Shawn Tabor asks whether there is a difference estimating projects in story points or days. Neil has used four methods to estimating work in Dynamics 365 projects using Scrum: counting cards, estimating time, t-shirt sizing and story points. Find out which one works best and why…Read More
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 are you going to deliver?
When are you going to deliver it?
How much is it going to cost?
One of the Customery Crew, Dan Barber, wants to know what it would be like inside some of my scrum events. In this vlog episode, I walk Dan through one of his recent ten-day sprints day-by-day from sprint planning on Monday morning to the sprint review two weeks later. Here’s how it went…Read More
In this episode, Ruan Kilian asks, “Is it acceptable for a developer to prepare, and write down, the answers to the three questions in the daily scrum?”
Listen in or watch the episode to find out why I think it’s perfectly acceptable but could be dangerous.Read More
Here are my top ten antipatterns for scrum roles in Dynamics 365 projects. In this episode I cover newbit product owners, scrum monsters, and part-time developers. Listen out for a rude interruption by Alexa — too funny to edit out.Read More
My co-host, Dermot Ryan, joins me again in Scrum Dynamics podcast episode 23. We discuss whether Microsoft Dynamics customers and partners should hire a scrum master or agile coach. We start with defining what an agile coach is, and how that differs from a scrum master. If you’re going to hire a coach, what characteristics should you look for, and what type of questions should you ask in an interview.
Plus, find out the single question you can use to spot a great scrum master. Let me know what you think in the comments below.Read More
An antipattern is something that seemed like a good idea at the time, but with hindsight, has turned out to be a bad idea. In Scrum Dynamics podcast episode 22, and this blog article, I recount the top ten antipatterns I’ve seen working with Scrum teams on Dynamics 365 projects. Which of these antipatterns do you recognise in your projects? Let me know in the comments below.Read More
In Scrum Dynamics episode 21, I discuss Azure DevOps with the Mark Christie. Mark’s a Dynamics 365 Field Service specialist from Perth, Scotland. He’s also an instigator of the Dynamics 365 Saturday Scotland event on 26 January and the D365 User Group in Scotland, which is meeting in Edinburgh on 28 February.
Make sure you catch this episode as we chat about the forecasting, wiki, scheduling and task management features of Azure DevOps for Dynamics 365 projects.
And see how many times you can catch us out for forgetting the new name. I think Mark even refers to it as Visual SourceSafe at one point. Microsoft and their product names, hey?Read More
Hey Customery Insiders, I’ve compiled a Periodic Table of the Elements for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. It’s 118 of my favourite apps and sites that I wanted to compile and share.
(This is about as close as I’ve ever come to putting my biochemistry degree to good use in my career!)
Download your clickable PDF version and let me know your favourite element or let me know if I missed any.Read More