focused implementation

Program Management in Perspective

Program Management in Perspective

focused implementation

customer driven, evolved metric oriented
critical chain event methodology,
strategizing focused implementation
of variation reduction application,
traditionally providing
money making strategies,
iterating phases, sprinting a relay
for a more people-centric perspective
within a single scaled correctable
goal reaching continuous feedback,
future reshaping managed program .


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Meeting the Bar ~ Jargon, Buzzwords and Management Speak

Today, Tony Maude prompts us to be thinking about the poetic possibilities of using Jargon, Buzzwords and Management Speak to create a poem

Image credits:  Orbor Digitial – Program Management and More

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on December 4, 2014, in D’verse Poets Pub, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. Ah! Have to read it twice or thrice to understand the “sentiment” behind the jargon. It is future reshaping indeed. What fun! 🙂

  2. You’ve definitely said it all! Smiles.

  3. Not sure this is the kind of future I want.

    • LOL!!! It’s not the future. It’s the present. The teams using present day program management techniques that are the ones developing programs for the future.

  4. This poem is really hard-core and in your face. I love it! and I give you two-ups way up!!! 🙂

  5. You kicked butt with this one, Tammy, keeping it real & short, & only using the management-speak itself to create the whole poem; very inventive, bang on, fun yet
    pathetic in its truth.

  6. We are continually reshaping and shaping programs aren’t we ~ Good one Tammy, smiles ~

  7. The chart…not sure if i should laugh or cry!

  8. i wish that more companies would go for a more people-centric perspective…mostly though they stay money driven…ugh

  9. I really love the people centric perspective.. Such a perfect irony with the rest of the lingo (this was very close to something from our internal web-site)

  10. Sounds like a product I ferltilize my roses with:)

  11. I hope you have this copyrighted, Tammi; some corporate boss somewhere is bound to claim it as theirs otherwise.

  12. i think i’m out of breath

  13. Oooh, yes, I’m sure some corporate executive is nodding his head to this – it all makes perfect sense to him, no doubt! Great fun!

  14. Got it all in for the win, the executive way at the end of the day

  15. nicely done. Poetic…yet leaves us all scratching our heads wondering what was actually being said?

  16. Love reshaping managed program with feedback…

  17. I’ve heard people talking like this.

  18. Great write zongrik! Very typical sounding terminology which appeared more intimidating than normally understood. Much of these are not found in present day emails which are simpler and direct!


  19. I imagine a whole group memorizing that and reciting it together in flash mob!

  20. I am so glad not to live in that world. It makes me want to curl up in a fetal position.

  21. Good lord, you’ve taken me back to my working life with this. I thought I’d escaped forever!! Thanks for being so artful about this. I did enjoy it, even though it brought back too many memories of conference rooms and endless discussions about who-knows-what…As Claudia noted above, no one ever really meant to create people-centric systems. More’s the pity.
    Steve K.

  22. I used to be a HR Officer but left that role a decade ago. All that terminology took me right back.

  23. Sounds like a recipe for…. for something.

  24. Yikes — this is so over the top as to be quite funny–crazy! And yet the focus is clear enough–making money! Thanks, Tammy. k.

  25. A corporate training program in a poetic jargon ?!?! Wow 🙂 Brilliantly innovative.

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