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Dynamics Day 2016: driving results with Microsoft Dynamics using Agile


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Intergen’s Dylan Haskin’s and AsureQuality’s CIO, Darren Wilson explore the benefits of Agile methodology and deployment in Dynamics CRM Online, including the ability to move at speed in a fast-changing world.

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Dynamics Day 2016: driving results with Microsoft Dynamics using Agile

  1. 1. PLATFORM AGILITY – A Paradigm Shift
  2. 2. Waterfall Agile Inception Test Iteration1 Test Iteration1 Test Iteration1 Test Iteration1 Test Iteration1 VS. ChangesChangesDocs Build Test Training Changes Changes Changes Ship
  3. 3. Waterfall Agile
  4. 4. Who’s AQ
  5. 5. Where’s AQ Going?
  6. 6. AQ’s Situation
  7. 7. Agile in Action – Start Slowly To create sustainable change the team needs to own the journey
  8. 8. Agile in Action – Harness Champions Hunt out & empower passionate people Make them accountable
  9. 9. Agile in Action – Pick the right partner We don’t all have the luxury of dedicated in-house teams.
  10. 10. Agile in Action – know when you are done • Business process documented • SOP changes made • System changes into production • Users trained
  11. 11. Where did we land? • Overall • Clarity of Objectives • Communication and Transparency • Governance • Cost • Leadership • Risks • Vendor • Quality • Methodology Exceeded/Met expectations Met expectations Met Expectations Exceed/Met expectations Met Expectations - 12% under budget Met/Less than expectations Met Expectations Met Expectations Met Expectations Exceed/Met expectations
  12. 12. 13 “I think an essential part of Agile working is empowering the people managing the project to make calls, and communicating with the Sponsor, Business Owners etc. the importance of prompt turnaround right from the get go” -Marketing Manager “Key one for me is changing expectations around seeing the total cost of the project up front.” “Overall, I think it creates a lot of energy as sense of achievement with clear goals established and people feeling we are moving forward.” -CEO
  13. 13. 14 “Incredibly short amount of time to do a vast amount of work with limited resources – miraculous!” -Independent Advisor
  14. 14. S o u r c e : h t t p : / / w w w . a g i l e 2 4 7 . p l / w p - c o n t e n t / u p l o a d s / 2 0 1 6 / 0 4 / V e r s i o n O n e - 1 0 t h - A n n u a l - S t a t e - o f - A g i l e - R e p o r t . p d f