Estimating Episodes


Estimating Requirements for Your Microsoft Business App

Sept. 27, 2022

129. Learn how to use story point estimation to estimate the relative size of your Dynamics 365 or Power Platform application's requirements. You'll also learn: How to slice user stories into the right size for estimation an…

Estimating Requirements User Stories Requirements

Using Story Points to Estimate Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Apps

Sept. 14, 2022

128. My wife, Natascha, is a faster trail runner than I am. Find out why estimating trail runs in units of time leads to misaligned expectations about how long it'll take for us to run the same trail together. You'll also le…


Why Estimate Business Apps At All?

Aug. 25, 2022

127. Do you really have to estimate the effort of building the Dynamics 365 or Power Platform apps you've been asked to build? If you work for a Microsoft partner, you probably do -- unless you work for a customer who doesn'…

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Advanced Estimating Q&A

Aug. 15, 2022

126. Thanks for all your questions about estimating business applications. In this episode, I tackle four tricky situations when it comes to estimating Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications. Should we re-estimate item…

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Six challenges of enterprise Dynamics 365 projects with Andrew Bibby and Dani Kahil

May 3, 2022

#116. Dani Kahil interviews Andrew Bibby about a pivotal, multi-year Dynamics 365 business transformation project in financial services. Dani Kahil and Andrew Bibby are both Microsoft Business Applications MVPs. Dani is an i…


#NoEstimates Business Applications with Vasco Duarte

March 1, 2021

#74. Join me with Vasco Duarte who runs Oikosofy a coaching company in Finland and is also behind the Scrum Master Toolbox podcast. Vasco is the author of a fascinating book, #NoEstimates. Vasco and I chat about the challeng…

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Estimating How Much and How Long

Aug. 24, 2020

#55. In this second episode on estimating Microsoft Business Applications we answer your financial sponsor's two favourite questions: How long is it going to take? How much is it going to cost? If you're a Dynamics 365 or Po…

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Estimating Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Applications

July 14, 2020

#53. If you're building Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate or Power Virtual Agent applications, when and how should you be estimating your requirements, releases and applications? Check out part 2, …


Estimating Bugs in Scrum

Oct. 27, 2019

#40. There are two ways of handling bugs in Scrum: Bug Estimators treat bugs like any other product backlog item. They write a card, estimate it, add it to the product backlog, prioritise it and work on it during a future sp…

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Shawn, Stop Estimating Effort in Days! with Shawn Tabor

May 6, 2019

#28. Shawn Tabor wants to know whether to estimate project effort in days or story points. Aren't they the same thing? I've used four ways of estimating effort in my Dynamics 365 projects: Counting cards Days T-shirts Story …

Estimating Product Backlog

Estimating the Product Backlog Using Planning Poker

April 2, 2019

#11. Estimating product backlog items using planning poker is the topic for this episode. The benefits of planning poker: gain a shared understanding of the work, bring diverse perspectives to the estimation process and esti…

Estimating Pitching Scrum Planning Q&A

Listeners’ Q&A

April 1, 2019

#8. Dermot and Neil answer questions submitted by podcast listeners about: Estimating chores to reduce technical debt ( Todd Mercer ). Prioritizing items with dependencies and the principle of emergent design ( Alan Rachid )…