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The SAFE acronym is a reminder that the most effective solutions are Simple, Affordable, Flexible and Efficient. Simple – It is good to be a “solutions” provider, it’s even better to be a provider of “simple solutions.” The most successful technology project/solution teams provide their customers with not only the simplest solutions possible, but further [...]

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2011-08-31 :: Russ Leseberg // gaps + mobile + Teams + Technology
iPirate – The Bucs Go iPad

A month before the launch of Apple’s original iPad, I predicted that sports teams would replace their playbooks with the tablet computer, see Countdown to iPad – Playbook (Use Case 18). Recently the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bought iPads for their players to do just that, see Tampa Bay Buccaneers buy each player an iPad to [...]

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The acronym ANSWER serves as a guide to successful communication. ANSWER stands for Accurate, Necessary, Succinct, Written, Effective and Responsive. Accurate – Accurate information is critical to the success of any endeavor. When providing information, verify the source and the data. It is better to have no data than bad data, as inaccuracy leads to [...]

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When building project teams, remember that DREAM Teams are winning teams. DREAM stands for Decision Makers, Representation, Expertise, Ability and Manageability. Decision Makers – Involving decision makers (management) on project teams is essential, but projects represent additional burden on already limited schedules. Most decision makers understand the need for their participation and will embrace decision-point [...]

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It is the personal responsibility of every project team member to add FLAVOR. FLAVOR stands for Follow, Lead, Attitude, Value, Ownership and Respect. Follow – A critical skill for all team members to master is that of following someone else’s lead. In project driven organizations, leadership roles can change from one meeting to the next. [...]

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2010-08-31 :: Russ Leseberg // gaps + mobile + Technology
iPad – It’s just a matter of time

Last week I was near DC meeting with a customer. After we had finished presenting to our client my colleague commented, “Just 6 months ago you were writing about what the iPad would do for business… who would have believed we would already be using an iPad to show our products and make our presentations”. [...]

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GREAT Meetings happen when everyone understands what is expected of them and other team members. GREAT stands for Goals, Roles, Expectations, Accountability and Timing. Goals – Knowledge of a project’s overarching goals provides the context for understanding the specific objectives/ tasks of individual team members. All team members should understand and be able to communicate [...]

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2010-05-31 :: Russ Leseberg // gaps + thoughts
Minding the Gaps & Ignoring the Blog

During the last couple of months I have been off minding some very important life gaps. In the meantime, I let the gap between blog posts grow quite large. Hopefully this just means I had my priorities straight. As my nose returns to the ‘blog stone’, I will be back to mixing things up a [...]

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2010-04-03 :: Russ Leseberg // gaps + mobile + Technology
Bundles of Joy

The twins have finally arrived. Let’s let them rest for a bit. We will fill you in later.

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Ready… on spur of the moment you decide to get away for the weekend. Fire… you pack the car and leave the house without knowing exactly where you’re headed. Aim… all you need now is a destination… all you need is iPad. While you drive, your co-pilot is free to check weather, hotels, points of [...]

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