Project Delivery

MacGyver Skills: The Software Project Survival Strategy for Technical Leads

If you don’t happen to know about the American TV show back in the 80’s staring Richard Dean Anderson called MacGyver it’s about a guy who creates unconventional solution to problems on the fly. Consulting software projects often contain surprise challenges that come up during implementation that were not foreseen in advance. Depending on how significant these challenges are it could mean the difference between success and failure. Having the ability to create solutions around unexpected situations and hurdles is one of the most valuable skills you can have a technical lead.

Implementing Dynamics 365 Using the Scrum Framework Technical Lead Perspectives

I was listening to Neil Benson’s Scrum Dynamics podcast on implementing Dynamics 365 using Scrum on my way to the office this morning. I started to recant my own project experiences over the past several years and the challenges I’ve faced. Neil made some interesting points and I thought it would be nice to augment his content with some stories of personal experiences I’ve had using Scrum on my own projects.