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Archive for the ‘Status’ Category

Comments Off on Ship It!

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!

Comments Off on No Dice

No Dice


2012
12.28

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

Comments Off on Results are Promising

Results are Promising


2012
12.24

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

Comments Off on Stretch Goal

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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Follow Up


2012
12.12

Follow Up – to ask again about the status of a project or assignment; to nag about completion of said project or assignment.

Comments Off on Acceptable Level of Risk

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.

Comments Off on Cascade Issues Up

Cascade Issues Up


2012
12.05

Cascade Issues Up – to ask for help and gently assign issues to superiors.

Comments Off on Going Forward

Going Forward


2011
03.31

Going Forward [goh-ing for-werd] – proceeding full speed ahead on project completion or on research and development; to go forward on a project may be the result of initiative, excitement, or stubbornness.

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Show Stopper


2011
03.08

Show Stopper [shoh stop-per] – a perhaps startling new discovery in a project that effectively kills the iniative. A shop stopper could be technical, budgetary, or motivational in nature. I.e. it was a show-stopper when we realized that it took 5 man-years to complete the project we had committed to completing in 3 months.

Comments Off on Touch Base

Touch Base


2011
03.02

Touch Base [tuhch beys] – to contact someone to chat about work; usually occurs when the person you are touching base with a) is late on a project, b) makes you worry that they might be late on a project, or c) makes your manager worry that you and the person are both late on a project.