Action Item – Something that needs action. e.g. At the end of a meeting, someone might say “Let’s review the action items from the meeting”. See also Take-away.
Action Owner – The person responsible for an action item. Usually this is represented on a meeting agenda.
Actualize – To make something be. e.g. “We need to actualize the components of this application”
Agenda – The discussion items for a meeting. Along with Minutes, they form the core components of someone who arranges a meeting.
Aggregate – To pull discrete data elements together into one. e.g. “Can you aggregate these two spreadsheets?”
Alignment – To align something or someone with existing processes or protocols. e.g. “We need to check the alignment of this project with our current goals”.
All hands on deck – Everyone’s help will be required. e.g. Instead of asking for help, someone will just state “This is an all hands on deck situation”.
Analytics – The art and science of analysis or the results thereof. e.g. “We’ll need to take a look at the analytics to make sure this is still feasible.
ASAP – As soon as possible. e.g. “I need you to do this report ASAP”.
Ask – A request. e.g. “Let me understand what the ask is” as opposed to “Let me understand what the request is”.
At the end of the Day – A summarizing statement, typically in a discussion. e.g. “We can talk about this but at the end of the day XYZ will happen”.