"PRIDE" SPECIAL SUBJECT BULLETINS

    "PRIDE" Special Subject Bulletins are essays pertaining to management and Information Resource Management (IRM) and, as such, complement our "PRIDE" Methodologies. All Bulletins are available as PDF files requiring the use of the Adobe Acrobat reader which is available on most computers today. To obtain a free copy, click on the Acrobat icon below.

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    CONTENT CODES:
    GM - General Management EE - Enterprise Engineering DB - Data Base Engineering
    IR - Information Resource Management IS - Information Systems Engineering PM - Project Management
    MS - Miscellaneous    

    ALPHABETIC LISTING OF TITLES

    NUMBERTITLEDATE PUBLISHEDCONTENT
    7410 Tips for Improving Social IntercourseMay 8, 2006GM
    6935 Years of "PRIDE"April 3, 2006GM, IR
    61A College Curriculum for IRMFebruary 6, 2006IS, EE, IS, DB, PM
    146A Corporate Policy for Personal Electronic DevicesJuly 9, 2008GM
    66A Short History of Systems DevelopmentMarch 13, 2006IR, EE, IS, DB, PM
    25A Tale of Two ProjectsMay 23, 2005GM, IS
    70An Interview with Tim BryceApril 10, 2006GM, IR
    96Are I.T. Workers Blue Collar?October 9, 2006GM, IR, IS
    35Automated System Design: Fact or Fiction?August 01, 2005IS
    107Basic Business Skills RequiredAugust 31, 2007GM
    18Being 'Effective' with Project SchedulingApr 04, 2005PM
    75Beware of the 'Changing of the Guard'May 15, 2006GM, IS
    87Boxes and LinesAugust 07, 2006IS
    51Bryce's Crash Course in ManagementNovember 21, 2005GM
    55Bryce's Pet Peeves of the WeekDecember 19, 2005MS
    82Bryce's Pet Peeves of the Week - Part IIJuly 03, 2006MS
    136Change: What lies ahead?April 24, 2008GM
    108Common CourtesySeptember 14, 2007GM
    106Continuous ImprovementAugust 24, 2007GM
    134Covering for IncompetenceApril 10, 2008GM
    124Craftsmanship: its Cultural and Managerial ImplicationsJanuary 28, 2008GM
    06Craftsmanship: the Meaning of LifeJan 10, 2005GM
    128Craftsmanship in Business Systems AnalysisFebruary 26, 2008IS
    104Creating a Sense of ProfessionalismAugust 8, 2007GM
    15Creating a Skills InventoryMar 14, 2005GM, PM
    11Creating an Information FactoryFeb 14, 2005IR
    03Creating Universal SystemsDec 20, 2004IS
    144Current Systems AnalysisJune 18, 2008IS
    105DebriefingAugust 10, 2007GM
    04Defining Information RequirementsDec 27, 2004IS
    81Diagnosing System ProblemsJune 26, 2006IS
    36Diet "PRIDE"August 08, 2005IS
    110Do's and Don'ts in the Workplace (Part I)October 15, 2007GM
    111Do's and Don'ts in the Workplace (Part II)October 22, 2007GM
    112Do's and Don'ts in the Workplace (Part III)October 29, 2007GM
    113Do's and Don'ts in the Workplace (Part IV)November 5, 2007GM
    98Effective InterviewingOctober 23, 2006GM, IR, IS
    72Effective Screen DesignApril 24, 2006IS
    131Elements of a Good Feasibility Study, TheMarch 20, 2008IS, IR, GM
    100Entering the Twilight ZoneNovember 6, 2006GM, IR, IS
    77Enterprise DecompositionMay 29, 2006EE
    67Estimate to Do vs. Percent CompleteMarch 20, 2006PM
    129Estimating by PercentagesMarch 6, 2008PM, IS
    40Evaluating Purchased PackagesSeptember 5, 2005IS
    33Firing Employees isn't for SissiesJuly 18, 2005GM
    92Hiring the Right ProgrammerSeptember 11, 2006IS
    HSAHomo Sapien AssholeSeptember 7, 2006MS
    50How Do We Manage?November 14, 2005GM
    89How "Effective" Were You Today?August 21, 2006GM, PM
