This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Early in my IT career I read some advice to the young that said to be careful when slinging acronyms for the latest and greatest. If your seniors pause as if they don't immediately know what the acronym stands for, realize that it's not that they don't know what XYZ stands for. It's that they know a half dozen things XYZ could stand for and are sorting out which could be relevant to the present conversation.