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English translation: Grupos de trabajo informales

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Spanish term or phrase:skunk works
English translation:Grupos de trabajo informales
Entered by: charlesink
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06:20 Jan 9, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Spanish term or phrase: Skunk works
Skunk works
Skunk works
Skunk works developing new products cannot be controlled through a formal structure, but skilled projects managers can easily sense whether things are on track or not
charlesink
Local time: 03:44
skunk works
Explanation:
I don't know what the correct term would be in Spanish, but the English is defined in the Canadian Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique as:

A group of employees assigned to solve difficult problems, especially in the design of complicated machinery.
This is structurally messy, less than optimally organized place populated by a group of zealous part-time and full-time people who get creative about finding resources for their adventures. Skunkwork members regularly and substantially outproduce the hyper-organized people of more traditional settings. The innovation secret of excellent companies is their exceptional willingness to foster large numbers of small skunkwork groups that actively strive to innovate.

See also the links below (2 of 31,700 matches on Google!)

By the way, you'd do better to ask in the En>Sp combination!!
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Gillian Hargreaves
Local time: 06:44
Grading comment
No translation, but references helped to find it, thanks!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naCuando hay tantas cosas nuevas pasando, cuando se produce tantos productos nuevosDavid Gay
naskunk works - more
Gillian Hargreaves
naskunk works
Gillian Hargreaves


  

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35 mins
skunk works


Explanation:
I don't know what the correct term would be in Spanish, but the English is defined in the Canadian Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique as:

A group of employees assigned to solve difficult problems, especially in the design of complicated machinery.
This is structurally messy, less than optimally organized place populated by a group of zealous part-time and full-time people who get creative about finding resources for their adventures. Skunkwork members regularly and substantially outproduce the hyper-organized people of more traditional settings. The innovation secret of excellent companies is their exceptional willingness to foster large numbers of small skunkwork groups that actively strive to innovate.

See also the links below (2 of 31,700 matches on Google!)

By the way, you'd do better to ask in the En>Sp combination!!


    Reference: http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/3993/
    Reference: http://www.airspacemag.com/asm/mkt/Skunk.html
Gillian Hargreaves
Local time: 06:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 359
Grading comment
No translation, but references helped to find it, thanks!

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Dyran Altenburg
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44 mins
skunk works - more


Explanation:
From Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' web site: "The Skunk Works got its name from the "Skonk Works" of Al Capp's L'il Abner comic strip, where they had a hidden still in a secluded hollow. The name still fits, because exciting things are always brewing around here."


    Reference: http://www.skunkworks.net/company_overview.html
Gillian Hargreaves
Local time: 06:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 359

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3 hrs
Cuando hay tantas cosas nuevas pasando, cuando se produce tantos productos nuevos


Explanation:
There's always something going on,
or there's always some new product being made, or to be made...
Obviously, there's no uniform way to automatically produce mass quantities of something new...
Check it out.


    Lockheed Martin, North Syracuse, New York
David Gay
PRO pts in pair: 4

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