A skunkworks is a group of people who, in order to achieve unusual results, work on a project in a way that is outside the usual rules. A skunkworks is often a small team that assumes or is given responsibility for developing something in a short time with minimal management constraints. Typically, a skunkworks has a small number of members in order to reduce communications overhead. A skunkworks is sometimes used to spearhead a product design that thereafter will be developed according to the usual process. A skunkworks project may be secret.
Hey Bob, how's life in The Skunkworks?
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Refers to a project in development by a small group of people mainly for innovation.
Also is an official alias for the Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs and the name of a heavy metal album by Bruce Dickinson.
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