About

I have been consulting on organizational performance improvement for almost 20 years in a number of different capacities.   I’m a Buckeye-in-exile, currently based in Houston, Texas and have been a Microsoft Project MVP since July 2010 – hopefully continuing in that status for quite a while.

What I do is to help organizations get better at doing what they do – typically with the help of the Microsoft enterprise project management toolset.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Prakash kar says:

    Hi Andrew Lavinsky,

    This is prakash kar.First of all i would like to congratulate for the complte in depth information shared thru ‘Portfolio Analysis with Microsoft Project Server 2010, A Guide for the Business User’. I am so overwhelmed on your analysis and knowledge. I would love to see many things from your rxpertise since i am currently trying to deploy the demand management in a very reputed organization. Kindly share some of your other guide pertains to portfolio andcproject mangement so that i it will help me a lot..

    Please reply to my mail id (spmk2006@gmail.com)

    Have a nice day!!

    Thanks and regards,
    Prakash

  2. jeferson braga do carmo says:

    HELP-ME!
    good evening, I need help I’m migrating Project Server 2010 for the 2013 presenting this particular error:
    ConvertTo-SPProjectDatabase : Service Application not found.
    At line:1 char:1
    + ConvertTo-SPProjectDatabase -WebApplication http://epmprod03
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (SPWebApplication Name=EPM:SPWeb
    Application) [ConvertTo-SPProjectDatabase], SPException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Cmdlet.PSCmdletC
    onvertToProjectServiceDatabase

  3. Paul Hensch says:

    Hello Andrew,
    I want to ask – what was the solution to fix the behavior you have described in the reply toe the the question on technet (https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/projectserver/en-US/638864dc-c085-4e93-b783-4dcea0f22f4e/edits-to-user-profiles-throwing-an-error-the-resource-could-not-be-saved-due-to-the-following?forum=projserv2010setup)
    Your reply was
    “I’ve had a similar experience when we deleted either the Department or RBS value (can’t remember) in the custom field drop downs as part of a config refresh. Then when we opened the resource, we would get that error, presumably because it was trying to save a value that no longer existed. When we cancelled out and went back into the resource, it worked fine.”

    1. Not a real solution. We had to go into the resource record, try to save, get the error, then go back into the resource record and make the edit. Looks like it just needed to fail once, blank out the value, then it was good to go.

      1. Paul Hensch says:

        Thank you for the fast reply. It seems to be the only solution. Not the beautiful one, but it works 🙂

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