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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.

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@customery

Language:

English


Episodes

Agile Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations with Paul Heisterkamp

5/11/2021
Join me with Paul Heisterkamp, a Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations solution architect and developer at GWS in Germany. Paul shares with us his story of a multi-country Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations project for an international automotive parts supplier. Our discussion covers: Resources Paul Heisterkamp on LinkedIn Paul Heisterkamp on twitter GWS on LinkedIn Microsoft FastTrack Success By Design Implementation Guide Success By Design learning resources | Microsoft...

Duration:00:35:56

Are Microsoft Certifications Causing Projects to Fail? with Julie Yack and Julian Sharp

5/3/2021
Join me with Julie Yack and Julian Sharp as we discuss my question " are Microsoft certifications causing projects to fail?" Julie Yack is a founder and the chief operations officer at Colorado Technology Consultants. She's an author, a trainer, a solution architect, and an MVP. Julian Sharp is the founder of Ready 365. He recently received an MVP award and is best known as a prolific Microsoft trainer. Over the past 10 or 15 or 20 years, he's trained thousands of people in Dynamics 365 and...

Duration:00:40:47

Change Management with Britt Damkjaer

4/26/2021
Join me with Britt Damkjaer, a customer excellence and change management coach and the founder of bd relations in Copenhagen, Denmark as we discuss change management and business applications and other insights from her experience as a product owner and coach. I like how Britt is expanding our minds to thinking not just about our users, but also our end customers and the impact that our business applications are going to have on the customer experience, too. Our discussion...

Duration:00:41:20

Bonus Extended Interview with Marc Schweigert

4/21/2021
Bonus extended interview with Marc Schweigert, principal program 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. Bonus Extended Interview: 10 rapid-fire "would you rather" questions 1 Drink Australian wine or Australian beer? 2 Use Scrum or SureStep? 3 Include comments in your code or write unambiguous code? 4 Call it a table or an...

Duration:00:10:39

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 Support 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. Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

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