A/B testing

In marketing and business intelligence, A/B testing is jargon for a randomized experiment with two variants, A and B, which are the control and treatment in the controlled experiment.


In ethics and governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving.

Action item

1. In management, an action item is a documented event, task, activity, or action that needs to take place. Action items are discrete units that can be handled by a single person.
2. A short term goal that requires a defined measure of work to complete. Basically a dynamic, proactive version of your to do list.


Collective amount, sum, or mass arrived-at by adding or putting together all components, elements, or parts of an assemblage or group, without implying that the resulting total is whole (contains everything that should be in it).


Agile software development is a group of software development methods in which solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, continuous improvement, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change.


A web and mobile application designed to help teams track their work and manage tasks.

Back of the envelope

Anything completed in a quick, casual manner. Most often references informal calculations made by engineering and finance types.

Back Pocket

1. To have something readily available 2. Trick up your sleeve. 3. To have someone under your control


Backlog generally refers to an accumulation over time of work waiting to be done or orders to be fulfilled.


In telecommunications and computing, a product or technology is backward compatible (BC) or downward compatible if it can work with input generated by or meant to an older product or technology such as a legacy system.

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