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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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No Dice


2012
12.28

No Dice – no luck; we’re not there yet; results are not what we expected.

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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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Nailing Down a Requirement


2012
11.15

Nailing Down a Requirement – to clearly define a set of work that must be done.

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Massaging Data


2011
02.10

Massaging Data [mas-ahzh-ing dey-tah] – to manipulate raw data about a project or process with one of two goals in mind: a) to create attractive and easily understood charts for management and stakeholders, or b) to create attractive charts that project the desired results.

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Don’t Look at your Foot While You’re Taking the Stride


2011
02.09

Don’t Look at your Foot While You’re Taking the Stride [dohnt look at yohr fut wayhl yohr tey-king the strahyd] – to march forward on a project, focusing solely on the end goal, without paying attention to time-consuming details along the way. Be careful not to fall.

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Drill Down


2010
01.10

Drill Down [dril doun] – to attack a problem at a fine level of detail or to analyze a highly technical problem.