Episodes

Certification Scrum Master

How did you get scrum master training?

Nov. 29, 2021

#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…

Developers Sprint Planning

Should You Assign Stories to Developers in Sprint Planning?

Nov. 19, 2021

#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 eve…

Architecture Dynamics 365

Microsoft FastTrack Success by Design with Seth Kircher

Oct. 18, 2021

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 incarnat…

Guest: Seth Kircher
Partner Story Power Apps Portals

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

Sept. 29, 2021

#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 cov…

Guest: Bruce Sithole
Partner Story

Business Transformation with Microsoft Business Apps with Lipi Sarkar

Sept. 16, 2021

#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 Dynami…

Guest: Lipi Sarkar
Requirements User Stories

Mastering Dynamics 365 Requirements in Azure DevOps with Dani Kahil

Sept. 13, 2021

#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 manag…

Guest: Dani Kahil
Partner Story Power Apps

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

Sept. 3, 2021

#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 e…

Partner Story Power Platform

Hello, My Sweet Chatbot 🥰 with Dian Taylor

Aug. 24, 2021

#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 A…

Requirements

5 Reasons To Avoid Analysis in Advance

Aug. 16, 2021

#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 …

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…

Product Owner

10 Product Owner Myths on Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Projects

July 13, 2021

#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 Dynami…

Product Backlog Sprint Backlog

Product Goals for Power Platform and Dynamics 365

July 5, 2021

#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 Owner

Who Makes the Best Scrum Product Owner?

June 28, 2021

#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 accountabili…

Customer Story

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

June 21, 2021

#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 …

Architecture Partner Story Power BI

Power BI Deferred Design with Reza Rad, RADACAD

June 14, 2021

#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.…

Guest: Reza Rad
CRM ISV Story Power Platform

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

June 8, 2021

#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 …

Architecture Partner Story Power Apps Portals Power CAT

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

May 31, 2021

#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 …

Customer Story Power Platform

Adopting the Power Platform with Brendan Eger, Partners in Health

May 25, 2021

#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 te…

Guest: Brendan Eger
Power Apps User Adoption

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

May 17, 2021

#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. Ou…

Guest: Mandar Zope
ERP Dynamics 365

Agile Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations with Paul Heisterkamp

May 11, 2021

#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 a…

Certification Change Management

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

May 3, 2021

#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. …

Change Management Customer Story Product Owner

3 Big Lessons in Change Management with Britt Damkjaer

April 26, 2021

#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 e…

ALM & DevOps Power Apps Power CAT

Bonus: Extended Interview with Marc Schweigert

April 21, 2021

#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

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

April 19, 2021

#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 …