a) my middle name
b) a sauce made with wine
c) a planning/mediation meeting
d) a region in Austria
Correct answer is c. Charrette: a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions.
Alaska Dispatch News, August 18, 2014: "More than 50 individuals tied to the beleaguered port construction project will meet...for a weeklong charrette."
Author note: The "beleaguered port" actually needs a divine intervention but I doubt it's high on the Divine Project Manager's list.
Haiku from Iowa Visit
Five Canada geese
etch their late summer goodbye
across the still lake.