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.

[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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Adding Tasks to the Timeline with VBA

Toodling around in MPP 2013 today and came up with this quick code.  It runs through each task and adds the ones flagged in the Flag1 field to the timeline.  Note this is barely tested – and I would assume … Continue reading

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Performance Improvement in 2 Slick Pages

Caught this PDF the other day while browsing’s website.  (I used to be on the board of the Central Ohio chapter): Well worth the time to review:

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There’s Still Time to Register for Our Houston Event on November 20

Come on out to Microsoft’s offices to see what’s next in project and portfolio management.  For more information and to register, please check out this link:

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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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