This word implies that a project is completely ready to begin; the only step needed is the proverbial lifting of shovels. I find this word to be pretty cool, though it doesn't seem like 2009 was filled with very many successful projects. Hmmph.
After The Enron scandal, it was unanimous that businesses be upfront with their practices. 2008 and 2009 saw a surge in "transparent" business decisions. As long as businesses are being truthful, I say go ahead and overuse this word as you please!
NO, I HATE THIS WORD. I hate the incessant news coverage about tweens sexting. The entire concept really grosses me out and I refuse to think about it until someone tells me it's been actually, legally, legitimately banned forever.