    59How Productive are your Meetings?January 23, 2006GM
    102How well are we preparing the next generation?June 28, 2007GM
    143Impact AnalysisJune 11, 2008IR
    99Implementing a MethodologyOctober 30, 2006IR, EE, IS, DB, PM
    71Implementing Business EthicsApril 17, 2006GM
    64Increasing Brain PowerFebruary 27, 2006GM
    79Individualism vs. TeamworkJune 12, 2006GM
    149Information Systems Theory 101August 13, 2009IS
    76IRM: Putting all the Pieces TogetherMay 22, 2006IR
    22IRM in Japan: An Interview with Kazuya MatsudairaMay 02, 2005GM, IR, IS
    135Is "PRIDE" too rigid?April 16, 2008IR, IS
    08Is Software Hard?Jan 24, 2005IS
    130Is Systems Development an Art or a Science?March 13, 2008IS
    117Living in a Perfect WorldDecember 3, 2007GM
    73Logical vs. Physical Design: Do You Know the Difference?May 1, 2006IR, EE, IS, DB
    114Management 101 (Part I)November 12, 2007GM
    115Management 101 (Part II)November 19, 2007GM
    116Management 101 (Part III)November 26, 2007GM
    148Managing a Nonprofit OrganizationJanuary 5, 2009GM
    31Managing ConsultantsJuly 04, 2005GM
    42Managing Crunch TimeSeptember 19, 2005IS
    10Managing Design ComplexityFeb 07, 2005IR
    09Managing from the Bottom-UpJan 31, 2005PM
    88Managing Virtual Project TeamsAugust 14, 2006IR, IS, PM
    26Methodologies versus Techniques and ToolsMay 30, 2005IR, IS
    39Methods of ProcessingAugust 29, 2005IS
    80Our Growing Dependency on Mass MediocrityJune 19, 2006MS
    47Parenting ManagementOctober 24, 2005GM
    83Parkinson's Law in I.T.July 10, 2006GM
    103Personality TypesSeptember 7, 2007GM
    27"PRIDE" Versus Agile/Extreme ProgrammingJune 06, 2005IS
    45Priority ModelingOctober 10, 2005EE
    121Proactive vs. Reactive ManagementJanuary 4, 2008GM
    02Problems in Data DefinitionDec 13, 2004DB
    21Project Management Evaluation ChecklistApr 25, 2005PM
    122Project Management requires a Road MapJanuary 11, 2008PM
    60Protecting Intellectual PropertyJanuary 30, 2006GM
    93Putting the Boomers out to PastureSeptember 18, 2006GM, IR, IS
    13Re-Inventing Business Process DesignFeb 28, 2005IS
    97Rebuilding LoyaltyOctober 16, 2006GM
    147Recognizing the Peter PrincipleJuly 16, 2008GM
    58Ruptured Stalkthrus - Why Reviews are ImportantJanuary 16, 2006IS
    126Shapeth Up and Get Thine Act TogetherFebruary 14, 2008GM
    120Small Business Owner ConcernsDecember 21, 2007GM
    145Socialistic ManagementJuly 2, 2008GM
    56Some New Year ResolutionsJanuary 2, 2006MS
    30Stagnation in Data AdministrationJune 27, 2005DB
    123Standard System StructureJanuary 18, 2008IS
    141Stepwise RefinementMay 29, 2008IS
    142System Design BackwardsJune 4, 2008IS
    90System Training TipsAugust 28, 2006IS
    37Systems: What's in a Word?August 15, 2005IS
    109Tact & DiplomacyOctober 8, 2007GM
    17Taking the Mystery out of EstimatingMar 28, 2005PM
    41Testing 1, 2, 3...September 12, 2005IS
    53The 4 Stages of IRM GrowthDecember 5, 2005IR
    63The Art of PersuasionFebruary 20, 2006GM
    34The Benefits of a Data TaxonomyJuly 25, 2005DB
    101The Brutal Reality of IRMApril 16, 2007IR
    84The Bryce is Right! The Lost ChapterJuly 17, 2006GM
    05The Dangers of On-Demand ComputingJan 03, 2005IS
    46The Death of ManagementOctober 17, 2005GM
    91The Dichotomy of Systems Development ManagementSeptember 04, 2006IR, IS
    19The Elements of Cost/Benefit AnalysisApr 11, 2005PM
