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.

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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Know Microsoft Project? Move to Colorado

From Governor Hickenlooper’s State of the State speech: We have launched an initiative that pulls together state resources from several departments, with the single-minded objective to assist long-term unemployed workers find work. People like Wendy Stedman. Last year, Wendy walked … Continue reading

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Want Value from Prioritization? Stop Focusing on Prioritization

What’s the best way to prioritize projects and initiatives within the portfolio?  This is a common question – with equally common answers.  Usually, the response is to implement a structure that maps projects to strategic initiatives.  Increasingly, the answer is … Continue reading

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