Some professions have all kinds of fun slang for what goes on at work. Waiters call being behind “In the Weeds”. Fighter pilots call targets “bogeys”. What about project managers? Do we have any slang?
Over on pmclinic, we’re looking this week for slang words you’ve used, or have heard, regarding projects. Any kind of project will do.
And if you can’t think of any, I’m happy to hear suggestions for new slang we should put into use.
Slang I’ve heard or used:
Slip: to have to add more time to the schedule.
Schedule chicken: when two teams on the same project bet the other will have to slip their schedule first first.
Run up that hill: to follow a line of thinking for due diligence even if you suspect it won’t lead anywhere for political/bureaucratic illness. “You can run up that hill if you want to, but I’m not mentioning the idea to Fred.”