Episodes

November 29, 2021

How did you get scrum master training?

#105. Dan Foster, a senior consultant and solutions architect at CRM Dynamics, asks, "Have you found much benefit from your being a scrum master? If so, how did you get that training?" I've taken the Scrum Alliance Certified ...

November 19, 2021

Should You Assign Stories to Developers in Sprint Planning?

#104. Should we assign items to a developer during sprint planning? Some of my scrum teams building Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications assign sprint backlog items to a named developer during the sprint planning even...

October 18, 2021

Microsoft FastTrack Success by Design with Seth Kircher

103. The Microsoft FastTrack Success by Design implementation guide was first published in May 2021 and has refreshed this month (October 2021) in the 2021 Wave 2 update . What is Success by Design? Is it the latest incarnati...

Architecture Dynamics 365

September 29, 2021

"OMG, I love your new system. It's so easy to use!" with Bruce Sithole, 365 Mechanix

#102. Bruce Sithole's team at 265 Mechanix built a Power Portal application for a business to business lender that earned some serious kudos for his customer. Find out how in this episode of Amazing Applications. We also cove...

Partner Story Power Apps Portals

September 16, 2021

Business Transformation with Microsoft Business Apps with Lipi Sarkar

#101. DynamicsCon starts next week. Lipi Sarkar is presenting two sessions at DynamicsCon and joins me to share the highlights from her presentations as well as her book, Build a Digital Future. Resources Register for Dynamic...

Partner Story

September 13, 2021

Mastering Dynamics 365 Requirements in Azure DevOps with Dani Kahil

#100. Are you looking for better ways to manage your Dynamics 365 and Power Platform requirements in Azure DevOps? Join me and Dani Kahil as we explore what it takes to master your requirements. Why use Azure DevOps to manage...

Requirements User Stories

September 03, 2021

How to Design Forms for Amazing User Experiences with Mary Ann Castro

#99. We all know that good form design is important especially when we're building model-driven Power Apps and Dynamics 365 apps. But what actually makes a good form design? Join me as Mary Ann Castro shares her secrets of ef...

Partner Story Power Apps

August 24, 2021

Hello, My Sweet Chatbot 🥰 with Dian Taylor

#98. Hey everyone, Dian Taylor is here! Dian is a two-time MVP and a director of pre-sales at RSM US. She's presenting, 'Getting Started with Power Virtual Agents' at DynamicsCon on 20 September. So I invited Dian onto the Am...

Partner Story Power Platform

August 16, 2021

5 Reasons To Avoid Analysis in Advance

#97. I share five reasons why I think you should avoid analysis in advance when you're building Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications. My five top reasons: Peak ignorance. You're analyzing the requirements during the p...

Requirements

July 26, 2021

Advanced Product Owner Questions

#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 certifi...

Product Owner

July 13, 2021

10 Product Owner Myths on Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Projects

#95. I continue the deeper dive into the role of the Product Owner, who is responsible for maximizing the impact of the application that the scrum team is building. And I think our product owners in Power Platform and Dynamic...

Product Owner

July 05, 2021

Product Goals for Power Platform and Dynamics 365

#94. I dive deeper into getting into the right mindset to build applications. In the last episode, we looked at ten potential candidates for the product owner role in our scrum teams building Power Platform and Dynamics 365 ...

Product Backlog Product Goal Sprint Goal

June 28, 2021

Who Makes the Best Scrum Product Owner?

#93. I dive deeper into getting into the right mindset to build applications, including using the Scrum agile approach. This episode covers: Why the Product Owner is the most critical role in the Scrum team. The accountabilit...

Product Owner

June 21, 2021

Apps for Winning Awards with Gail Mercer-MacKay, Mercer MacKay Solutions

#92. Join me with Gail Mercer-MacKay, the founder and CEO of Mercer-MacKay. They have a unique position in the Microsoft ecosystem: they help Microsoft partners clarify their marketing message and produce compelling digital c...

Customery Story

June 14, 2021

Power BI Deferred Design with Reza Rad, RADACAD

#91. Join me with Reza Rad, the founder and CEO of RADACAD providing Power BI training and consultancy services to thousands of Microsoft customers and partners every year. Reza's list of achievements is pretty embarrassing. ...

Architecture Partner Story Power BI

June 08, 2021

Building a CRM App for Financial Advisors with Stephen Handley, Fin365

#90. Join me with Stephen Handley,founder, CEO and chief architect at Fin365, an application development business serving financial services professionals in Australia. Fin365 was born out of need for better data management p...

CRM ISV Story Power Platform

May 31, 2021

A Power Apps Portal for 1 Million Users in 100 hours with Mohammed Mohsin Khalid, Imperium Dynamics

#89. Join me with Mohammad Mohsin Khalid. And he's the founder, CEO and chief architect at Imperium Dynamics. He and his team built a Power Portal to support a million constituents booking their COVID test appointments, and t...

Architecture Partner Story Power Apps Portals Power CAT

May 25, 2021

Adopting the Power Platform with Brendan Eger, Partners in Health

#88. Join me with Brendan Eger, an Associate Director of Information Systems and Analytics at Partners In Health in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Brendan's story is a fascinating journey of a small, bootstrapped tea...

Customery Story Power Platform

May 17, 2021

Power Apps for 100,000 users with Mandar Zope, Slalom Consulting

#87. Join me with Mandar Zope, a principal consultant at Slalom Consulting from Seattle. Mandar has been busy building business applications that are being used by a hundred thousand users at a global oil and gas company. Our...

Power Apps User Adoption

May 11, 2021

Agile Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations with Paul Heisterkamp

#86. Join me with Paul Heisterkamp, a Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations solution architect and developer at GWS in Germany. Paul shares with us his story of a multi-country Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations project for an...

Agile ERP Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations

May 03, 2021

Are Microsoft Certifications Causing Projects to Fail? with Julie Yack and Julian Sharp

#85. Join me with Julie Yack and Julian Sharp as we discuss my question, "Are Microsoft certifications causing projects to fail?" Julie Yack is a founder and the chief operations officer at Colorado Technology Consultants. S...

Certification Change Management

April 26, 2021

3 Big Lessons in Change Management with Britt Damkjaer

#84. Join me with Britt Damkjaer, customer excellence and change management coach and the founder of bd relations in Copenhagen, Denmark as we discuss change management and business applications and other insights from her ex...

Change Management Customery Story Product Owner

April 21, 2021

Bonus: Extended Interview with Marc Schweigert

#83. Bonus extended interview with Marc Schweigert, principal program manager on the Power Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft as we talk about Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) approaches suited to novices and citizen ...

ALM & DevOps Power Apps Power CAT

April 19, 2021

Power Apps ALM Accelerator for Advanced Makers with Marc Schweigert, Microsoft

#82. Join me with Marc Schweigert, a programme manager on the Power Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft as we talk about Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) approaches suited to novices and citizen developers through to p...

ALM & DevOps Power Apps Power CAT