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Remy is starting to hate Scrum. He thinks we should use Kanban. And get rid of Product Owners. It's a shame, then, that Remy doesn't understand Scrum. And doesn't want to understand Scrum. Don't be like Remy. MY ONLINE COURSES 🚀 Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps - learn the…

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MY ONLINE COURSES 🏎️ Winning Agile Projects - learn how to qualify, pitch, propose, estimate and close more agile Dynamics 365 and Power Platform projects https://customery.com/winning 🚀 Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps - learn the basics and benefits about adopting agile approach to building business applications https://customery.com/foundations 🏉 Scrum…

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Get a sneak peek into section 1 of my free Estimating Business Apps mini-course. Join Estimating Business Apps here: https://customery.academy/courses/estimating MY ONLINE COURSES 🚀 Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps - learn the basics and benefits about adopting agile approach to building business applications https://customery.academy/courses/foundations 🏉 Scrum for Microsoft Business…

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https://customery.com/winning Conal Campbell is the Director of Sales at Dynamics 365 consultancy, ITK Consulting, in western Canada. He was a student in the private preview of my Winning Agile Projects masterclass in March 2022. Learn what Conal had to say about his experience in this 5-week program. MY ONLINE COURSES…

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MY ONLINE COURSES 🚀 Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps - learn the basics and benefits about adopting agile approach to building business applications https://customery.com/foundations 🏉 Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps - learn the Scrum framework, get certified, adopt proven practices for using Scrum to build agile business apps https://customery.com/scrum…

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https://customery.com/winning Hamish Shield is a Microsoft Business Apps MVP and director of Power Platform consultancy, AppRising, in Auckland, New Zealand. He was a student in the private preview of my Winning Agile Projects masterclass in March 2022. Learn what Hamish had to say about his experience in this 5-week program...…

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https://customery.com/winning Hamish Shield is a Microsoft Business Apps MVP and director of Power Platform consultancy, AppRising, in Auckland, New Zealand. He was a student in the private preview of my Winning Agile Projects masterclass in March 2022. Learn what Hamish had to say about his experience in this 5-week program...…

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Imagine going for a job interview with a Microsoft partner, and the hiring manager asks, "How many Dynamics 365 or Power Platform scrum teams could you coach at once?" How would you answer that? Or what follow-up questions would you ask? Find out how I'd answer that with three possible…

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Apply today: https://customery.academy/courses/winning Winning Agile Projects is my masterclass for sales, pre-sales and discovery teams with Microsoft partners that want to learn how to pitch, propose and close more agile Dynamics 365 and Power Platform projects. Winning Agile Projects is a five-week masterclass that uses a combination of pre-recorded video…

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Join today: https://customery.com/scrum Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps is my online course for Microsoft partners and customers building Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications that want to learn the Scrum framework. Using Scrum, your teams will be able to slash their project budgets, shrink their delivery timelines, mitigate technical risks…

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Join here for free: https://customery.com/foundations One thing I've learned after coaching thousands of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform app builders: those looking for an agile approach, all have a different definition of what AGILE is and means. What is agile? How can we build Dynamics 365, Power Apps and Power…

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Have you ever struggled with cross-team dependencies when multiple teams are working on a Dynamics 365 or Power Apps application? Find out how I use a cross-team refinement board (a technique from the Nexus scaling framework for Scrum) to visualise dependent features and help my product owner keep her sanity.…

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Have you ever struggled with cross-team dependencies when multiple teams are working on a Dynamics 365 or Power Apps application? Find out how I use a cross-team refinement board (a technique from the Nexus scaling framework for Scrum) to visualise dependent features and help my product owner keep her sanity.…

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What do you think of my sit-stand spider desk home studio? The spider desk, designed by Pete Coombes, comprises of twelve plywood sections that slot together without screws, nails or glue to form what I think is the most beautiful desk in the world. I've been on a mission for…

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Can you be the product owner and scrum master or product owner and developer at the same time when you're building Dynamics 365 or Power Platform applications? 00:00 Can you be the product owner and scrum master or developer? 00:39 Why I don't recommend product owner combo roles 02:33 Tension…

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If you're a Microsoft partner, is it a good idea to include your customer's developers in your Scrum team? Will it increase your velocity or drag it down? What if your customer insists on a joint development team? 00:00 Can a Microsoft partner's scrum team work with customer's developers? 00:45…

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Familiar with the fundamentals of sprint planning but want to learn how to apply proven practices to your Dynamics 365 or Power Platform team's sprint planning events? 0:00 Get ready for sprint planning 2:00 Agree your definition of ready 3:36 How to determine your team's capacity this sprint 6:22 Three…

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Dan Foster asks, "Have you found much benefit from your being a scrum master? If so, how did you get that training?" Thanks to Dan for posing the question. Watch to the end for the special offer. 0:00 Have you benefited from being a scrum master? 0:37 My first Scrum…

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G'day, I'm Neil Benson, welcome to the Customery Academy channel. My mission is to help Microsoft customers and partners like you build amazing, agile Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications that everyone one loves. You can join my free mini-course at: https://customery.com/foundations You can prepare for Scrum certification at: https://customery.com/scrum…

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Should we assign items to our developers 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 event. Is that a good idea or not? That’s the question we’re going to be answering…

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Nov. 7, 2021

Customery Academy

G'day, I'm Neil Benson, welcome to the Customery Academy channel. My mission is to help Microsoft customers and partners like you build amazing, agile Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications that everyone one loves. In 2008, my project sponsor Debbie rejected my requirements specification because it was too ambiguous, too…

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Here's my 8-step formula for working with your Microsoft customer's product owner to build a user story map that will help you propose a compelling price for your project to build a Dynamics 365 or Power Platform application. Find out more at Customery Academy: https://customery.academy

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Aug. 13, 2021

The Product Owner

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 Owners • How a Product Owner spends their time • How to use Proxy…

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We need to specify requirements upfront because it's hard to make changes later and we need to know the big picture so we can design the best application. Tommy Boisvert, a CRM business analyst from Montreal, has some doubts about adopting an agile approach for building business apps. Tommy's a…

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