Project Managers are in the business of defining the boundaries of their projects. We have an extensive arsenal of processes and devices to accomplish this task all of which are anchored to an extensive domain vocabulary that sounds like “gibberish” to the uninformed. In addition, we have a reserved right to create nomenclature of our own when the need exists.
All of this being true, please share terms and phrases that you have used which are unique, interesting and/or funny. In addition, you could also come up with phrasings using our vernacular that would make the uninformed (i.e., someone who has no exposure to the project management realm) shake their head or look at us with concern wondering if we need medical attention. For example:
Interesting phrasing using PM vernacular:
-- When attempting to exploit a risk, we crashed our schedule and found ourselves on an unexpected critical path that forced our SWOT team to re-engage.
-- Epistemic Subterfuge: What happens when individuals on a project team rationally justify passive-aggressive behaviors to covertly achieve a contra goal to the one they are seemingly presenting themselves in "alignment with."
Again, you can make this a serious, interesting and/or fun exercise. Give it a try! Saving Changes...