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Amazing Applications - build Dynamics 365, Power Apps and Power BI apps that everyone will love

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The Amazing Applications show is for Microsoft Business Applications creators who want to build amazing Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agent and Power BI applications that everyone will love. The podcast is hosted by Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Neil Benson.

The Amazing Applications show is for Microsoft Business Applications creators who want to build amazing Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agent and Power BI applications that everyone will love. The podcast is hosted by Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Neil Benson.

Location:

Australia

Description:

The Amazing Applications show is for Microsoft Business Applications creators who want to build amazing Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agent and Power BI applications that everyone will love. The podcast is hosted by Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Neil Benson.

Twitter:

@customery

Language:

English


Episodes

Agile Application Lifecycle Management with Marc Schweigert

4/19/2021
Join me with Marc Schweigert, a programme manager on the Power Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft as we talk about Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) approaches suited to novices and citizen developers through to professional developers. A healthy application lifecycle process is critical if you're going to build amazing, agile, Dynamics 365 and Power Apps platform applications. I think it's great that Microsoft is finally providing more prescriptive advice for how to achieve healthy...

Duration:00:56:41

Selling Scrum to Microsoft Customers

4/5/2021
Gustaf Westerlund CIO and founder at CRM-Konsulterna asks " How can we get customers to really understand that an agile approach is best for them? Agile is built on trust. Trust that the developing partner will do their best. But if the customer has been burned many times before, this can be hard to gain. And half-hearted trust becomes half-hearted agile." I dive into the detail and expand on my top three tips: Know Scrum - get your business development team members trained as well as your...

Duration:00:19:09

Three Traps to Avoid Working with User Stories and Power Platform or Dynamics 365

3/29/2021
Today is a solo episode where I address a listener's question. Richard asks about working with user stories in a Dynamics 365 or Power Platform agile project. I'll spend this episode talking about user stories on Dynamics 365 and Power Platform projects and I’ll share three traps to avoid when working with user stories when building Power Platform and Dynamics 365 apps using Scrum. Resources User Stories Applied: For Agile Software DevelopmentUser Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story,...

Duration:00:25:18

Bonus Extended Interview with CJ Brooks at MISSION CRM

3/24/2021
Bonus extended interview with CJ Brooks, a Fundraising and Engagement Architect at Mission CRM as we talk about how Mission CRM closed the doors on their consulting practice to focus on building the Mission CRM fundraising and engagement application for nonprofit organizations. In this bonus episode, CJ and I try to solve the Elon Musk problem in data verse. Resources CJ Brooks on LinkedIn MISSION CRM on LinkedIn MISSION website Demo: Dynamics 365 Fundraising & Engagement Join the...

Duration:00:16:17

The Making of MISSION CRM with CJ Brooks

3/22/2021
Join me with CJ Brooks, a Fundraising and Engagement Architect at Mission CRM as we talk about how Mission CRM closed the doors on their consulting practice to focus on building the Mission CRM fundraising and engagement application for nonprofit organizations. Make sure you stick around until the end of this episode to find out how you can get access to the bonus episode with Neil Benson and CJ Brooks extended interview. Our discussion covers: If you'd like to hear that bonus extended...

Duration:00:38:40

Bonus Extended Interview with Bert Wijns at Power Accelerate

3/17/2021
Bonus extended interview with Bert Wijns, a Global Solution Strategy Architect a Microsoft and co-founder of Power Accelerate as we talk about the tool he created which allows you to take a screenshot of a legacy application or database schema and have a Power App built in a few minutes with the legacy data migrated. Sound crazy? Listen on to hear more about Bert Wijns' Power Accelerate. Resources Bert Wijns on LinkedInPower Accelerate on LinkedInPower Accelerate websitePower Apps...

Duration:00:16:55

Automagically Building Power Apps with Bert Wijns at Power Accelerate

3/15/2021
Join me with Bert Wijns, a Global Solution Strategy Architect a Microsoft and co-founder of Power Accelerate as we talk about the tool he created which allows you to take a screenshot of a legacy application or database schema and have a Power App built in a few minutes with the legacy data migrated. Sound crazy? Listen on to hear more about Bert Wijns' Power Accelerate. Make sure you stick around until the end of this episode to find out how you can get access to the bonus episode with...

Duration:00:40:06

Building Power Platform Applications for a Church with Haniel Croitoru

3/8/2021
Join me with Haniel Croitoru, Associate Director of Protiviti, a Technology Consulting solutions provider in Toronto, Canada. Haniel shares a story about one of his power platform projects for a not-for-profit client and shares the lessons learned about multi-language deployments, implementation approach, executive sponsorship, and change in user adoption. Our discussion covers: It was great to hear how he's designed a solution for multi-language, Power Apps user interfaces, his agile...

Duration:00:31:35

#NoEstimates for Business Applications with Vasco Duarte

3/1/2021
Join me with Vasco Duarte who runs Oikosofy a coaching company in Finland and is also behind the Scrum Master Toolbox podcast. Vasco is the author of a fascinating book called No Estimate's. Vasco and I chat about the challenges of estimating complex business application software, particularly in the CRM and ERP domains, and how the No Estimates movement and the method covered in his book can help business applications teams construct collaborative contracts with their customers and never...

