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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.

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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.

    Business Transformation with Microsoft Business Apps with Lipi Sarkar

    Business Transformation with Microsoft Business Apps with Lipi Sarkar

    #101. DynamicsCon starts next week. Lipi Sarkar is presenting two sessions at DynamicsCon and joins me to share the highlights from her presentations as well as her book, Build a Digital Future.

    Resources
    Register for DynamicsConLipi Sarkar on LinkedInSamit Saini and Eric McKinney on LinkedInBuilding a Digital Future by Lipi Sarkar and Vinny (Amazing affiliate link)South Coast Summit conferenceScottish Summit conferenceSupport the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

    • 15 min
    Mastering Dynamics 365 Requirements in Azure DevOps with Dani Kahil

    Mastering Dynamics 365 Requirements in Azure DevOps with Dani Kahil

    #100. Are you looking for better ways to manage your Dynamics 365 and Power Platform requirements in Azure DevOps? Join me and Dani Kahil as we explore what it takes to master your requirements.
    Why use Azure DevOps to manage requirements?Structuring requirements into epics, features and user storiesUsing a definition of ready to manage your backlogIs requirements approval an anti-pattern?Using different types of items in Azure DevOpsChoosing an Azure DevOps process: Scrum or Agile?Adding attachments in DevOpsHandling sub-tasks and defectsHow much detail should a user story have?When is a user story too small?Who writes user stories in Dynamics 365 projects?Resources
    Register for DynamicsCon and attend Dani's session, Best Practices to Manage D365 Requirements in Azure DevOps at 9am, US Eastern, on Monday 20 September 2021.Dani Kahil on LinkedInDani Kahil's blogSupport the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

    • 24 min
    How to Design Forms for Amazing User Experiences with Mary Ann Castro

    How to Design Forms for Amazing User Experiences with Mary Ann Castro

    #99. We all know that good form design is important especially when we're building model-driven Power Apps and Dynamics 365 apps. But what actually makes a good form design?

    Join me as Mary Ann Castro shares her secrets of effective form design from her upcoming presentation at DynamicsCon.

    Resources
    Mary Ann Castro on LinkedIn
    Register for DynamicsCon
    Special mention to Andrew Butenko, Amey Holden and Dian Taylor


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

    • 24 min
    Hello, My Sweet Chatbot 🥰 with Dian Taylor

    Hello, My Sweet Chatbot 🥰 with Dian Taylor

    #98. Hey everyone, Dian Taylor is here! Dian is a two-time MVP and a director of pre-sales at RSM US. She's presenting, 'Getting Started with Power Virtual Agents' at DynamicsCon on 20 September. So I invited Dian onto the Amazing Apps show to tells us all about Power Virtual Agents and give us a sneak peek into her presentation.

    We discuss the summer weather in Florida and the easy life of pre-sales as well as some serious topics such as how amazing chatbots can provide an awesome customer experience while others want to make you throw your computer out the window.


    Discover why Dian thinks I should start my chats with "Hello, my sweet chatbot... 🥰"


    Resources
    Dian Taylor on LinkedIn
    D365Goddess on Twitter
    D365Goddess on YouTube
    D365Goddess website

    Register for DynamicsCon
    Register for Summit North America



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

    • 18 min
    5 Reasons To Avoid Analysis in Advance

    5 Reasons To Avoid Analysis in Advance

    #97. I share five reasons why I think you should avoid analysis in advance when you're building Dynamics 365 and Power Platform applications. 

    My five top reasons:
    Peak ignorance. You're analyzing the requirements during the period when your stakeholders know least about Microsoft business applications and your analysts know least about their needs. Priority categorization. Your requirement specification doesn't order the requirements by business value. Over-engineering. Your requirements are likely to lead to over-engineered complexity and a rejected user experience.Wasted effort. You're spending time chasing the illusion of completeness and putting yourself at risk of a significant change that will derail your requirements specification. Opportunity cost. By deferring deployment you're deferring the benefits, and costing your organization money.Resources
    Scrum.orgCustomery AcademyAmazing Applications podcast page on LinkedInAmazing Applications podcast page on PodchaserScrum for Microsoft Business Apps online course at Customery AcademyAgile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps free online mini-course at Customery AcademySupport the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

    • 19 min
    Advanced Product Owner Questions

    Advanced Product Owner Questions

    #96. I continue the deeper dive into the role of the Product Owner with advanced Product Owner questions. 
    This episode covers:
    Can the product owner role be combined with scrum master or developer?Which product owner certification that I recommend?Making decisions about the product backlog,Whether the Product Owner needs to be technical,What's the difference between a product owner and a project manager?Whether the product owner has to accept the developers' increments in the sprint review? What does a typical sprint look like for a product owner?
    Resources


    Books to support Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) certification:The Professional Scrum Product Owner by Don McGreal and Ralph JochamProduct Mastery: From Good to Great Product Ownership by Geoff WattsAgile Product Management with Scrum by Roman PichlerCustomery AcademyAmazing Applications podcast page on LinkedInAmazing Applications podcast page on PodchaserScrum for Microsoft Business Apps online course at Customery AcademyAgile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps free online mini-course at Customery Academy

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

    • 20 min

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Neil is the best there is when it comes to agile implementation methodology and why you should use it with Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Business Applications deployments. His podcasts and videos are great, and you should listen to them.

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