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Archive for the ‘P’ Category

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Keep Your Eyes Peeled


Keep Your Eyes Peeled – to watch a scenario or project carefully; to own and take responsibility for details that may be missed by others; alternately to watch for quick and often-missed updates about a topic of interest.

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Team Player


Team Player – The person who does the work for the team and offers credit to the team for doing the work.

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Results are Promising


Results are Promising – while inconclusive so far, we hope this is working.

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Politically Speaking


Politically Speaking – 1) to describe a person, project or situation in polite, politically correct terms; 2) to speak with the (often influential or powerful) audience in mind.

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Put to Bed


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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The Potpourri Round


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


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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Like Putting Nails in Jello(tm)


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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The Pilot or the Plane


The Pilot or the Plane [the pi-loht or the pleyn] – would you choose to save a pet project or person, or save the whole initiative. It’s better to sacrifice a little for the gain of the organization.

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Punt on this One


Punt on this One [phunt on this wuhn] – to defer to someone else. This happens in particular when one is frustrated with a contentious point, when one is not technically knowledgeable about an area, or when one does not want to be pinpointed if failure is immanent. Often happens in conjunction with deferring to someone else. I.e. I’m going to punt on this (no-win) decision and defer to Bob.