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Archive for November, 2012

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Put to Bed


2012
11.28

Put to Bed [puht to bed] – to gently tuck away an idea or project; also, to silence an idea or project that is late, astray from corporate objectives, or inconvenient.

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We All Know the Definition of Insanity


2012
11.27

We All Know the Definition of Insanity – you are repetitively trying to do the same thing an expecting a different result (insanity – to do the same thing an expect a different result).

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The Potpourri Round


2012
11.26

The Potpourri Round [the poh-poo-ree round] – the set of short topics at the end of a meeting that do not necessarily fit with a meeting’s purpose or objectives. I.e. “We’ve just talked about project X, but now let’s get the latest status on projects A,B, and C as part of the potpourri round.”

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Take Around the Hockey Puck


2012
11.23

Take Around the Hockey Puck – To shop an idea by showing it to a variety of potential stakeholders. To ask many others for validation of the potential of a project or idea.

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Stakeholder


2012
11.22

Stakeholder – an interested party. Someone who’s job, reputation, or success is dependent on the outcome of a particular goal or project.

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To Shop an Idea


2012
11.21

To Shop an Idea – to verify that an idea is good by asking for input from a variety of individuals. In particular, to check with key persons in position of power or influence whether they think an idea will succeed or to ask for their buy in.

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Send a Shot Across the Bough


2012
11.20

Send a Shot Across the Bough – to test an idea with another group. I.e. to ask a group that you do not normally communicate frequently with or do not have positive interactions with about a plan or to inform them of that idea.

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Like Putting Nails in Jello(tm)


2012
11.19

Like Putting Nails in Jello(tm) – it is exceedingly difficult to clearly define and execute on requirements for a project (see also, Nail Down a Requirement).

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Sustainability


2012
11.16

Sustainability [suh-steyn-a-bill-it-e] – 1) To be able to be continued, as in a sustainable workload. Maintaining enough work for the team to keep them at full engagement at all times, but without burning out any team members. 2) Of or relating to any of the green or environmental initiatives.

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Unlocking Talent


2012
11.15

Unlocking Talent [uhn-lok-ing tal-uhnt] – to discover a talent, ability or level of productivity in one of your peers or employees that can benefit the company.