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I’m Starting to Hate Scrum! – YouTube

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 basics and benefits about adopting agile approach to building business applications https://customery.com/foundations 🏉...

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Inside Sprint 1 in my Dynamics 365 and Power Platform projects – YouTube
Nov18

Inside Sprint 1 in my Dynamics 365 and Power Platform projects – YouTube

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 for Microsoft Business Apps – learn the Scrum...

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Why Estimate Power Platform or Dynamics 365 Apps At All? – YouTube
Sep28

Why Estimate Power Platform or Dynamics 365 Apps At All? – YouTube

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 Apps – learn the Scrum...

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Using Story Points to Estimate Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Apps

128. My wife, Natascha, is a faster trail runner than I am. Find out why estimating trail runs in units of time leads to misaligned expectations about how long it'll take for us to run the same trail together. You'll also learn: What story points areThree factor's affecting the size of a requirementHow to account for Hick's Law and Weber's Law  when choosing an estimation scaleThe two… Continue Reading...

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127 Why Estimate Business Apps At All?

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126. Thanks for all your questions about estimating business applications. In this episode, I tackle four tricky situations when it comes to estimating Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications. Should we re-estimate items in our backlog after we’re done because they were easier or harder than originally expected? — TanikaIf we don’t complete a story by the end of the sprint, should we… Continue Reading ‘s Article on...

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Documenting Your Agile Applications

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Jul25

“We’ve already changed the way that we’re pitching our solutions” – Conal Campbell, ITK Consulting – YouTube

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Sprint Goals for Microsoft Business Apps

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Ethan is a scrum master for a Power Platform team and his team is trying to build an app but the customer's product owner hasn't shown up yet! What should he do?If your team's product owner is missing in action, in this episode you'll learn how to prevent this situation from happening, what to do to recover, and what could happen if you don't.  Estimating Business ApplicationsI’m about to… Continue...

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Stephen Price on his “Winning Agile Projects” masterclass experience – YouTube
Jun23

Stephen Price on his “Winning Agile Projects” masterclass experience – YouTube

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Defining requirements for complex Power Platform apps with Hamish Sheild

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May24

Hamish Sheild, AppRising – Winning Agile Projects testimonial – YouTube

Winning Agile Projects Welcome to Customery. My mission is to help everyone use the Scrum framework to successfully implement Microsoft Business Applications. That’s why I created the Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps course, as well as my blog and podcast. I started using the Scrum framework to implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM in 2008. Hamish Shield is a Microsoft Business Apps MVP and director of Power Platform consultancy,...

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