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.

Reporting in Project Online…..or…..How to Make a Technical Presentation Fun and Interesting

Apparently, it takes lots of salty Danish licorice.  Take a look at this presentation from Microsoft Ignite last week where Allan Rocha and Mike McLean do all the heavy lifting, and I sit in the back and make snide comments. … Continue reading

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[4/30 Webinar] How To Achieve Your Strategic Priorities

Florida Hospital will share how it successfully standardized its IT PMO and enhanced enterprise performance as a result. By investing in project portfolio visibility and standards it was able to enhance process excellence in pursuit of better community-based, cost effective … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Application Portfolio Management [Webinar]

Ben Chamberlain will be presenting on one of the hottest topics we see in the IT portfolio management world these days…..Application Portfolio Management. Ad-hoc, event-driven approaches to Application Portfolio Management (APM) simply aren’t delivering results. Important application data and metrics … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things and Portfolio Selection in Oil and Gas

Much has been written of late of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on many industries.  Oil and gas, despite the ongoing price decline, is no exception.  For those of you not familiar with the concepts of IoT, … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning as C-Suite Taylorism

I’ve been reading Henry Mintzberg’s The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning of late.  It’s been a bit of a slog, primarily because I’ve been trying to read it on flights (which puts me to sleep) or at my daughter’s … Continue reading

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Project Online: Step 1…Kill the Default PWA Site

After more than a year of watching folks adopt Microsoft’s Project Online, one thing we’ve noticed is that most organizations tend to have multiple Project Web Apps (DEV, PROD, Marketing, IT, etc.).  Additionally, many organizations prefer to modify the default … Continue reading

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[Utilities] PMO Strategies & Capital Investment Governance Webinar

Excited to announce this upcoming utilities-focused webinar on March 12 (2:00-3:00 EST) with UMT and Frank LaRocca, Director of Business Improvement Services for ConEdison. Learn from ConEd’s experiences and insights on building governance and an enterprise PMO for multi-billion dollar … Continue reading

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