Duration:00:45:40

Documenting Power Apps with Daryl LaBar and Jonas Rapp

2/23/2021
Daryl LaBar and Jonas Rapp, co-hosts of the XrmToolCast join Neil Benson to answer the questions about how to document complex systems when asked to "devise a roadmap for migrating a Dynamics CRM 2013 and a CRM 2016 environment into a single Dynamics 365 online environment ." A documentation tools masterclass from two experts in the field who discuss what tools to use for on-premise implementations when Snapshot! for Dynamics 365 can’t be used. Resources Daryl LaBar on LinkedInJonas Rapp...

Duration:00:40:13

Should We Design Upfront When Scaling Agile Application Development?

2/15/2021
Michael Nunes asks, "When multiple systems are being delivered by different parties, I find that we have to design the details upfront, then use agile for the delivery of the Dynamics 365 systems. Is this your experience too?" Michael's question has two layers that we address in this episode: upfront design and team composition. Upfront design is based on three assumptions: We challenge those assumptions and investigate the drawbacks. Then describe an alternative approach: emergent...

Duration:00:13:46

Can a Scrum Team Have a Single Developer?

2/8/2021
Daniel Kerridge says, "I'm the only developer in my team so I just wondered if there's a special version of Scrum that works in that scenario." There are three sets of accountabilities in the scrum team: the product owner, the scrum master and developers. But how many developers do you need? In the previous version of the Scrum Guide, the recommended minimum number of developers to have a cross-functional team was three. But that minimum was removed from the 2020 Scrum Guide. Guy's & St....

Duration:00:07:54

Bridging the Gap Between Business and IT

1/28/2021
Dan Madden, a program manager at Acensus, asks, "What’s the best way to help bridge that gap between [IT and] the business and ultimately the end-users?" In this episode, you'll learn about the five characteristics of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform projects that have a close relationship between business and IT so that there's no gap in your business applications initiatives. Join the Agile Applications Virtual User Group on the new Power Platform User Groups public preview. Join in the...

Duration:00:08:14

Should Business Apps Teams Follow the Agile Manifesto?

1/20/2021
In this episode, Andreas Dutz, Business Development Manager at HSO from Bavaria, Germany, asks, "Have you defined what agile means? Are your teams trained in the Agile Manifesto and are your teams applying it today?" The Manifesto for Agile Software development has some flaws you should be aware of. Instead of memorising it and applying it word for your, your teams should consider it and devise your own Manifesto for No-Code/Low-Code Application Development. Resources Andreas Dutz on...

Duration:00:09:35

6 Roles Every Enterprise Business Applications Project Should Have

1/12/2021
What does the structure of a scales business application project look like? What groups and roles do you need when you've got 50 or more team members working together for a year or more to build a large, complex application? In this episode, you'll learn about a model project structure so that you can compare it to yours or use as a baseline when establishing your own enterprise project team. Resources 6 Roles Every Enterprise Business Applications Project Should Have posterLarge-scale...

Duration:00:15:24

How to manage scope creep in an agile project?

12/28/2020
In this Q&A episode, Stephen Price , Digital Solution Architect at ITK Consulting in Canada, asks, "How should we manage scope creep within a sprint in an agile project?" The scope of our product is defined by the product backlog, and the scope of our project is a subset of the product backlog. Both are managed by the product owner: the single person responsible and accountable for the product backlog. In my Dynamics 365 and Power Apps projects, the product owner also manages the project...

Duration:00:21:19

Data migration in agile Dynamics 365 projects

12/15/2020
Matt Venamore, scrum master at RACQ, asks about how to handle data migration on agile Dynamics 365 projects. My recommended approach is for the data migration team to conduct a proof-of-concept or prototyping exercise (just like many business apps teams do) to uncover challenges, test their assumptions and learn as much as possible about the data. Then work closely with the business applications team to iteratively and incrementally prepare the data and the migration...

Duration:00:10:03

What the Scrum Guide 2020 means for Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 teams

11/30/2020
Neil discusses the five most important changes in Scrum Guide 2020 for Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 teams: Customery Academy's course, Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps, will be updated in time for the new Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master certification assessment on 9 January. You can get $100 off if you join before 31 December using coupon code: 93G7PCAH. What do you think of the 2020 Scrum Guide? Which changes do you think will have the most impact on Power Platform and...

Duration:00:16:33

Why have a scrum master when we could have an agile project manager?

11/23/2020
Carolle Bruce, Director of Information Technology at Avcorp Industries in Vancouver, asks, "What's the best argument for when senior management says, 'All this agile stuff is great but I don't see why you'd have a scrum master on your project when you could have an agile PM instead.'?" There are some important differences between the role and responsibilities of a project manager and a scrum master. But in Scrum, the role that is closest to the role of a project manager in a traditional...

Duration:00:08:56

Should we have a standard set of user stories for Microsoft business applications?

11/16/2020
David Mochrie, a Power Platform consultant at Magnetism in Auckland, asks, "Should we have a standard set of user stories for Dynamics 365?" A long time ago, I tried to make it easy to write detailed user interface design specifications for Dynamics CRM using a wireframe prototyping tool called Axure RP Pro. I spent hundreds of hours building replicas of hundreds of Dynamics CRM screens that I planned to reuse over and over again in my specifications. But it didn't work out that way for...

Duration:00:06:56