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.

Baseline Benefits as Well as Costs

Not to keep harping on the ongoing depression in oil prices – which let’s face it, is probably a good thing for folks outside of the energy industry – but it affects many of the discussions we have with our … Continue reading

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Would You Wear a Winter Coat on a Hot Day?

As the Houston summer heats up and the mosquitoes launch their annual siege, the concept of summer safety comes up.  We lecture the kids on what they should wear, and how they should slather themselves with repellent and sun screen.  … Continue reading

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10 Things I Learned at PMI Houston’s 2015 Annual Conference

We came.  We saw.  We learned.  The 2015 annual conference has come and gone, and with it, we’ve compiled our list of the top ten takeaways.  See how the oil price downturn has affected project and portfolio management in the … Continue reading

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Balancing Speed and Efficiency: Effectively Segmenting the Portfolio (Part 2)

In the portfolio management space, we seem to live on a continuum.  On one side, we segment the portfolio and treat the different portfolios as separate entities.  On the other side, we combine all of our work and prioritize against … Continue reading

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Balancing Speed and Efficiency: Effectively Segmenting the Portfolio (Part 1)

(Catching up on some thoughts after getting through a couple of recent client interactions, conferences, and books.)  In the portfolio management space, we seem to live on a continuum. On one side of the continuum, we have this vision of … Continue reading

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Attending Gartner IT PPM Next Week?

Feel free to stop by one of our booths.  Both UMT Consulting Group and UMT360 will have space– in addition to our good friends from Microsoft.  I’ll be there and bouncing between the different booths. We also have clients presenting … Continue reading

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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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