Q&A Episodes

Estimating Q&A

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…

Product Owner Q&A

Advanced Product Owner Questions

July 26, 2021

#96. I continue the deeper dive into the role of the Product Owner with advanced Product Owner questions. This episode covers: Can the product owner role be combined with scrum master or developer? Which product owner certif…

Architecture Q&A

Should You Design Upfront When Scaling Development?

Feb. 15, 2021

#72. Michael Nunes asks, "When multiple systems are being delivered by different parties, I find that we have to design the details upfront, then use agile for the delivery of the Dynamics 365 systems. Is this your experienc…

Customer Story Developers Q&A Scrum Team

Can a Scrum Team Have Just One Developer?

Feb. 8, 2021

#71. Daniel Kerridge says, "I'm the only developer in my team so I just wondered if there's a special version of Scrum that works in that scenario." There are three sets of accountabilities in the scrum team: the product own…

Q&A Scrum Team

How Can We Bridge the Gap Between Business and IT?

Jan. 29, 2021

#70. Dan Madden , a program manager at Acensus, asks, "What’s the best way to help bridge that gap between [IT and] the business and ultimately the end-users?" In this episode, you'll learn about the five characteristics of …

Q&A Scrum Team

Should Business Apps Teams Follow the Agile Manifesto?

Jan. 20, 2021

#69. In this episode, Andreas Dutz, Business Development Manager at HSO from Bavaria, Germany, asks, "Have you defined what agile means? Are your teams trained in the Agile Manifesto and are your teams applying it today?" Th…

Q&A Scrum Team

6 Roles Every Enterprise Business Applications Project Should Have

Jan. 12, 2021

#68. What does the structure of a scales business application project look like? What groups and roles do you need when you've got 50 or more team members working together for a year or more to build a large, complex applica…

Product Backlog Q&A

How to Manage Scope Creep in an Agile Project?

Dec. 28, 2020

#67. In this Q&A episode, Stephen Price , Digital Solution Architect at ITK Consulting in Canada, asks, "How should we manage scope creep within a sprint in an agile project?" The scope of our product is defined by the produ…

Dynamics 365 Q&A

Data Migration in Agile Dynamics 365 Projects

Dec. 15, 2020

#66. Matt Venamore , scrum master at RACQ, asks about how to handle data migration on agile Dynamics 365 projects. My recommended approach is for the data migration team to conduct a proof-of-concept or prototyping exercise …

Q&A Scrum Master

Scrum Master or Agile Project Manager?

Nov. 23, 2020

#64. Carolle Bruce , Director of Information Technology at Avcorp Industries in Vancouver, asks, "What's the best argument for when senior management says, 'All this agile stuff is great but I don't see why you'd have a scru…

Q&A User Stories

Should We Have a Standard Set of User Stories?

Nov. 16, 2020

#63. David Mochrie , a Power Platform consultant at Magnetism in Auckland, asks, "Should we have a standard set of user stories for Dynamics 365?" A long time ago, I tried to make it easy to write detailed user interface des…

Business Central Dynamics 365 Q&A

How Can We Adopt Scrum for Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Nov. 9, 2020

#62. Anand Kushalnagar , a project manager at Nexon Asia Pacific in Sydney, asks, "At the moment, we are using a hybrid implementation approach for our projects. How can you deliver Dynamics 365 business central projects in …

Q&A Scrum Team

All Your Scrum Team Questions Answered

Dec. 5, 2019

#42. The topic for this episode is scrum teams. The composition and the characteristics of your scrum team remain fundamental to you having any success with an agile approach when you're implementing business applications. I…

Developers Product Owner Q&A Scrum Team Scrum Master

Optimising Scrum Teams

April 4, 2019

#19. We’re on a mission to ensure every Microsoft customer and partner successfully implements Dynamics 365 using the Scrum framework. Do you have a question for the Scrum Dynamics podcast? Visit Customery.com and click on t…


More Listeners' Q&A

April 3, 2019

#15. Dermot’s picked up his Professional Scrum Master II and Professional Scrum Product Owner certifications. Good timing, Dermot, because our first question was from Dick Clark at eBECS who has a client project who wants to…