    48The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill all the Bean CountersOctober 31, 2005GM
    54The IRM InfrastructureDecember 12, 2005IR
    38The Language of SystemsAugust 22, 2005IS
    94The Mini-Project Manager ConceptSeptember 25, 2006GM, IR, PM
    57The Need for Critical ThinkingJanuary 9, 2006GM
    86The Problem with Being Ahead of Your TimeJuly 31, 2006GM
    150The Problem with "Man Hours"September 16, 2009PM, GM
    85The Ratio of Analysts to ProgrammersJuly 24, 2006IS
    32The Ten Common Myths of I.T.July 11, 2005GM, IS
    07Theory P: The Philosophy of Managing ProgrammersJan 17, 2005IS
    16Today's Chief Information Officers: The UntouchablesMar 21, 2005GM
    68Uncommon SenseMarch 27, 2006GM
    28Understanding Corporate CultureJune 13, 2005EE
    133Understanding EffectivenessApril 1, 2008PM
    49Understanding Group Data ElementsNovember 7, 2005DB
    78Understanding InformationJune 5, 2006IR, IS
    12Understanding the IRM/MRP AnalogyFeb 21, 2005IR
    127Understanding the Specifications PuzzleFebruary 21, 2008IS
    52Understanding the Vicious Circle of ComplexityNovember 28, 2005IS
    29Using Information StrategicallyJune 20, 2005GM, IR, IS
    23Using Logical Models as TemplatesMay 09, 2005IS
    65What Ever Happened to Ergonomics?March 6, 2006IS
    44What exactly are we engineering anyway?October 3, 2005IR, EE, IS, DB
    14What is a good program spec?Mar 07, 2005IS
    95What Price Quality?October 2, 2006GM, IR, IS, PM
    140What Young People Want & NeedMay 15, 2008GM
    01When you hit a wall, go around itDec 10, 2004IS
    119Who Controls the Work Environment?December 14, 2007GM
    132Who makes the best Systems Analysts?March 26, 2008IS
    118Who Really Assumes Risk?December 7, 2007GM
    20Why does Project Management Fail?Apr 18, 2005PM
    43Why Four Data Base Models?September 26, 2005DB
    138Why I.T. Standards FailApril 30, 2008IR, GM
    62Why we need Policy ManualsFebruary 13, 2006GM
    24Why We Resist ChangeMay 16, 2005GM
    139Why We Resist PlanningMay 7, 2008IR, GM
    125Writing a Press ReleaseFebruary 4, 2008GM

    CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING

    NUMBERTITLEDATE PUBLISHEDCONTENT
    150The Problem with "Man Hours"September 16, 2009PM, GM
    149Information Systems Theory 101August 13, 2009IS
    148Managing a Nonprofit OrganizationJanuary 5, 2009GM
    147Recognizing the Peter PrincipleJuly 16, 2008GM
    146A Corporate Policy for Personal Electronic DevicesJuly 9, 2008GM
    145Socialistic ManagementJuly 2, 2008GM
    144Current Systems AnalysisJune 18, 2008IS
    143Impact AnalysisJune 11, 2008IR
    142System Design BackwardsJune 4, 2008IS
    141Stepwise RefinementMay 29, 2008IS
    140What Young People Want & NeedMay 15, 2008GM
    139Why We Resist PlanningMay 7, 2008IR, GM
    138Why I.T. Standards FailApril 30, 2008IR, GM
    136Change: What lies ahead?April 24, 2008GM
    135Is "PRIDE" too rigid?April 16, 2008IR, IS
    134Covering for IncompetenceApril 10, 2008GM
    133Understanding EffectivenessApril 1, 2008PM
    132Who makes the best Systems Analysts?March 26, 2008IS
    131The Elements of a Good Feasibility StudyMarch 20, 2008IS, IR, GM
    130Is Systems Development an Art or a Science?March 13, 2008IS
    129Estimating by PercentagesMarch 6, 2008PM, IS
    128Craftsmanship in Business Systems AnalysisFebruary 26, 2008IS
    127Understanding the Specifications PuzzleFebruary 21, 2008IS
    126Shapeth Up and Get Thine Act TogetherFebruary 14, 2008GM
    125Writing a Press ReleaseFebruary 4, 2008GM
    124Craftsmanship: its Cultural and Managerial ImplicationsJanuary 28, 2008GM
    123Standard System StructureJanuary 18, 2008IS
    122Project Management requires a Road MapJanuary 11, 2008PM
    121Proactive vs. Reactive ManagementJanuary 4, 2008GM
    120Small Business Owner ConcernsDecember 21, 2007GM
    119Who Controls the Work Environment?December 14, 2007GM
    118Who Really Assumes Risk?December 7, 2007GM
    117Living in a Perfect WorldDecember 3, 2007GM
    116Management 101 (Part III)November 26, 2007GM
    115Management 101 (Part II)November 19, 2007GM
    114Management 101 (Part I)November 12, 2007GM
    113Do's and Don'ts in the Workplace (Part IV)November 5, 2007GM
    112Do's and Don'ts in the Workplace (Part III)October 29, 2007GM
    111Do's and Don'ts in the Workplace (Part II)October 22, 2007GM
    110Do's and Don'ts in the Workplace (Part I)October 15, 2007GM
    109Tact & DiplomacyOctober 8, 2007GM
    108Common CourtesySeptember 14, 2007GM
    107Basic Business Skills RequiredAugust 31, 2007GM
    106Continuous ImprovementAugust 24, 2007GM
    105DebriefingAugust 10, 2007GM
    104Creating a Sense of ProfessionalismAugust 8, 2007GM
    103Personality TypesJuly 9, 2007GM
    102How well are we preparing the next generation?June 28, 2007GM
    101The Brutal Reality of IRMApril 16, 2007IR
    100Entering the Twilight ZoneNovember 6, 2006GM, IR, IS
    99Implementing a MethodologyOctober 30, 2006IR, EE, IS, DB, PM
    98Effective InterviewingOctober 23, 2006GM, IR, IS
    97Rebuilding LoyaltyOctober 16, 2006GM
    96Are I.T. Workers Blue Collar?October 9, 2006GM, IR, IS
    95What Price Quality?October 2, 2006GM, IR, IS, PM
    94The Mini-Project Manager ConceptSeptember 25, 2006GM, IR, PM
    93Putting the Boomers out to PastureSeptember 18, 2006GM, IR, IS
    92Hiring the Right ProgrammerSeptember 11, 2006IS
    91The Dichotomy of Systems Development ManagementSeptember 04, 2006IR, IS
    90System Training TipsAugust 28, 2006IS
    89How "Effective" Were You Today?August 21, 2006GM, PM
    88Managing Virtual Project TeamsAugust 14, 2006IR, IS, PM
    87Boxes and LinesAugust 07, 2006IS
    86The Problem with Being Ahead of Your TimeJuly 31, 2006GM
    85The Ratio of Analysts to ProgrammersJuly 24, 2006IS
    84The Bryce is Right! The Lost ChapterJuly 17, 2006GM
    83Parkinson's Law in I.T.July 10, 2006GM
    82Bryce's Pet Peeves of the Week - Part IIJuly 03, 2006MS
    81Diagnosing System ProblemsJune 26, 2006IS
    80Our Growing Dependency on Mass MediocrityJune 19, 2006MS
    79Individualism vs. TeamworkJune 12, 2006GM
    78Understanding InformationJune 5, 2006IR, IS
    77Enterprise DecompositionMay 29, 2006EE
    76IRM: Putting all the Pieces TogetherMay 22, 2006IR
    75Beware of the 'Changing of the Guard'May 15, 2006GM, IS
    7410 Tips for Improving Social IntercourseMay 8, 2006GM
    73Logical vs. Physical Design: Do You Know the Difference?May 1, 2006IR, EE, IS, DB
    72Effective Screen DesignApril 24, 2006IS
    71Implementing Business EthicsApril 17, 2006GM
    70An Interview with Tim BryceApril 10, 2006GM, IR
    6935 Years of "PRIDE"April 3, 2006GM, IR
    68Uncommon SenseMarch 27, 2006GM
    67Estimate to Do vs. Percent CompleteMarch 20, 2006PM
    66A Short History of Systems DevelopmentMarch 13, 2006IR, EE, IS, DB, PM
    65What Ever Happened to Ergonomics?March 6, 2006IS
    64Increasing Brain PowerFebruary 27, 2006GM
    63The Art of PersuasionFebruary 20, 2006GM
    62Why we need Policy ManualsFebruary 13, 2006GM
    61A College Curriculum for IRMFebruary 6, 2006IS, EE, IS, DB, PM
    60Protecting Intellectual PropertyJanuary 30, 2006GM
    59How Productive are your Meetings?January 23, 2006GM
    58Ruptured Stalkthrus - Why Reviews are ImportantJanuary 16, 2006IS
    57The Need for Critical ThinkingJanuary 9, 2006GM
    56Some New Year ResolutionsJanuary 2, 2006MS
    55Bryce's Pet Peeves of the WeekDecember 19, 2005MS
    54The IRM InfrastructureDecember 12, 2005IR
    53The 4 Stages of IRM GrowthDecember 5, 2005IR
    52Understanding the Vicious Circle of ComplexityNovember 28, 2005IS
    51Bryce's Crash Course in ManagementNovember 21, 2005GM
    50How Do We Manage?November 14, 2005GM
    49Understanding Group Data ElementsNovember 7, 2005DB
    48The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill all the Bean CountersOctober 31, 2005GM
    47Parenting ManagementOctober 24, 2005GM
    46The Death of ManagementOctober 17, 2005GM
    45Priority ModelingOctober 10, 2005EE
    44What exactly are we engineering anyway?October 3, 2005IR, EE, IS, DB
    43Why Four Data Base Models?September 26, 2005DB
    42Managing Crunch TimeSeptember 19, 2005IS
    41Testing 1, 2, 3...September 12, 2005IS
    40Evaluating Purchased PackagesSeptember 5, 2005IS
    39Methods of ProcessingAugust 29, 2005IS
    38The Language of SystemsAugust 22, 2005IS
    37Systems: What's in a Word?August 15, 2005IS
    36Diet "PRIDE"August 08, 2005IS
    35Automated System Design: Fact or Fiction?August 01, 2005IS
    34The Benefits of a Data TaxonomyJuly 25, 2005DB
    33Firing Employees isn't for SissiesJuly 18, 2005GM
    32The Ten Common Myths of I.T.July 11, 2005GM, IS
    31Managing ConsultantsJuly 04, 2005GM
    30Stagnation in Data AdministrationJune 27, 2005DB
    29Using Information StrategicallyJune 20, 2005GM, IR, IS
    28Understanding Corporate CultureJune 13, 2005EE
    27"PRIDE" Versus Agile/Extreme ProgrammingJune 06, 2005IS
    26Methodologies versus Techniques and ToolsMay 30, 2005IR, IS
    25A Tale of Two ProjectsMay 23, 2005GM, IS
    24Why We Resist ChangeMay 16, 2005GM
    23Using Logical Models as TemplatesMay 09, 2005IS
    22IRM in Japan: An Interview with Kazuya MatsudairaMay 02, 2005GM, IR, IS
    21Project Management Evaluation ChecklistApr 25, 2005PM
    20Why does Project Management Fail?Apr 18, 2005PM
    19The Elements of Cost/Benefit AnalysisApr 11, 2005PM
    18Being 'Effective' with Project SchedulingApr 04, 2005PM
    17Taking the Mystery out of EstimatingMar 28, 2005PM
    16Today's Chief Information Officers: The UntouchablesMar 21, 2005GM
    15Creating a Skills InventoryMar 14, 2005GM, PM
    14What is a good program spec?Mar 07, 2005IS
    13Re-Inventing Business Process DesignFeb 28, 2005IS
    12Understanding the IRM/MRP AnalogyFeb 21, 2005IR
    11Creating an Information FactoryFeb 14, 2005IR
    10Managing Design ComplexityFeb 07, 2005IR
    09Managing from the Bottom-UpJan 31, 2005PM
    08Is Software Hard?Jan 24, 2005IS
    07Theory P: The Philosophy of Managing ProgrammersJan 17, 2005IS
    06Craftsmanship: the Meaning of LifeJan 10, 2005GM
    05The Dangers of On-Demand ComputingJan 03, 2005IS
    04Defining Information RequirementsDec 27, 2004IS
    03Creating Universal SystemsDec 20, 2004IS
    02Problems in Data DefinitionDec 13, 2004DB
    01When you hit a wall, go around itDec 10, 2004IS

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