Comics

2008

24 Aug 08 New Star Wars Movie
26 May 08 Bacon
07 Jan 08 Half-Hour Meetings

2007

03 Dec 07 Happy Holidays
19 Nov 07 Iggy Business
29 Oct 07 Tech Inventions We’d Like to See
22 Oct 07 T-shirt
15 Oct 07 Internal Marketing Campaigns
08 Oct 07 Fun With Focus Groups
01 Oct 07 Jobs You Don’t Want Anyway
24 Sep 07 Yet Another Effectiveness Quiz
17 Sep 07 Company-Wide E-mail
10 Sep 07 Tips for Surviving That Boring Meeting
03 Sep 07 Things Not to Say in a Bill G Meeting
27 Aug 07 So It Seems You Like the Porn
20 Aug 07 Effectiveness Quiz - Management Edition
13 Aug 07 The Process Process
06 Aug 07 Thinking Out Loud
30 Jul 07 Yet More Signs You’re in a Troubled Group
23 Jul 07 If Bugs Were People, You’d Be China
16 Jul 07 You Should See the Post-Mortems
09 Jul 07 More Signs You’re in a Troubled Group
02 Jul 07 Thank You for Not Blogging
25 Jun 07 New Software Methodologies
18 Jun 07 Just Checking
11 Jun 07 Signs You Need More Parking
04 Jun 07 Effectiveness Quiz
28 May 07 Signs You Need a Bigger I.T. Budget
21 May 07 Smilier
14 May 07 Hacked
07 May 07 Blog All You Want
30 Apr 07 Advancing Through Management
23 Apr 07 Just Think It
16 Apr 07 Prius Envy
09 Apr 07 He’s Already Lost Me
02 Apr 07 Life Skills for Geeks
26 Mar 07 Not It
19 Mar 07 Another Episode: How Many Does It Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?
12 Mar 07 Shoes
05 Mar 07 Internal Marketing Campaigns
26 Feb 07 Stapley
19 Feb 07 How Many Does It Take to Screw In a Light Bulb?
12 Feb 07 Window Office
05 Feb 07 Shock a Software Employee
29 Jan 07 Influenza Preparedness Plan
22 Jan 07 Jobs to Avoid
15 Jan 07 Dysfunctional Groups
08 Jan 07 The Mail Server
01 Jan 07 Filthy Laptop Screen

2006

25 Dec 06 Holidays at Work
18 Dec 06 Pixel Flow
11 Dec 06 Nice Shot, Obi-Foos
04 Dec 06 How to Have a Bad Meeting
27 Nov 06 You Can’t Take a Sick Day for a Zit
20 Nov 06 Fantasy Dev Team
13 Nov 06 How To Improve Morale
06 Nov 06 Too Much Information
30 Oct 06 Design Review Tips
23 Oct 06 More Stumpers
16 Oct 06 Obi-Foos
09 Oct 06 Not in the Spec
02 Oct 06 More Signs It’s Time to Clean the Office
25 Sep 06 Bring a Parachute
18 Sep 06 Dubious Strategies (or How to Get Ahead in Software Without Really Trying)
11 Sep 06 Wrestle for It: Olaf
04 Sep 06 Wrestle for It: Chicken
28 Aug 06 Wrestle for It
21 Aug 06 Pranks Gone Wrong
14 Aug 06 The New Toilets
07 Aug 06 Clean the Office
31 Jul 06 Interview Enders
24 Jul 06 The Void
17 Jul 06 Value
10 Jul 06 Hugs
03 Jul 06 Ooh, She’s Good
26 Jun 06 Yet More Meeting Busters
19 Jun 06 E-mail from BillG
12 Jun 06 Lick to Buy
05 Jun 06 Getting to Yes
29 May 06 More Signs the Intern Isn’t Working Out
22 May 06 Don’t Read That E-mail
15 May 06 Coercing Your Developer
08 May 06 Leading the Witness
01 May 06 iDucks Watching
24 Apr 06 iDucks Attack
17 Apr 06 Higher Than P1
10 Apr 06 PowerPoint Speak
03 Apr 06 Judging by the Diorama
27 Mar 06 Scenario Diorama
20 Mar 06 How Good Software Goes Bad, Part 2
13 Mar 06 Stuck With My Major
06 Mar 06 There Are No Bad Ideas
27 Feb 06 Signs Your Check-In Is In Trouble
19 Feb 06 Pie
13 Feb 06 The Receptionist: Help With Projects
06 Feb 06 Code Monkey
30 Jan 06 How Good Software Goes Bad
23 Jan 06 Are You Sure You’re Sure?
16 Jan 06 iDucks
09 Jan 06 Signs You’re in a Troubled Group
02 Jan 06 Behind the Window

2005

26 Dec 05 Signs Your New Technology’s in Trouble
19 Dec 05 Prius vs. Hummer
11 Dec 05 More Meeting Busters
05 Dec 05 Quasi-Modal
28 Nov 05 Tweaking the Org Chart
21 Nov 05 Was That Out Loud?
14 Nov 05 What’s that Smell?
07 Nov 05 Meeting Busters
31 Oct 05 Really Casual Fridays
24 Oct 05 GPS-Enabled
17 Oct 05 If We Were Shipping Powerpoint Decks
10 Oct 05 Signs Your Meeting’s Running Long
03 Oct 05 The Men of IT Support
26 Sep 05 Bathroom Oddities
19 Sep 05 Parallel Universe - Cool!
12 Sep 05 Parallel Universe
05 Sep 05 Stumped
29 Aug 05 High Definition
22 Aug 05 Snappy Generic Insights
15 Aug 05 Signs You’re Close to Shipping
08 Aug 05 Dr. Seuss Test Plan
01 Aug 05 Forgot My Badge
25 Jul 05 Signs the Intern Isn’t Working Out
18 Jul 05 Wrong Answer
11 Jul 05 The High-Level View
04 Jul 05 Usability Test
27 Jun 05 Marketing
20 Jun 05 Unacceptable Server Architectures
13 Jun 05 The Light Bulb Problem
06 Jun 05 Wireless Power
30 May 05 Kissy Lips
21 May 05 Bug Blackout

Bug Bash is a comic strip written and illustrated by Hans Bjordahl. Bug Bash is a comic strip about technology: managing technology, the business of technology. It's about project management and managing projects through the dull world of Rational Rose, use cases, and requirements. Functional requirements, user requirement, functional specifications, design specifications, call it what you want but it's still the bane of project managers. And when you're done with that, you can think about all the fun that comes with timelines, scheduling, estimates (PERT estimation anyone?) and resourcing until Gantt charts are coming out of your ears. Let's not forget the risk management in the software engineering life cycle. Maintaining the project is just as much fun, managing what was initially set out in requirements and trying to keep feature creep / scope creep in check with change management. If any of these words send nightmares to you, the project manager, then this site probably rings true with you. (Who Links Here?)