Monday, March 07, 2011

Software Project Management speak


Commonly heard phrases in software project meetings and what is actually being said:

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

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