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Results are Promising


2012
12.24

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

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Reach Consensus


2012
12.17

Reach Consensus – to come to agreement either by discussion, debate, or directive.

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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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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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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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Reconvene


2011
03.14

Reconvene [re-kuhn-veen] – to come together again, often to re-hash the same subject. Often passions about viewpoints dull in the meantime and people become more willing to give in and concede on key points. I.e. Since we cannot come to consensus, let’s reconvene at 7am tomorrow to discuss this more.

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Retention


2011
03.07

Retention [re-ten-shun] – methods used to entice employees to stay at a company. Retention techniques may include, bonuses, perks, increased benefits or increasing work-life balance to encourage the best employees to stay with the organization. In particular, retention strategies are tied to staying at a company (i.e. stock options that do not mature immediately, compensation for educational expenses that must be repaid if the employee leaves the company); aka golden handcuffs.

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Revisit


2010
01.24

Revisit [re-viz-et] -let’s come back to this topic again; a decision should be imminent, but we cannot commit.

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On My Radar


2010
01.22

On My Radar [on mahy rey-dahr] – I am aware of this situation; I am knowledgeable enough about a situation to give a partial status report on demand.