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.
A point of congestion in a system that occurs when workloads arrive at a given point more quickly than that point can handle them. The inefficiencies brought about by the bottleneck often create a queue and a longer overall cycle time.
A contract provision that automatically renews the length of the agreement after a predetermined period, unless notice for termination is given. Evergreens are often used for long term agreements such as memberships or maintenance contracts.
Any chaotic, unexpected activity. Has also often lost its pejorative meaning of pointless and unproductive. In this way, fire drill is often used in the same idiomatic way putting out fires or fire fighting is used.