(1). An enhancement that needs to be rolled out right away because somebody important says its important.
“Okay, team. We’ve got a short-fuse project that just came down from management. Now, I know it’s Christmas Eve, but the boss forgot to set his out of office before leaving for Cabo, and it’s our job to get it updated before his wife figures out where he is.”
(1). A term used by Operations or IT to denote a project or enhancement that is considered a low-priority (see nice-to-have), but is promised to be included in a later upgrade. Day 2 projects generally never get started despite repeated promises by IT to allocate future resources to them “in the next release”.
“Thanks for the input there, Don…but I think we’re going to have to consider your plan to rebuild our transaction processing infrastructure a Day 2 Project for the time-being. We have much more important things in the hopper right now…like our new app. People love apps, Don. People love apps.”