External Course

Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps

ABOUT THE COURSE

The Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps course is ideal if you are implementing Microsoft Business Applications in your organization. Or you work for a Microsoft partner implementing Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI or Dynamics 365 for your customers.
After this course, you'll enjoy a faster project that costs less. Reduced risk and less wasted effort. Better software and happier stakeholders. And a project that's more fun for you and your team.

Learn Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps

So you’d like to use the Scrum framework to implement Microsoft Business Applications? Fantastic. Scrum is the most popular agile software framework, and a great way to implement business applications like Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Apps, Power BI or Power Automate.
What are the essential events of Scrum? What roles do we need? What deliverables should we produce during Scrum projects? How should we adapt Scrum for a Microsoft Business Applications project?
I’m going to help you cut through the confusion — to not only learn about the Scrum framework but how I’ve applied it to my Microsoft projects for the last ten years.

Is this course for you?

The course is ideal if you are implementing Microsoft Business Applications in your organisation. Or you work for a Microsoft partner implementing Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, Finance & Operations or Business Central, Power Apps, Power Automate or Power BI for your customers.

If you're a project sponsor, project manager, or business analyst. Or if you're a practice leader, architect, developer, configurator or tester. This course is the perfect introduction to Scrum.

Do any of these challenges sound familiar to you?
  • You want to try Scrum but don't know where to start?
  • You're familiar with Scrum but don't know how to apply it to Microsoft Business Apps?
  • You once tried Scrum but it felt like some essential part was missing?
  • You've been using Scrum and want to prepare for your certification exam?
  • You are curious about how Microsoft Power Platform teams have succeeded in with Scrum?

What's included in the course?

The course is jam-packed with content that will teach you Scrum. And how to apply it to your next Business Apps project.

    Here's what you can do:
  • Work at your own pace. There are seven modules and 18 high-definition videos with closed captions.
  • Gain experience. Learn the lessons from three Scrum for Dynamics 365 case studies built on my own project experience.
  • Review the presentations. Each video includes a hand-out with the lesson slides and a transcript.
  • Test your knowledge. Take the quiz at the end of each module to reinforce your learning.
  • Listen during your commute. Listen to the audio course that you can stream to the SoundCloud app on your phone.
    Join the Professional plan, and you'll also be able to:
  • Prepare for certification. Use my annotated Scrum Guide and take the practice exam for the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master I assessment.
  • Listen during your commute. Listen to the audio course that you can stream to the SoundCloud app on your phone.
    Sign up to the Team plan, and you'll also receive:
  • Private coaching. Two hours of private coaching for you and your team to accelerate your adoption of Scrum.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Neil Benson

Neil Benson

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.


Course Module Details

Introduction

To help you get the most out of the course, I'll give you a quick tour of the course components and explain the two different ways that successful students usually complete the course. Your success starts here.

Section 1: Scrum theory

The course kicks off by explaining the theory that underpins Scrum, and its pillars core values. Understanding and embracing these principles is key difference between 'doing agile' and 'being agile'.

Section 2: Scrum team

In this section, we look at the three essential roles in the Scrum team and we examine the responsibilities and essential qualities of the product owner, scrum master and developers in a Microsoft Business Apps project.

Section 3: Scrum events

There are five events in Scrum and we learn about them in this section. They are the sprint, the daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint review and sprint retrospective. There's one more important activity, backlog refinement, that isn't an event in Scrum, but it's a recommended practice followed by almost every Scrum team.

Section 4: Scrum artefacts

There are three artefacts that Scrum teams have to deliver. In this section, we learn about the product backlog, the sprint backlog and the increment. Once you know the required deliverables of Scrum, your team can choose what other artefacts it will produce during your project.

Section 5: Scrum stories

The Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master I certification demonstrates you understand the Scrum's theory, roles, events and artefacts and you're ready to join a scrum team. If you join the Professional or Team plans you'll get access to my annotated Scrum Guide with study notes and a practice exam that you can take until you're ready to take the official exam at Scrum.org.