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…

Estimating

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'…

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…

Customer Story Power Apps

EY's PowerPost reduces lead times by 95%

Aug. 12, 2022

#125. In this episode of Amazing Applications, Emil Hovgaard and Sheelan Bhana of EY Nordic Tech Hub share the story behind EY's PowerPost application and how it has made the General Ledger posting process easier and faster …

Architecture Requirements

Documenting Your Agile Applications

July 29, 2022

#124. When you're using an agile approach, like Scrum, how and when should you document your Dynamics 365 or Power Platform applications? After all, the Agile Manifesto says, "We value working software over comprehensive doc…

Sprint

Sprint goals for Microsoft Business Apps

July 21, 2022

#123. Learn how to use sprint goals to communicate to your stakeholders what your team has committed to building this sprint. If you can write your sprint goal in the subject line of the sprint review invitation to your stak…

Product Owner

Can You Build an App Without a Product Owner?

July 4, 2022

122. Ethan is a scrum master for a Power Platform team and his team is trying to build an app but the customer's product owner hasn't shown up yet! What should he do? If your team's product owner is missing in action, in thi…

Customer Story Power Platform

Power Platform governance at a global scale with Rene Modery

June 17, 2022

121. What's it like trying to manage 10 Microsoft 365 tenants with hundreds of environments, apps and citizen developers. Rene Modery, Power Platform Technical Lead shares his journey at global advertising company, WPP. Mana…

Partner Story Requirements

Defining requirements for complex Power Platform apps with Hamish Sheild

June 7, 2022

120. Hamish Sheild describes his five step Solution Mapping framework for using design thinking principles to define the requirements for complex Power Platform applications. Hamish has discovered Outlook's Board View and Ne…

Partner Story

Is Pre-Sales the Key to Power Platform Success? with Craig McGeough

May 29, 2022

119. What's the role of pre-sales in setting up Microsoft customers and partners for successful Dynamics 365 and Power Platform projects? Today's guest is Craig McGeough, Power Platform Pre-Sales Consultant at Incremental Gr…

Power Apps Portals

Power Pages and beyond with Ulrikke Akerbæk

May 19, 2022

118. Ulrikke Akerbæk joins to discuss what's new with Power Pages (still called Power Apps Portals when we recorded this episode under NDA!). Discover some of the goodies Microsoft has been releasing for professional develop…

Planning Power Apps Power Platform

Answer These Five Questions Before You Build Anything with Chike Eduputa

May 11, 2022

117. Chike Eduputa challenges citizen developers (and professional developers) to ask themselves five critical questions before building their next Power Platform or Dynamics 365 app. Chike Eduputa is a senior manager at Cap…

Change Management Dynamics 365 Estimating Partner Story

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…

Change Management

Application Eggs and Change Chickens with Angeliki Patsiavou

April 25, 2022

#115. Angeliki Patsiavou is on a mission to help Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform application development teams introduce professional change managers to their projects from inception instead of deferring it until n…

Dynamics 365

Personalise Your Customer Experience with Dynamics 365 with Guro Faller and Tricia Sinclair

April 11, 2022

#114. I'm joined by Microsoft MVPs Guro Faller and Tricia Sinclair. Guro and Tricia are presenting at Scottish Summit in Glasgow in June. Their presentation is "Personalize Your Customer Experience with Dynamics 365". It's g…

CRM Customer Story Dynamics 365

From the Basement to the Cloud with Vivian Voss

April 4, 2022

#113. Vivian Voss joins me to discuss her upcoming Scottish Summit session, From the Basement to the Cloud - Your Journey from CRM on-premises to Dynamics 365 CE . Register today for Scottish Summit . Congratulations to Yaco…

Guest: Vivian Voss
Partner Story Power Apps

Power Platform at the heart of Scotland’s new recycling scheme

March 28, 2022

#112. Dani Kahil interviews Paddy Byrne about the Power Platform's role in enabling Scotland's new recycling scheme for single-use drinking containers. Scots people are famous for being careful with their money so I imagine …

About Scrum Certification

Start Here: How to Build Amazing Apps

March 15, 2022

#111. Start here to learn why, when and how to use an agile approach to build Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications. In this episode, you'll learn: Why I use an agile approach building Dynamics 365 and Power App When …

Requirements Testing

Testing Heaven: When should we test agile apps?

Feb. 10, 2022

#110. My current team is stuck in Limbo. We've finished development of a Dynamics 365 application for a local government department and we're tapping our fingers waiting for acceptance testing to start. What should agile te…

Customer Story

Enterprise CRM with scaled Scrum at RACQ

Jan. 24, 2022

#109. In this special episode, I'm interviewed by Dani Kahil about my experience delivering an enterprise CRM project at RACQ (the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland). RACQ is a membership organisation serving two million p…

Guest: Dani Kahil

Behind the scenes of Amazing Applications

Jan. 4, 2022

108. If you're considering starting a Dynamics 365 or Power Platform podcast in 2022, or just wonder what's involved in producing a podcast episode, join me for a behind the scenes look at my four step episode production pro…

Developers Scrum Team

Blended teams: customer and partner co-development

Dec. 23, 2021

#107. What would you do if you ran a Microsoft partner business and your customer wanted to stack your scrum their with their developers? This is the story of Selina who runs Gotham Heroes. Her customer, Bruce at Gotham Orph…

Product Owner Product Backlog Requirements User Stories

Product Backlog Refinement: Who's Involved? (And Why!)

Dec. 7, 2021

#106. You and the Microsoft Business Apps product owner are on Teams going through the product backlog. You two are working on it together because that’s how it has always been done. And yet, when you look back at the last f…