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Archive for the ‘A’ Category

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Strong Attention to Detail


2013
04.15

Strong Attention to Detail – a trait necessary for anyone in project management, or who deals with numbers on a regular basis; a phrase used too frequently on resumes without supporting stories ready for the interview.

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Action Item


2012
12.27

Action Item – a to-do taken away from a meeting, discussion, or planning session. Action items must have clear owners.

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Value Add


2012
12.26

Value Add – your contribution to an initiative; why you are still working.

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Acceptable Level of Risk


2012
12.11

Acceptable Level of Risk – 1) There is uncertainty in the quality or schedule, but one does not expect it to be noticed or impactful. 2) There is risk, but we do not care.

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The Customer is Always Right


2012
12.07

The Customer is Always Right – the customer should help define the product, service and timing (unless that contradicts corporate objectives and planning; if this is the case, see Cascade Up).

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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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Actionize


2010
01.10

Actionize [ak-shuhn-eyes] – to take action on a particular item, particularly in response to a meeting or assignment.