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Let's play Buzzword Bingo

OK, so we stole -- er, borrowed -- this idea from this Dilbert strip: Let's play Buzzword Bingo!

We're looking for the most annoying, overused, hackneyed examples of government and business jargon that you encounter in your work. Below you'll find a sample Bingo card that we came up with through talking amongst ourselves in the office. Help us out by contributing your own. After all, if you're a proactive thought leader in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment, this should be easy!

baked in tip of the spear core competency mission critical ramp up
anything 2.0 best of breed slippage stand up knowledge base
nimble transparency BINGO smart sizing insourcing
robust boil the ocean net-centric operation-alize next generation
30,000-ft view stick to our knitting anything 3.0 cloud based change agent

Posted on Dec 16, 2010 at 7:25 PM


Reader Comments

Thu, Feb 3, 2011 EBM San Diego

The Realm of the Possible

Mon, Jan 31, 2011 david hays Oklahoma City

How about dispositioned? (used in reference to a NAS Change Proposal approval by a Configuration Control Board in the FAA) e.g. These items are to be dispositioned or up for dispositioning. I used to rail against inputting, inputted, but see no other word to use other than to be input or input yesterday... if it is to be used as a verb, then -ing, -ed would be valid.

Tue, Jan 25, 2011 FH

ratcheting up; unintended consequences; dumb down

Fri, Jan 7, 2011

Efficiencies

Thu, Jan 6, 2011

Innovate / innovation

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