Join me on Scrum Dynamics

G'day,

I'm Neil Benson and I'm on a mission to help every Microsoft customer and partner successfully implement Microsoft Business Applications. I do this through my online training course, blog articles, videos, and my podcast, Scrum Dynamics.

I've been hosting the Scrum Dynamics podcast since February 2018. The show usually has just under 1,000 downloads per episode within 30 days of release.

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The Scrum Dynamics audience really enjoys learning from the people involved in successful Microsoft Business Applications projects. My aim is to help you share your story about the factors that made your project successful, so that everyone in our community can benefit from your experience. Or, we can discuss a specific topic where you have expertise that you can share with the audience.

It's a chance for you to showcase your talent and expand your reputation (and your employer's reputation, if you work for a Microsoft partner). There are no sponsors on Scrum Dynamics.

Interview questions

The types of questions will vary depending on whether we are discussing a specific project you delivered or a specific topic you are experienced in.

We usually start with a few background questions so that the audience can get to know you a little better before we dive into the detail of the episode.

Expectations

  • Pre-call. I usually kick off the call with a chat for 10 to 15 minutes about the project before we start recording. We can have an initial call before the recording but it’s usually not necessary.

  • Co-guests. I'm happy to interview up to two guests about the same project. You're welcome to bring a friend along.

  • Client names. If you can’t share the actual name of your client, please use a fictitious name. I’ll include a disclaimer that the name was withheld to protect confidentiality.

Scheduling

Please schedule an available time through Calendly.

  • In the Name field, please include your first and last name and company name to help me find you on LinkedIn.

  • In the Topic field, please include a summary of the successful project or topic you’d like to discuss on the podcast.

  • I'm in Brisbane, Australia (AEST is UTC+10 hours). I record podcasts between 6am and 8am and 7pm and 9pm AEST.

Recording

We’ll be using Squadcast.fm to record the podcast.

Here are some tips for a high quality recording.

  • Start setting up 10 minutes before your scheduled session

  • Be mindful of background noise. Put your phone and computer notifications on silent mode.

  • Use a high quality microphone such as a Blue Yeti or Audio-Technica ATR2100.

  • Adjust the microphone gain/volume so that your recording is not clipped.

  • Use headphones and make sure the volume isn’t so loud your mic picks up the sound.

  • Join the session from using Edge Dev or Google Chrome.

  • Grant permission to your microphone, camera, & location.

  • Click Join Session & enjoy the conversation!

Publication

I produce 30- to 45-minute interview episodes. Interviews will be edited to remove pauses, fillers and mistakes and enhanced for audio quality through Auphonic.

Our conversation will be summarised in show notes on the Scrum Dynamics podcast site, and promoted on LinkedIn and Twitter. It’ll also be sent to the Customery Insiders email subscribers.

At your request, I will provide a 'clean' version of the interview (without the Scrum Dynamics podcast intro and outro) for your own use.