Episodes

Business Central Dynamics 365 Partner Story

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

July 13, 2019

#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 Dynam…

Architecture Business Central Developers Dynamics 365

How Much Have You Customised Dynamics 365?

July 3, 2019

#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 l…

Partner Story Power Apps Portals

Power Apps Portals Disaster (Even with Scrum!)

June 13, 2019

#31. Have you ever had a Dynamics 365 or Power Apps disaster? I share the tale of my failed Power Apps Portals project. It got cancelled by the client before we released it to production. What went wrong? Are there warning s…

About Scrum Architecture

Emergent Design

May 30, 2019

#30. Emergent design is an advanced practice for Microsoft Business Application team experienced in Scrum. What is emergent design? When we practice emergent design, the development team designs the solution to meet the user…

Power Apps

Done! With the Power Apps Solution Checker

May 16, 2019

#29. Can you use a definition of done for a sprint? I outline six ideas for a definition of done for a user story and three ideas for a definition of done for a sprint. According to the Scrum Guide, the definition of done he…

Dynamics 365 Estimating Power Apps

Shawn, Stop Estimating Effort in Days! with Shawn Tabor

May 6, 2019

#28. Shawn Tabor wants to know whether to estimate project effort in days or story points. Aren't they the same thing? I've used four ways of estimating effort in my Dynamics 365 projects: Counting cards Days T-shirts Story …

Pitching Scrum

Pitching Scrum to Microsoft Customers

April 24, 2019

#27. Jonas Wauters from KPMG Belgium has a challenge pitching a Dynamics 365 project using Scrum to a prospective client. In particular, he'd like to know how to handle it when clients ask those three little questions: What …

Customer Story Sprint

Timeline of a 2-week Sprint

April 22, 2019

#26. Dan Barber , from the Customery Crew, wanted to know what it would be like inside some of Neil’s scrum events. In Scrum Dynamics 26, Neil walks Dan through one of his recent ten-day sprints day-by-day from sprint planni…

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 …