomorrow Beckons" we are a group of PMPs who believe that preparing and passing the PMP exam is a project in itself. We provide consultancy for a nominal rate for PMP Exam preparation to genuine aspirants.

Services include:

  1. Guidance from successful PMPs
  2. End to end project planning to prepare and pass the PMP exam
  3. Evaluating the eligibility criteria
  4. Understanding the application process
  5. Free material
  6. Sample questions in your e-mail daily
  7. Tips and Tricks
  8. Mock Exam


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Robot That Make Rotis: Rotimatic

Rotimatic is a new product that helps make hot rotis instantly.

You can choose your roti size.

Get one round and hot puffed roti a minute.

It is simple to clean as well.

It is available in US, Singapore for pre-order and Rest of the world will follow soon.

Visit for details.

USA Pre-order:

Pre-order cost is $599.

Approx. cost : Costs 5¢/roti


Apartments In South Bay Area

Apartment Name: The Crossings at Montague
Next to VTA Light Rail Montague station
Close to major freeways including 680/880/101

Sierra Brook Apartment, Berryessa
Very close to Berryessa VTA Light rail station
Bus station in front of the leasing office.
Few meters away from Indian store, major banks & supermarkets
1265 North Capitol Ave, San Jose,CA-95132.

Cerano Apt in Milpitas
Close to Cisco, Samsung, KLA tencor and SAN DISK

Monta Vista Apartments, Milpitas
Walkable to VTA Rail station, VTA Bus, Great mall, grocery stores

Eaves by Avalon
Right Opposite to Cropley VTA station
2 stops away from Grt Mall
Near to Indian Groceries, Save mart & Target stores  
10 -15 min to any CISCO Campus building (via Light Rail, Shuttle)

Mansion Groves Apartments
Next to Rivermark plaza, 5min walking distance to VTA
Near Google shuttle stop

Crossroads Condominiums, 
424 Dempsey Road, Milpitas, CA – 95035

Apartment: Heritage Park, Sunnyvale, CA

Apartment : Sycamore , Fremont CA

Arden Wood Forest Apartments, Fremont, CA

Mill Creek Apartments
Address: 440 Dixon Landing Rd, Milpitas, 95035‎

371 Elan Village Ln, San Jose – 95134

Fair oaks West
655 S Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July Fireworks

Fireworks on 4th of July

San Francisco - SFO

  • Pier 39 in San Francisco. 
  • Gold gate park
  • Bay bridge
  • Union Square
  • Boardwalk

Reach fisherman’s wharf early (before 6 pm), parking in long term parking structure or open lots ($20-30), going to embarcadero or better to Ghirardeli square waterfront, have dinner, watch fireworks (people start reserving spaces w/ blankets and mats from 5 pm, you also better have warm/layered clothing, it’ll get cold/breezy after 7-8 pm), come very late (2 am) back home.

BART, cab/cabel-car – moving around in public transport won’t be that convenient (toooo much crowd, traffic, time consuming, queues and dependency).

Shoreline Blvd Mountain view

Redwood city

Milpitas sports center
1325 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 586-3225


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Be Lavish In Your Praise

Appreciation is one of the key component to have a motivated team. Whenever a team member does a good job, it is very important that the hard work and sincere efforts are appreciated in the right manner. Appreciation can be done in different ways:
by giving recognition in a public speech
by writing appreciation letters
by giving awards
by giving certificates
by giving salary bonus etc

It makes a huge impact if you are lavish in your praise and use the right set of appreciation words. For instance, here is a unique way of appreciating a project team on successful completion of a project:

- Consolidated all the hard work, wins, superlative efforts in a single place and published it on a public forum: