Category: Articles

These are full length articles on IT or Management Topics (rather than blog posts)

Auditor Bugs

Background This is an article which appeared in VISTA, published by American Society for Quality Control, Quality Audit Division, August 1996. A (poor) copy of the whole newsletter can be obtained from the ASQ, Quality Audit Division Vista archive at

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Reading ERDs ( Entity Relationship Diagrams )

Abstract: This paper discusses the various types of Entity Relationship based diagrams, which may be encountered. It concentrates on those based on the work of Chen. It is intended to provide guidance to those who are unfamiliar with reading Entity

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Reaction Management and other Taboos Part 2

change and the future

Background This is part 2 of a 2 part article which appeared in Managing Change & Technology Vol. 2 Issue No. 1 January 2001 and Vol. 2 Issue No. 2 February 2001. Managing Change & Technology is edited by Peter

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Reaction Management and other Taboos

change and the future

Background This is part 1 of a 2 part article which appeared in Managing Change & Technology Vol. 2 Issue No. 1 January 2001. Managing Change & Technology is edited by Peter De Jager (he of Y2K fame). A copy

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Level Breaks in Lansa

Overview: This paper discusses the use of Level Breaks in LANSA. LANSA is a sequential language unlike RPG and as such the ability to perform calculations when a value changes is not intrinsic to LANSA. Despite this, LANSA does provide

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