What is said
What it means
|A number of different approaches are being tried.||We don’t know where we’re going, but we’re moving.|
|An extensive report is being prepared on a fresh approach to the problem.||We just hired three guys. We’ll let them kick it around for a while.|
|Developed after years of intensive research.||It was discovered by accident.|
|Modifications are underway to correct certain minor difficulties.||We threw the whole thing out and are starting from scratch.|
|Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive.||The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch.|
|Test results were extremely gratifying.||It works and, boy, are we surprised!|
|The design will be finalized in the next reporting period.||We haven’t started this job yet, but we’ve got to say something.|
|The entire concept is unworkable.||The only guy who understood the thing just quit.|
|We need close project coordination.||We should have asked someone else.
Alternate: Let’s spread the responsibility for this.