I have been reading the book Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behaviour, which comes highly recommended!
What I really enjoyed is the “Project-Speak” section. Here are a few of my favourites:
|When this is said … ||This is actually meant … |
|The schedule is aggressive ||We are toast |
|We will makeup the slippage in the next few iterations ||We are still toast |
|Executive summary ||Cartoon version |
|High-Level ||Not for real |
|Work continues ||We are clueless |
|Time will tell ||We are clueless and we admit it |
|Code complete ||Not tested |
|The code has become unmaintainable ||I would have designed it differently |
|Best practice ||Invented by people who do not work here and therefore infinitely superior to anything we do |
The book has loads more project speak terms and many invaluable project pattern descriptions. Also the section on “Undivided Attention” is a must read for anyone trying to juggle more than two projects and is a section that appears relevant to Rangers and which I am therefore scanning and submitting to the Ruck team.
I am still rolling on the flow laughing …