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May 16, 2019

Can you use a definition of done for a sprint?

In Scrum Dynamics 29, I outline six ideas for a definition of done for a user story and three ideas for a definition of done for a sprint.

According to the Scrum Guide, the definition of done helps us agree on when a product backlog item is complete. A sprint, on the other...


May 6, 2019

Shawn Tabor wants to know whether to estimate project effort in days or story points. Aren't they the same thing?

I've used four ways of estimating effort in my Dynamics 365 projects:

  1. Counting cards
  2. Days
  3. T-shirts
  4. Story points

Estimating in days is an absolute estimation method, whereas t-shirts and story points are...


Apr 24, 2019

Jonas Wauters from KPMG Belgium has a challenge pitching a Dynamics 365 project using Scrum to a prospective client. In particular, he'd like to know how to handle it when clients ask those three little questions:

  1. What are you going to deliver?
  2. When are you going to deliver it?
  3. How much is it going to cost?

Neil's...


Apr 22, 2019

Dan Barber, from the Customery Crew, wanted to know what it would be like inside some of Neil’s scrum events. In Scrum Dynamics 26, Neil walks Dan through one of his recent ten-day sprints day-by-day from sprint planning on Monday morning to the sprint review two weeks later. Here’s how it went…

Day One. Sprint...


Apr 22, 2019

Neil is attempting a little experiment with a short, single question episode on the CRM.Audio podcast network and on Youtube. Let’s see if he can answer your questions about Scrum for Dynamics 365 in ten minutes or less.

The question in this episode is from Ruan Kilian, a Dynamics 365 developer in Brisbane, Australia....