(1). Something your boss doesn’t want to have to do … ever. So, keep it simple, stupid.
“Look, Jim … sounds like a great idea, but you really need to flesh out these requirements a bit more before we can propose this as a new project. We can’t have our development team doing a lot of mental detective work to try to figure out what you’re driving at.”
(1). “Policies and Procedures Manual”; or in other words, an endless document no one reads that outlines a bunch of rules no one follows.
“Okay, guys, so we’re rolling out the new PPM for check presentments this week. I’d like everyone to read through it and let me know if you have any questions. It’s only 247 pages, so it shouldn’t take you more than a weekend.”