Dashboard – A collection of indicators and graphs, typically on a Webpage indicating numerical indicators. e.g. “This dashboard gives leadership important information.”
Data Collection – Typically a time period in which information is collected. e.g. “In a few months we’ll do data collection and see how successful we are”.
Decision Maker – A person that can make decisions. e.g. “we’ll need to run this past the decision makers”
Decision Point – A point in time or within a process that a decision needs to be made. e.g. “After this we’ll reach a decision point and will need to do some analysis”.
Deep Dive – An in-depth analysis into something. e.g. “We’ll need to do a deep dive on this.”
Deliverable – Something that needs to be done such as a request. e.g. “The next deliverable will be the current state analysis.”
Delta – Changes e.g. “Do we have any delta’s from our current processes?”
Development – An environment for creating or honing something. This can be a physical area to build a new product or a separate computer system area for creating a new software application. E.g. “Is this in development?”
Disrupt – To create a new existence or form. E.g. “We need to disrupt the economy.”
Diversity – Publicly, a stated policy of having representatives of every member type of a community. In practice it represses some members to achieve this.
Dog and Pony Show – A circus or something that is put on just for entertainment without any real value. e.g. “This demo turned out to be a Dog and Pony Show”
Download – To receive information. E.g. “I’ll have to download that when I get back to my office.”
Downsize – To reduce in size. e.g. “We’ll need to downsize the project.”
Downtime – A period of time when computer systems are down or not available. e.g. “The system is down so we’ll need to follow downtime procedures.”
Ducks (in a row) – An item that needs to aligned properly for things to continue. e.g. “We need to get our ducks in a row to continue.”
Drill down – Get down to fine details. General brought up when discussing a larger topic and more details are needed to make a decision. e.g. “We’ll need to drill down to get some more details.”
Dynamic – Something that changes. e.g. “This process is very dynamic!”