Episodes

August 24, 2020

Estimating How Much and How Long

#55. In this second episode on estimating Microsoft Business Applications we answer your financial sponsor's two favourite questions: How long is it going to take? How much is it going to cost? If you're a Dynamics 365 or Pow...

Dynamics 365 Estimating Power Apps

July 30, 2020

Lives Lived Well with Dani Kahil

#54. I'm joined by Dani Kahil , Microsoft Business Applications practice lead at Empired, who shares the story behind one of his client projects, Lives Lived Well. How the Lives Lived Well CRM project started with a review of...

Partner Story

July 14, 2020

Estimating Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Applications

#53. If you're building Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate or Power Virtual Agent applications, when and how should you be estimating your requirements, releases and applications? Check out part 2, E...

Dynamics 365 Estimating Power Apps

June 18, 2020

15 Industry Leaders Share Their Business Apps Career Advice

#52. For this special episode, I asked 15 industry leaders how they were coping with the coronavirus restrictions and what advice they'd give to their younger selves if their career was affected by the impacts of an economic ...

June 12, 2020

Amazing Apps Show Trailer

#51. Welcome to the new Amazing Apps show. This episode is a bonus episode for previous subscribers of the Scrum Dynamics podcast explaining the reasons behind the name change and gives you a sneak preview of the new theme mu...

June 01, 2020

Dynamics 365 for Recruitment Industry with Chris Kendrick, Mercury xRM

#50. Chris Kendrick is the founder and CEO of Mercury xRM , who develop recruitment software on Dynamics 365 Sales. We discuss parsing resumes (and fine-tuning your own resume), as well as entity model designs, ISV product de...

Dynamics 365 ISV Story Partner Story

May 17, 2020

Agile Architects with Gus Gonzalez and Joel Lindstrom

#49. I'm joined by Gus Gonzalez and Joel Lindstrom to discuss the role of solution architects in agile teams implementing Microsoft Business Applications. We chill out on the mics and discuss: Why weren't Joel and Guz at MVP ...

About Scrum Architecture Requirements

May 04, 2020

Prototyping Power Apps with Clément Olivier

#48. My guest is Clément Olivier from Javista in Nantes, France. Clément was recently awarded a Power Platform FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect designation. He was one of 8 first-time Power Apps architects and 5 Power ...

Architecture Partner Story Power Apps Requirements

April 17, 2020

When to Use Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps

#47. Is Scrum the best approach to use for every Microsoft Business Application? No! Join me, as we explore the Stacey and Cynefin models that help us make judgements about which types of applications are suited to a Scrum ap...

About Scrum Dynamics 365 Power Apps

March 27, 2020

Fixing Your Scrum with Ryan Ripley

#46. Ryan Ripley joins me in Amazing Apps to discuss his new book, Fixing Your Scrum . Ryan is a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org. We also discuss: The suitability of Scrum for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platfo...

About Scrum Certification Planning Product Owner Sprint Goal Scrum Guide Scrum Master

March 23, 2020

Live Inside My Daily Scrum

#45. This is a special, bonus episode of Amazing Applications with a live recording from inside my current Scrum teams' daily scrum. Take a sneak peek as my developers share their progress with each other and adjust the sprin...

Daily Scrum

February 09, 2020

Agile is Dead

#44. Someone sends me an "Agile is Dead" article at least once a year. Are these articles with their clickbait headlines just opinion pieces with no data to back up the authors' claims or are they well-researched and thought-...

About Scrum

January 21, 2020

CRM Success at Orbis Investments with EY Kalman

#43. EY Kalman , also known as the CRM Ninja, joins me in this episode of Amazing Apps to reveal the critical factors behind the success of his Dynamics CRM project at Orbis Investments. Listen in as he reveals his critical s...

Customery Story

December 05, 2019

All Your Scrum Team Questions Answered

#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 ...

Q&A Scrum Team

November 07, 2019

Managing Requirements in Azure DevOps with Tricia Sinclair

#41. Lots of Microsoft Business Applications teams use Azure DevOps Repos and Pipelines for managing their source code and automating their code integration, build and deployment processes. But what about using Azure DevOps B...

ALM & DevOps Partner Story Requirements

October 27, 2019

Estimating Bugs in Scrum

#40. There are two ways of handling bugs in Scrum: Bug Estimators treat bugs like any other product backlog item. They write a card, estimate it, add it to the product backlog, prioritise it and work on it during a future spr...

Estimating

October 10, 2019

Definition of Next

#39. Imagine you're a member of a development team implementing Microsoft Business Applications using the Scrum framework. What do you do when you've completed the item you're working on? Inspired by my favourite TV show of a...

Sprint Backlog

October 03, 2019

Agile Foundations Course Launch

#38. If you’re brand new to agile software development and are wondering how an agile approach can be applied to your Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power BI or Power Automate project, I’ve launched a new free mini-course: Agile F...

Certification

August 31, 2019

Repeatable Dynamics 365 Business Central with Steve Brooks, Bam Boom Cloud

#37. Steve Books is the Chief Technology Officer of Bam Boom Cloud (previously known as Cooper Parry IT Solutions), 2020 winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Dynamics 365 Business Central. Bam Boom Cloud is a...

Business Central Dynamics 365 Partner Story

August 19, 2019

Agile Field Service at Monadelphous with David Conti, Velrada

#36. David Conti surprised me with the size of Velrada's project that was a finalist in the 2019 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Dynamics 365 Field Service awards. I had always assumed that PotY awards were a recognition of...

Dynamics 365 Partner Story

August 05, 2019

Dynamics 365 Turnaround at Eagle Housing with Mohamed Mostafa, iPropertyCloud

#35. Mohamed Mostafa is the Solutions Director at TechLabs London , best known for iPropertyCloud , a suite of business applications for property companies. In this episode, Mohamed joins me to discuss the successful implemen...

Dynamics 365 ISV Story Partner Story

July 24, 2019

Dynamics 365 for Financial Services Transformation with Andrew Bibby

#34. I chat with Andrew Bibby about his successful Dynamics 365 project at Devon Financial Services*. Andrew is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP with over 12 years’ experience implementing Dynamics CRM and Dynamics 365 C...

Dynamics 365 Partner Story

July 13, 2019

Migrating to Dynamics 365 Business Central with Johan Adenmark and Carolina Edvinsson

#33. I'm joined by Johan Adenmark and Carolina Edvinsson from NAB Solutions . NAB Solutions was a finalist in the 2019 Microsoft Partner of the Year awards for the innovative work migrating 25 Dynamics NAV customers to Dynami...

Business Central Dynamics 365 Partner Story

July 03, 2019

How Much Have You Customised Dynamics 365?

#32. Have you ever been asked: "How much have you customised Dynamics 365?" "Is our CRM system customised more or less than average?" "Have we customised our system too much?" I've heard this question lots of times from IT le...

Architecture Business Central Developers Dynamics 365