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May 30, 2019

Emergent design is an advanced practice for Microsoft Business Application team experienced in Scrum.

What is emergent design?

When we practice emergent design, the development team designs the solution to meet the users’ needs just before we build the feature.

The opposite of emergent design is up-front design. This...


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...