(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). A suggestion made during a meeting or conference call to make sure everything being discussed makes sense (see take a step back, smell test). “Sanity Checks” usually result in the discussion being tabled until a later date while the topic (which invairably makes no sense) is being researched further.