Thursday, December 08, 2005

IT Life - Words & Phrases

These words/phrases have been overused by people I worked with/for and are related to software projects I have worked on and had the responsibility to work on it myself or had to get someone else to resolve the issues. In all cases the problems were so many and so severe that if it was possible I would like to have the associated words totally banned or use alternatives or invent some kind of filter (on my ears) as I would prefer to not hear these words or phrases ever again. Each time I hear these words I remember the not so distant past where I heard these words over and over and over and over and over again. The list is chronologically ordered but not in any particular magnitude of hatred. The list also shows the progression and changes in what I used to do and what I do now.

1. JScript
2. JavaScript
3. ASP
4. Website Link Checker
5. Word Wrap
6. AutoCAD Viewer
7. File Formats
8. DWF, DXF, DWG
9. Out Of Memory
10. Applet
11. Application
12. AWT
13. Swing
14. Category
15. Transformation - Staging Transformation, Structural Transformation, Behavioral Transformation.
16. Object-To-Relational Mapping
17. Database Error
18. Gemstone
19. Process Costing
20. Performance Tuning
21. Dispatcher
22. Stuck Purchase Order (PO)
23. Stuck Pricing Request (PR)
24. Supplier
25. Buysite
26. Marketsite
27. Page Cannot Be Displayed
28. Workflow
29. Pager
30. On Call
31. 24x7 Support
32. Production Critical Application
33. Serial
34. Parallel
35. Severity
36. Priority
37. Outage Report
38. Issue
39. Escalation
40. Level One Help Desk
41. Ticket
42. Bug
43. Enhancement
44. Release Notes
45. Smart-Form
46. Meet-Me-Line
47. How is it going?
48. Conference Call
49. Root Cause Analysis
50. Preventive Action
51. Weekly Status Meeting
52. Daily Noon Status Meeting
53. Seebeyond EWay
54. Broker
55. Adapter
56. Re-process Error File
57. MJQ
58. JMA
59. Catalog Load Problem
60. Long Running Report
61. Tornado
62. Virtual
63. Advisor
64. Voice
65. Recognition
66. Prompt
67. Text-to-Speech(TTS)
68. Business Requirements
69. System Requirements
70. Requirements Traceability Matrix
71. Test Cases
72. Disaster Recovery Planning
73. Go-No-Go Meetings
74. Tollgates
75. Block-Point-Release
76. Project Plan
77. Testing Plan
78. Testing Strategy
79. QA Review
80. Automated Testing
81. Use Cases
82. Swim Lane
83. Design Document
84. Change Request
85. Auto - Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC)
86. Oil Life
87. Odometer
88. Trigger
89. File Format
90. Data Sharing Agreement
91. Schema (XSD)
92. Integration/System Testing
93. Bag-Phone
94. GPS
95. Fixed Bid
96. Request-For-Proposal
97. Proposal Response
98. Estimation Methodology
99. Effort
100. Middleware
101. Schedule
102. Transition Plan
103. Quality Plan
104. Automotive Warranty
105. White-paper
106. BPEL
107. Data Model
108. Design Review
109. SQLJ
110. Firewall
111. Secure-ID
112. Quality Assurance
113. Monthly Audit
114. Process Audit
115. Just like that Audit
116. Audit Finding
117. Audit Observation
118. Non-Compliance
119. Monthly Metrics
120. Resource
121. Revenue
122. Forecast
123. Target
124. Defect
125. Tracking
126. Appraisal
127. Feedback
128. Goal Setting
129. Billing
130. Invoices
131. High Priority Issue
132. Status Report
133. Change Request
134. SMART Goals
135. Working Weekend
136. Comp Off


I feel much better now that I have listed out these words. I cannot expect people to not use words on the list but don’t think I can ever get used to them getting repeated over and over and over.


Category:Software IndustryRant

1 Comments:

Blogger Danesh said...

Your list is very exhaustive, my top 3 words would be

1.Billing
2.Resource
3.Rookies

December 09, 2005  

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