During the kick-off of any new software project, a senior stakeholder will often produce a slide that explains why a high percentage of software projects fail. The intention is often to explain how the soon to be kicked off project will not fail. If you search for “Why software projects fail?”, you will find a variety of failure reasons, such as general people issues, time, lack of testing, unclear requirements, scope creep, inadequate communication, staff retention, poor risk management and more. Continue reading “Five ways to make Power Apps and Low Code Projects succeed”
Category: Better Practices
Avoiding a Power Platform “Drive-By” using the Centre of Excellence Starter Kit
A few years ago, I wrote about ten different types of Dynamics 365 projects. One of these types of projects I referred to as a “drive-by”. A drive-by implementation is where someone, often a supplier, is interested in getting paid, and getting out as quickly as they can, leaving an implementation project to slowly fail.
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Five ways to become a Software Engineering Multiplier
Just before I started my working career, I completed a social sciences degree in Communication Studies. For the most part, this was a non-technical IT degree. It was one which made me think deeply about the day to day encounters I have with other people, written, verbal and more. With the job market not being awash with social science jobs at the time, and having hacked around a lot with BBC Basic on an old BBC Micro and Acorn Archimedes in my formative years, I felt a pining for programming again, so I forged a career in the IT industry. I’ve been here ever since. Continue reading “Five ways to become a Software Engineering Multiplier”
Explainer : Power Platform Licensing in under three minutes
Do you know the difference between perpetual and subscription licensing, or know your multiplexing from your software assurance?
Here’s a quick three minute explainer for Power Platform licensing concepts you should understand if you plan to buy Power Platform or Dynamics 365 licences any time soon.
If you’d like a similar explainer for another Power Platform topic, please let me know.
Returning the Shopping Cart – Being a Good Power Platform Citizen Developer
I normally do my weekly grocery shopping online, however since the Coronavirus lockdown and because of the shortage of home delivery slots, I have the first world problem of visiting the supermarket again in person! After returning from a shopping trip this week, I saw a meme on twitter which reminded me of the dilemma most supermarket shoppers face after unpacking their shopping into their car – namely looking at the empty shopping trolley and wondering where to return it to. To quote the tweet :
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