So there I was sipping my coffee this morning, checking my RSS feeds and WHAM! Inspiration!
I should say for the record that I love our project managers, and I love our account managers, and that they have been nothing but good to me and the rest of the creative team, cleaning up the digital messes we sometimes leave, assuaging our fragile (yet inflated) egos … they’re great. But they use a lot of funny words, and ridicule is the sincerest form of flattery. Right?
Michael Sippey, VP of Six Apart (software company behind Moveable Type) compiled a great list of the specialized lingo project managers use in their daily lives, which I found via Kottke. Reading through it, I was mentally checking off the ones I’ve heard personally, both at Pop Art, and in my previous lives. I fired up Illustrator, and 10 minutes later, I had invented a new game: Lingo Bingo, Project Management Edition. Future editions (Creative, SEO, Developer) forthcoming. Leave other ideas in the comments.
Here’s a handy-dandy, printable PDF version.
Update: Be sure to check out Lingo Bingo 2: Creative Edition.