Here's something my frien Yun sent me:
What Pentagon officials say -
And what they really mean:
It's half done
Risk is high but within acceptable ranges of risk:
100:1 odds, or with 10 times over budget using
10 times the people we said we'd employ.
Potential show stopper:
The team has updated their resumes.
Serious but not insurmountable problems:
It'll take a miracle...
Basic agreement has been reached:
The @##$%%'s won't even talk to us.
Results are being quantified:
We're massaging the numbers so that they will agree
with our conclusions.
Task force to review:
7 people who are incompetent at their regular jobs
have been loaned to the project
Not well defined at this time:
Nobody's even thought about it; nobody has a clue.
Still analyzing the requirements:
See previous answer: "Not well defined at this time...:
Not well understood:
Now that we've thought about it,
we don't want to think about it anymore
Requires further analysis and management attention:
Totally out of control!
Results are promising:
Turned power on and no smoke detected - this time...
"It's not right, but it's okay. I'm gonna make it anyway. Pack your bags, up and leave. Don't you dare come running back to me.
It's not right, but it's okay. I'm gonna make it anyway. Close the door behind, leave your key. I'd rather be alone than unhappy."