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What management calls your software development project when they are afraid to tell their managers that the project no one wants you to work on is actually almost done and WILL be used by real people to do real work. This is usually some project that is very important and was ok'd by your manager in the first place, they just never got their managers ok.
me: Boss, I can't deliver a prototype to the customer, our crazy process won't allow it!
Boss: Yes you can, it's a workable prototype. Trust me, when I met with management I left a lot of wiggle room.
me: What the hell is a workable prototype? Prototypes are not real working code, but our code works and they want to use it!
Boss: We're working on that.
by hbNoNickname March 12, 2010