These are conversations recently overheard at my job and taken from discussions in meetings. Most of the quotes are from my boss.
“if the delta is 180 degrees it takes 2 weeks, if the delta is 360 degrees, it might take 2 months, so what’s the delta on this? a reasonable amount of delta will require a reasonable amount of code tweak. a substandial amount of delta increases rev-time exponentially”
“we need to drill down on this marketing document to a fine degree of granularity”
“we’ve got a dinconnect here, am i building a truck, an SUV, or a sedan with this firmware app?”
“how can we ‘hand-stitch’ this trial schema? let’s facilitate that development, and determine how to stitch in our product without rebuilding the entire catalog.” [Ed: Sewing terms used in software meetings? How come I never thought of that? It’s the next big thing! “Let’s ’embroider’ a custom solution for the team!”