Radar – cognitive awareness. E.g. “Do you have this on your radar?”
Ramp-up – To go from small to large in terms of scale. E.g. “This project needs to ramp up pretty soon.”
Rattlers – Someone who makes noise about something. E.g. “We have be cautious of the rattlers.”
Reach Out – To talk to someone who is not immediately present. E.g. “I will reach out to I.T. to see if they are away of resources needed for this project”
Red Flag – Something that warrants caution or concern. E.g. “The lack of resources is a red flag to me” See also “Red Herring”
Re-engineer – To re-do something that has already been completed. E.g. “I don’t want to have to re-engineer this all over again.”
Red herring – Something that causes concern. E.g. “The lack of training is a red herring to me.” See also “Red Flag”
Regroup – To get together again and discuss an issue that has been previously discussed. E.g. “Let’s re-group later today and discuss this”
Rep – Reputation. e.g. This vendor has a bad rep for support.
Resource – Something needed for a project, either a person or an inanimate object. Plural “resources” typical encompasses everything needed for a project.
Results Driven – A focus on the end product as opposed to how it was achieved. E.g. “We need to be results driven and get this project done!”.
Revisit – To come back to a subject or issue. E.g. “Let’s revisit this issue in the fall”
Rightsizing – Modifying a process to match the needs. E.g. “We need to rightsize this to match our needs.”
Risk averse – Being concerned with risk. E.g. “I’m risk averse to going forward with this many red flags.”
Roadmap – The plan for going forward. E.g. “What is our roadmap for implementing this change?”
ROI – Return on Investment. E.g. “We want to make sure this has a good ROI”
Roll out – Implementation or starting to use something. E.g. “When is the roll out of the new models?”
Rubberstamp – Tacit approval. E.g. “This whole project just got rubberstamp approval from the director!”
Run it up the Flagpole – To make an issue or problem more visible to get more attention or see what the reaction is. E.g. “We’ll need to run this up the flag pole and see if there are any concerns”