Author Archives: Andrew Lavinsky

About Andrew Lavinsky

I am a consultant with the UMT Consulting Group, one of the premiere project portfolio management consulting companies in the world, galaxy, or universe for all I know.

Applying Enterprise Architecture to an EPMO Process Framework

Thinking a bit more about last week’s post on scoping the EPMO.  In that post, I asserted that there are certain “stock” capabilities that an organization requires to execute projects.  Some of those capabilities should be best owned by the … Continue reading

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Querying Project Online with Natural Language

One of the most useful things to surface in the latest Microsoft BI offerings is the Natural Language Query (NLQ) functionality inherent in the Power BI online offering.  NLQ allows users to simply type questions into the interface to generate … Continue reading

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25 Years, a New Site, and a New Blog

Looking for more portfolio management information?  Check out our new corporate blog, recently (re)launched: …and for the full list of UMT blogs: The Corporate Team: The Development Team: The Product Team: The A Team:

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Scoping Your EPMO

In the ongoing quest for PMO relevance, many organizations are aligning to the PMO specifications defined by PMI in the Pulse of the Profession report unveiled in last year’s PMO Symposium.  In that report, five different PMO frameworks were defined: … Continue reading

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Calling all PPM Folks in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio….

Project and portfolio management is coming to Texas this November!  We’d like to invite you to an Executive Briefing coming soon to a location near you: Learn how companies such as Devon Energy were able to leverage modern project and … Continue reading

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Running Workflows on a Project Server Linked Task List

In Project Server 2013, Microsoft has introduced a new feature where task data from the project schedule is automatically synchronized with the first task list found alphabetically on the linked Project Site.  When it does that, it locks down the … Continue reading

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Project Portfolio Management: The Perspective of Choice

When enterprise architects meet up over beer and start parsing the terminology of enterprise architectural modeling, the concept of perspectives comes up, i.e. the ability to model the underpinning structure of the enterprise from a number of different perspectives – … Continue reading

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