WAD – Working as Designed. E.g. “Is this a problem is it a WAD?” See also Working as Designed
Walk – Letting something go away. E.g. “This needs to walk before we can continue.”
Walk-on – A discussion item at a meeting that was not on the agenda. E.g. “Do we have any walk-on items to discuss?”
Water under the bridge – Something that was a problem but is no longer a problem. E.g. “That issue is water under the bridge now.”
We – You. Someone might suggest that “we” do something but they really mean you. E.g. “Why don’t we work on this task together later this week?”
We Can’t Boil The Ocean – An impossible task. E.g. “In terms of fixing the system, we can’t boil the ocean so we’ll have to look at other options.
Weeds – Small details. E.g. “Let’s not get into the weeds here.”
Wheel House – The place from which you control what you are doing. E.g. “Is this request in your wheel house?”
White Flag – Something which would cause someone to give up. E.g. “To me, this issue is a white flag.” See also Red Flag.
Win-win – Something that is positive to all parties involved. E.g. “This is a win-win for everyone!”
Work Effort – The amount of effort needed to complete a task or project. E.g. “This project has a very large work effort and I don’t know if we have the resources to complete it.”
Worker Bee – Someone doing the actual work. E.g. “We should get this information to the worker bees”
Workflow – The actual process in which work is done. E.g. “What is the workflow for checking this customer out?”
Working as Designed (WAD) – Something working as created versus working as it was desired that it worked. E.g. “We researched this issue and determined that this is working as designed.”