The engineers meet to discuss why the design process is slow.
Meeting, quality, team, design, process, cut, status report, efficiency, computer, root cause, guess, Dilbert, Wally, engineer
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Dilbert volunteers his house for the next all-day staff meeting.
Start of saga: Staff meeting at Dilbert's house.
Meeting, staff meeting, furniture, bathroom, restroom, Dilbert, Alice, Wally, Ross
Dilbert hosts an all-day staff meeting at his house. Bad move.
Meeting, house, fool, staff meeting, spill, decor, mayonnaise, bathroom, restroom, Dilbert, Wally, Alice, Ted
Meeting at Dilbert's house ends. Guests leave. Dogbert gets revenge.
Meeting, house, spill, mess, staff meeting, hovel, bumper sticker, Boss, Wally, Dilbert, Ted, Dogbert
Dilbert asks questions about product and gets the run-around.
Marketing, mystery product, cost, schedule, psychic, PDA, Dilbert, co-worker
Wally and Dilbert argue over whose user representative is the stupidest.
Office Politics, user representative, wager, scone, Styrofoam, cup, paradigm, Dilbert, Wally, Tom
Alice tries to get Dilbert to absorb her woes. His cologne saves him.
Personal, coma, cologne, wedding ring, IRS, audit, sexual harassment, Alice, Dilbert
Bob gives wedgies to corporate idiots.
Office Politics, wedgie, project, back-up system, market segmentation, delegate, VP, marketing, improvement, Bob, Dilbert, Wally, budget analyst, marketing guy, senior manager
Dogbert makes pitch to boss about his consultants' big brains.
Start of saga: Consultant's brains strapped to torsos.
Consultant, big brains, liver, carried away, pitch meeting, Boss, Dogbert, Ratbert
Dogbert preps Ratbert with unsatisfactory results.
Consultant, bad technique, arrogant, dysfunctional, thinking, Dogbert, Ratbert, Wally, Dilbert
Ratbert lays down the rules of the consultant game. Dilbert is not amused.
Consultant, brain, liver, project leader, think, career, Ratbert, Wally, Dilbert
Ratbert thanks the engineers for doing their assignments.
Consultant, assignment, report, binder, good word, Ratbert, Dilbert, Alice
The Boss discovers Ratbert's "brain" is a slab of liver.
Consultant, Dogbert Consulting Company, brain, liver, MBA, Harvard, debate, Boss, Ratbert
Ratbert submits his consulting report to the boss. Fire everyone.
Consultant, report, fire, company directory, time saver, Ratbert, Boss
The Boss asks after the engineers' families.
Management, family, personal life, job satisfaction, intangible benefit, salary, divorce, self-esteem, technique, overwork, Boss, Dilbert, Wally
Dilbert is put in charge of a fully funded project and must protect himself.
Start of saga: The TTP Project.
Management, project, money, fully funded, brick, suck up, Dilbert, co-worker
Dilbert holds a project kick-off meeting but does not disclose the purpose of the project.
Project, kickoff, meeting, purpose, sabotage, microchip, Dilbert, engineer
Dilbert tries to get Wally to join his TTP project. Wally turns him down.
Management, project, team, arch nemesis, enemy, rival, Dilbert, Wally
Dilbert's positive attitude about his project meets a brick wall co-worker.
Management, project, cooperation, birdseed, soap carving, reputation, success, Dilbert
The Boss wants an update on the TTP project. Dilbert blames Marketing.
Leadership, project, marketing, doom, blame, decision, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss informs Dilbert his project has changed, but won't tell him how.
Leadership, project, voicemail, knowledge, Boss, Dilbert
A project manager has a detailed project plan for review, but it gets in the way of actual work.
Project, meeting, project plan, resource, task, dependency, to be determined, random number, TBD, estimate, schedule, delay, project manager, Dilbert, Alice, Wally
The Boss tells Dilbert to call a meeting, but not to come himself.
Leadership, project, calendar, Dilbert, Boss
The Boss critiques Dilbert's project status report.
Leadership, project, criticism, bungle, clueless, facilitated by, delay, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss transfers Dilbert's funding to a project with a cooler acronym.
Leadership, funding, acronym, fulfil, binder, Boss, Dilbert, Dogbert
Ratbert wants a piece of technology named in his honour.
Start of saga: Ratbert wants more recognition.
Technology, label, scuzzy, politically correct, SCSI, Ratbert, Dilbert
Ratbert wants to be referred to as a "Rattus."
Science, rattus, diminutive, community, genus, squeak, Ratbert, Bob
Ratbert object to the term, 'rat'. Dogbert suggests alternatives.
Family, definition, television, pillow, rattus, Ratbert, Dogbert
Wally is promoted to director of a group about to be eliminated.
Downsizing, promotion, director, quality, fire, executive director, Boss, Wally, Dilbert
Dogbert reports Mr. Dork wrote a letter about the strip using the word "Dorkage."
Note: Refers to the strip published on 1993-12-16.
Society, letter, Mr. Dork, Dorkage, apology, offend, Dogbert
The Boss decides Dilbert needs 'diversity sensitivity training'.
Leadership, diversity, Midol, women, chick, shop, cry, Dilbert, Alice, Boss