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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.

Dynamics Careers: How to Create Your Dynamics 365 Learning Path

The two questions I’m asked most often is what’s the best way to learn Dynamics and how do I get a job with Microsoft? Let’s address the first question and we’ll talk about the second one after you’ve become a Dynamics Jedi master. When someone asks me how I learned my usual response is “the hard way”. These days the amount of content available is much more significant than it once was back in the day, but at the same time, there is significantly more to learn. This is a basic perspective of how I look at education and knowledge maintenance efforts.