Engineering Joke

Managerese vs. Engineerese..contd..

Managerese Engineerese
Issue Problem (see Opportunity”)
Learning experience Mistake (see “Growth opportunity”)
Less than candid Boldface lie
Leverage Borrowing someone else’s problem
New opportunity Surprise
Non-optimal Inappropriate
Opportunity Problem
Pessimistic Most likely to occur
Positioning problem No one will buy it
Power down Trip over the power-cord
Project transfer Start project over again
Quality Japanese; otherwise not well defined
Redirected In some contexts: cancelled; otherwise: start again – See more at:
Resource constrained Not getting done (see “Time constrained”)
Revision Same software version but from another tape
Richness Overwhelming complexity

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