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Spork


2013
04.19

Spork – an unusual but flexible and creative individual or solution to a problem; usage: 1) “Well this idea is a bit of a spork, but it could work for both situtions!” 2) “He is a spork; he can switch teams and quickly come up to speed.”

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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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Strong Work Ethic


2013
04.11

Strong Work Ethic – the ability to focus on work and drive a project to completion at any expense. See also: working the 5 to 9 schedule.

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Ship It!


2012
12.31

Ship It! – It’s ready to go, as complete as it’s going to get, and we are done! Happy New Year!

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Stretch Goal


2012
12.14

Stretch Goal – 1) A target that is above and beyond what is expected; 2) A new requirement, added late in the project and with the expectation that it will be met.

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Politically Speaking


2012
12.04

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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Stakeholder


2012
11.22

Stakeholder – an interested party. Someone who’s job, reputation, or success is dependent on the outcome of a particular goal or project.

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To Shop an Idea


2012
11.21

To Shop an Idea – to verify that an idea is good by asking for input from a variety of individuals. In particular, to check with key persons in position of power or influence whether they think an idea will succeed or to ask for their buy in.

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Send a Shot Across the Bough


2012
11.20

Send a Shot Across the Bough – to test an idea with another group. I.e. to ask a group that you do not normally communicate frequently with or do not have positive interactions with about a plan or to inform them of that idea.

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Sustainability


2012
11.16

Sustainability [suh-steyn-a-bill-it-e] – 1) To be able to be continued, as in a sustainable workload. Maintaining enough work for the team to keep them at full engagement at all times, but without burning out any team members. 2) Of or relating to any of the green or environmental initiatives.