Friday, November 30, 2007

Its my wedding anniversary

Ok , guys its almost 8 years of my married life. So i have decided to keep my mobile switched off , whole day is for my wife and kids. Love you from my heart.....When i had bad days you shared not equally but took more than equal , when i had good days you always stood on my back saying enjoy it......

Shivprasad Koirala exists because of you.....Love your forever....Love you till I Die.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Predicting.....The Indian IT Boom

Predicting.....The Indian IT Boom
Sitting with my freinds was analyzing the Indian IT boom. I remember the Y2K days and the DOT com spurt. But the current scenario is built on fundamentals rather than just a boom. But....looks like in the coming six months the dollar issue will hit the profit margins of Indian IT companies. So my forecast is in the coming 6 to 8 months you will see some kind of resource shedding , Appraisal will not be touching the sky and Indian IT will have profit issues

....Just hoping that this fall is not big....

Many may differ this is just my point of view...

On my next assigment......Project Management Interview Questions.......

On my next assigment......Project Management Interview Questions.......
Anything to add let me know.
Basics of project management

Define project?

Can you explain Scope triangle?

Schedule Management
(B) Can you explain WBS?
(B) Can you explain WBS numbering?
(I) Can you explain the use of WBS ?
(B) Can you explain network diagram?
(B) What are the different types of network diagram?
(B) What is the advantage of using network diagrams?
(B) Can you explain Arrow diagram and Precendence diagram?
(B) What are the different types of Network diagrams?
(B) Can you explain Critical path?
(I) Can you define EST, LST, EFT, LFT?
(B) Can you explain Float and Slack?
(B) Can you explain PERT?
(B) Can you explain GANTT chart?
(I) What is the disadvantage of GANTT chart?
(I) What is Monte-Carlo simulation? Costing
(B) Can you explain PV, AC and EV?
(B) Can you explain BCWS, ACWS and BCWP?
(B) What are the derived metrics from Earned Value?
(A) Can you explain earned value with a sample?
Agile Development
(I) What does Agile mean?
(I) Can you explain Agile modelling?
(A) What are core and supplementary principles in Agile modelling?
(A) What is the main principle behind Agile documentation?
(I) What are the different methodologies to implement Agile?
(I) What is XP?
(I) What are User Stories in XP and how different are they from requirement?
(I) When are test plans written in XP?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Some places where I am referred ....Makes you feel better

.=======================================================================In Capers Jones book "Estimating Software Costs" second edition
Refer Page 484
"Koirala, Shavisprasad:"How to Prepare Quotation Using Use Case Points" (heep://"
Thanks to N Murugesan
Software Measurement and Estimation: A Practical Approach by Linda M. Laird and M. Carol Brennan
[16] S. Koirala, “How to prepare quotation using use case points,” December 2004. Available from Accessed Feb. 22, 2005.
[17] K. Ribu, Estimating Object-Oriented Software Projects with Use Cases. Masters thesis, University of Oslo. November 2001.
[18] P. Mohagheghi, B. Anda, and R. Conradi, “Effort estimation on uses cases for incremental large-scale software development,” 2005 ACM.
[19] T. DeMarco, Controlling Software Projects: Management, Measurement, and Estimation, Yourdon Press, New York, 1982.
[20] D. V. Ferens, and
Lindas New York Times
Read Saturday Edition :- The Bread and Butter Indian Author -- Shivprasad Koi.
Euro new Belgium times
A reader sent me a hard copy.....Actually i was criticised for my english...Who cares
The Indian English computer Author ---- Interview Series.
If you comes across good or bad about me shoot me a mail You just know how to improve.....

Monday, November 12, 2007

My Best and the worst Project i worked with...

My best project till now. .NEt and SQL Server Interview questions. Wanted to write a book which will take me in to every microsoft professionals heart.....It was 3 months of continous writing....I think i have made it where i wanted to.

This was in my young times , working in DELL. Great project its still working running around 280 locations and a has ahuge financial turnover. Was looking after a team 6 people was a team lead...... There was a time when the head of department technicals gave up saying that the dead line is impossible. 6 members and me made to the top. Received the best team award.

Ebenshoppe team of around 15 people....The project failed but is still my best project for the only thing the decision of marketing was wrong and not technical......Will not forget those struggling days.

10 books launch. This was not a project actually i mean not a software project. Had promised to one of my publishers for delivery of 10 books. I mean write 10 books. lot of people left me alone. Tied up with one local guy completed it. Saved publisher and his money...not to forget lot of book shopkeepers where also waiting for the same.

VFS where i am working currently. Good team to work with. The speciality of this project it was not something short like normal project but rather a huff and tuff one year continious development project....Happy with it , my main goal of entering this project was to make one common project....i think we did it......

Whats next.....

Charged for the next GOAL....Project Management Interview....

Revived back from my bad days in office All fine and full energy. Again moving my eyes on the GOAL , negelected those who are hindering my path......I am going to do it....Its one more hill to cross....All SET...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Watched Om Shanti Om..Some dialogues translated..

Gave a treat to myself , watched OM Shanti Om.
-- when you want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

-- Life is like a film, it always has a happy ending and if there is no happy ending it means that film is not done still.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The bad three days.....

Had a real horrible three days

--- Server crashed the same day when my kid had a birthday.

--- Whole night went in restoring the server ( continious 12 hrs not sleeping). Was not able to even say happy birthday to my kid because next day i spent sleeping.

--- Later when i reached office wrote a very offensive ( not bad words but...) mail to my female colleague ( she is really good , she had no idea what happened the previous night).Damn why did i do that ?. Thats a different thing i talked with her seperately.

I am really tired not able to write anything......I think its time to leave the company which can not give me my family pleasures ????? Thinking shall i surf or is it the right time to jump in to full time writing....

Looks like sign of resignation.......

learnt 3 things :-

-- Control your anger.
-- Have a good DR plan
-- Never show you know lot of technical.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Networking Interview question launched

One more step one more milestone......

Project management joke....

A tourist walked into a pet shop and was looking at the animals on display. While he was there,
another customer walked in and said to the shopkeeper, "I'll have a C monkey please." The
shopkeeper nodded, went over to a cage at the side of the shop and took out a monkey. He
fitted a collar and leash, handed it to the customer, saying, "That'll be £5,000."
The customer paid and walked out with his monkey.
Startled, the tourist went over to the shopkeeper and said, "That was a very expensive monkey.
Most of them are only a few hundred pounds. Why did it cost so much?" The shopkeeper
answered, "Ah, that monkey can program in C - very fast, tight code, no bugs, well worth the
The tourist looked at a monkey in another cage. "Hey, that one's even more expensive! £10,000!
What does it do?"
"Oh, that one's a C++ monkey; it can manage object-oriented programming, Visual C++, even
some Java. All the really useful stuff," said the shopkeeper.
The tourist looked around for a little longer and saw a third monkey in a cage of its own. The
price tag around its neck read £50,000. The tourist gasped to the shopkeeper, "That one costs
more than all the others put together! What on earth does it do?"
The shopkeeper replied, "Well, I haven't actually seen it do anything, but it says it's a project
A Project Management Primer (©Nick Jenkins 2006)

Started project managent Interview questions

(B) Can you define a project?

A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a product or service.