Episodes

Daily Scrum Developers

Reading Your Answers at the Daily Scrum

April 22, 2019

#25. Neil is attempting a little experiment with a short, single question episode on the Amazing Applications podcast and on Youtube . Let’s see if he can answer your questions about Scrum for Dynamics 365 in ten minutes or …

Developers Product Owner Scrum Master

Scrum Role Antipatterns

April 22, 2019

#24. Neil covers his top 10 antipatterns for Scrum roles in Dynamics 365 projects. An antipattern looks like a good idea to a situation you were facing but wasn’t the best option when you look back on it. Antipatterns are tr…

Scrum Team Scrum Master

Hiring a Coach for Your Dynamics 365 Scrum Team

April 22, 2019

#23. Neil and Dermot discuss when Microsoft Dynamics customers and partners should consider hiring a scrum master or agile coach for their project. What is an agile coach and how is this role different from a scrum master? A…

Daily Scrum Sprint Sprint Planning Sprint Review Sprint Retrospective

Scrum Event Antipatterns

April 8, 2019

#22. Some ideas turn out to be great ideas. Some ideas look like great ideas at the time but don't turn out so well in hindsight. Those are antipatterns. A pattern is a repeatable idea that solves a common problem, and shoul…

ALM & DevOps Partner Story Requirements

Azure DevOps with Mark Christie

April 5, 2019

#21. Mark Christie, who specialises in Dynamics 365 for Field Service at eBECS, uses Azure DevOps (formerly known as Visual Studio Team Services). He’s from Perth, the ancient capital of Scotland. On 25 January he’ll be cele…

About Scrum Partner Story Pitching Scrum

Scrum in the Public Sector with Seth Bacon

April 5, 2019

#20. Seth Bacon and Neil catch up to discuss Scrum in the public sector. You can connect with Seth Bacon on LinkedIn and @SethTBacon on Twitter . Check out Seth’s blog/vlog, The Bacon Bytes , for Dynamics 365 administrators.…

Developers Product Owner Q&A Scrum Team Scrum Master

Optimising Scrum Teams

April 4, 2019

#19. We’re on a mission to ensure every Microsoft customer and partner successfully implements Dynamics 365 using the Scrum framework. Do you have a question for the Scrum Dynamics podcast? Visit Customery.com and click on t…

About Scrum Dynamics 365

Successfully Implementing Dynamics 365 with Scrum

April 4, 2019

#18. Neil recently presented a live session on YouTube for the Dynamics 365 Community Corner . He recorded this special version of his presentation for the podcast covering: His first Dynamics CRM project using Scrum at Prem…

About Scrum

Tracking Scrum Metrics

April 3, 2019

#17. Dermot and Neil discuss what to measure in your Dynamics 365 projects when you're using Scrum. Tracking velocity is the basic measure of progress. Velocity is the total number of story points of 'done' stories in each s…

Sprint Review Sprint Retrospective

Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective

April 3, 2019

#16. Dermot and Neil talk about the last two events in a sprint: the sprint review and the sprint retrospective, including: The format of sprint reviews and retrospectives How these events are structured Who should attend Ho…

Q&A

More Listeners' Q&A

April 3, 2019

#15. Dermot’s picked up his Professional Scrum Master II and Professional Scrum Product Owner certifications. Good timing, Dermot, because our first question was from Dick Clark at eBECS who has a client project who wants to…

Planning

Launching Jupiter

April 3, 2019

#14. Neil provides a behind-the-scenes peek into ‘Orientation Week’ in his Dynamics 365 project kicking off this week, the Jupiter Programme. Orientation Week (O-Week) is designed to onboard two Scrum teams so that they can …

Sprint Planning

Sprint Planning

April 3, 2019

#13. Neil covers all aspects of sprint planning for Dynamics 365 projects: What is sprint planning and when does it take place? Who attends sprint planning, and what to do if the product owner can’t make it? How long is spri…

Sprint Backlog

The Sprint Backlog

April 3, 2019

#12. Co-hosts, Neil and Dermot (yes, he's back!), discuss the sprint backlog. What is the sprint backlog and how does it relate to the product backlog? Who is responsible for the sprint backlog and who can change it? How the…

Estimating Product Backlog

Estimating the Product Backlog Using Planning Poker

April 2, 2019

#11. Estimating product backlog items using planning poker is the topic for this episode. The benefits of planning poker: gain a shared understanding of the work, bring diverse perspectives to the estimation process and esti…

Product Backlog

The Product Backlog

April 2, 2019

#10. Neil compares the to-do list on his 100-year old house to the product backlog and goes on to describe: Using epics to capture your project scope Getting your product backlog started Estimating backlog items using story …

About Scrum Certification Partner Story

Learning Scrum with Nick Doelman

April 2, 2019

#9. Neil is joined by Nick Doelman ( @ReadyXRM ) who shares his experience learning Scrum and applying it to one of his recent Dynamics 365 projects. During the episode we cover: Nick’s background in Dynamics 365 since CRM 1…

Estimating Pitching Scrum Planning Q&A

Listeners’ Q&A

April 1, 2019

#8. Dermot and Neil answer questions submitted by podcast listeners about: Estimating chores to reduce technical debt ( Todd Mercer ). Prioritizing items with dependencies and the principle of emergent design ( Alan Rachid )…

Daily Scrum Sprint

Sprints and the Daily Scrum

April 1, 2019

#7. Dermot and Neil discuss sprints and the daily scrum events in a Scrum project. What's the ideal sprint length when you're using Scrum on a Dynamics 365 project? When is it a good idea to use special sprints like Sprint 0…

Developers

The Development Team

April 1, 2019

#6. Neil and Dermot discuss the development team in a Scrum project implementing Dynamics 365. Covered in this show: The role of the development team in a Scrum project What it means to be cross-functional and self-organizin…

About Scrum Dynamics 365

Success with Scrum for Dynamics 365

April 1, 2019

#5. This episode of Scrum Dynamics is brought to you live from the Dynamics 365 User Group Summit EMEA in Dublin, Ireland. In this session, Neil covers the basics of Scrum and best practices for each of Scrum’s roles, events…

Scrum Master

The Role of the Scrum Master

April 1, 2019

#4. Neil and Dermot discuss the role of the scrum master in a Dynamics 365 project. A servant leader Is the scrum master a project manager? The role of the scrum master in sprint events The three questions a scrum master ask…

Product Owner

The Product Owner

April 1, 2019

#3. Neil introduces the role of the Product Owner in Dynamics 365 projects, including: The primary responsibility of the Product Owner Five ways the Product Owner manages the Product Backlog Characteristics of great Product …

About Scrum

The Scrum Framework

March 31, 2019

#2. Neil and Dermot introduce the Scrum framework’s events, roles, deliverables and the Scrum theory. We cover: Sprints, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective events Product Owner, Scrum Master…