Episodes

March 24, 2021

Bonus: Extended Interview with CJ Brooks, MISSION CRM

#79. Bonus extended interview with CJ Brooks, a Fundraising and Engagement Architect at Mission CRM as we talk about how Mission CRM closed the doors on their consulting practice to focus on building the Mission CRM fundraisi...

CRM Dynamics 365 ISV Story Partner Story

March 22, 2021

The Making of MISSION CRM with CJ Brooks

#78. Join me with CJ Brooks, a Fundraising and Engagement Architect at Mission CRM as we talk about how Mission CRM closed the doors on their consulting practice to focus on building the Mission CRM fundraising and engagement...

CRM Dynamics 365 ISV Story Partner Story

March 17, 2021

Bonus: Extended Interview with Bert Wijns, Power Accelerate

#77. Bonus extended interview with Bert Wijns, a Global Solution Strategy Architect a Microsoft and co-founder of Power Accelerate as we talk about the tool he created which allows you to take a screenshot of a legacy applica...

ISV Story Partner Story Power Apps

March 15, 2021

Automagically Building Power Apps with Bert Wijns, Power Accelerate

#76. Join me with Bert Wijns, a Global Solution Strategy Architect a Microsoft and co-founder of Power Accelerate as we talk about the tool he created which allows you to take a screenshot of a legacy application or database ...

ISV Story Partner Story Power Apps

March 08, 2021

Building Power Platform Applications for a Church with Haniel Croitoru, Protiviti

#75. Join me with Haniel Croitoru, Associate Director of Protiviti, a Technology Consulting solutions provider in Toronto, Canada. Haniel shares a story about one of his power platform projects for a not-for-profit client an...

Customery Story Partner Story Power Apps User Adoption

March 01, 2021

#NoEstimates Business Applications with Vasco Duarte

#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 challenge...

Estimating

February 23, 2021

Documenting Power Apps with Daryl LaBar and Jonas Rapp

#73. Daryl LaBar and Jonas Rapp, co-hosts of the XrmToolCast join Neil Benson to answer the questions about how to document complex systems when asked to "devise a roadmap for migrating a Dynamics CRM 2013 and a CRM 2016 envi...

Documentation Dynamics 365 Power Apps

February 15, 2021

Should You Design Upfront When Scaling Development?

#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 experience...

Architecture Emergent Design Q&A

February 08, 2021

Can a Scrum Team Have Just One Developer?

#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 owne...

Customery Story Developers Q&A Scrum Team

January 29, 2021

How Can We Bridge the Gap Between Business and IT?

#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 D...

Q&A Scrum Team

January 20, 2021

Should Business Apps Teams Follow the Agile Manifesto?

#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?" The...

Q&A Scrum Team

January 12, 2021

6 Roles Every Enterprise Business Applications Project Should Have

#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 applicat...

Q&A Scrum Team

December 28, 2020

How to Manage Scope Creep in an Agile Project?

#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 produc...

Product Backlog Q&A

December 15, 2020

Data Migration in Agile Dynamics 365 Projects

#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 (...

Dynamics 365 Q&A

November 30, 2020

What Does the Scrum Guide 2020 Mean For Us?

Neil discusses the five most important changes in Scrum Guide 2020 for Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 teams: It's less strict and less about software One team (except when there're multiple teams) Commitments clar...

Developers Product Goal Scrum Guide

November 23, 2020

Scrum Master or Agile Project Manager?

#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 scrum...

Q&A Scrum Master

November 16, 2020

Should We Have a Standard Set of User Stories?

#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 desi...

Q&A User Stories

November 09, 2020

How Can We Adopt Scrum for Dynamics 365 Business Central?

#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 a...

Business Central Dynamics 365 Q&A

November 04, 2020

How Can We Be Sure We've Captured All Requirements?

#61. Mark Llewellyn , Director of Technology at Osmosys Software Solutions in London asks, "How can you be sure you've captured all the requirements?" Traditional approaches, like Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, pretend that we...

Product Backlog Requirements

November 03, 2020

Scrum Guide 2020 Launch Event

#60. This year, Scrum is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To celebrate, the Scrum Guide 2020 is being published at a free global launch event at 10:00 EST on Wednesday 18 November 2020. Click here to register for the Scrum G...

Scrum Guide

October 21, 2020

Certification for Dynamics 365 Product Owners

#59. Neal Carty , a Business Solutions Consultant at Traction On Demand in Toronto asks: How does the Professional Scrum Product Owner certification compare to the Professional Scrum Master certification, and is it relevant f...

Certification Product Owner

September 28, 2020

Have You Ever Fired a Client?

#58. I had to fire a client this week. I felt terrible that I wasn't able to help, yet relieved that I stuck to my approach and my principles. Listen in to find out what happened. Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/am...

Partner Story

September 14, 2020

Dynamics 365 for Talent with Ana Inés Urrutia de Souza

#57. Join me with Ana Inés Urrutia de Souza , a Dynamics 365 HR consultant at FourVision and a rising star in our Power Platform community. Ana shares the story behind the amazing Dynamics 365 for Talent application her team ...

Dynamics 365 Partner Story

September 02, 2020

Dynamics Con 2020 with Molly Fuschel

#56. The biggest online community event of the year, Dynamics Con 2020, is just around the corner: Wednesday 9 to Thursday 10 September. I'm joined in this special episode by a special guest to discuss this special event -- t...