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Bottom-Line Orientation


Bottom-Line Orientation – a concern with project or product cost above all else; in creating a project there is a constant struggle to set the right point between price/resource applied, quality, and delivery time. Bottom-line orientation focuses first on price, then on time; aka recession design.

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Acceptable Level of Risk


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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Light a Fire Under


Light a Fire Under – to inspire an employee or direct report to work harder and faster.

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


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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Let’s Take this Offline


Let’s Take this Offline [lets tak this awf-lahyn] – let’s discuss at a later time; let’s not discuss our dirty laundry in front of the group.

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Low-Hanging Fruit


Low-Hanging Fruit [loh hang-ing fruht] – the easiest target; an easy addition to an existing project; the simplest solution; a requirement that can be added to a project without perceived impact to the schedule.

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A Lot Rides on This


A Lot Rides on This [a lot rahyds on this] – this is an important project or decision; my, your, or our reputation is at stake; I’ve already guaranteed that this will be successful to upper management.

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Let’s Touch Base


Let’s Touch Base [lets tuhch beys] – let’s get together to talk about an issue; usually involves the initiating party imparting bad news on the invited party.

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Living the Values


Living the Values [liv-ing thee val-yoos] – Adhering to corporate mission statements and the latest value system developed by your organization’s value statement committee.