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Dynamics Insights
Posted: May 11, 2012 - 02:47pm

ArcherPoint's Alan Campbell shows how sometimes project assumptions can become risks that need to be identified and managed.

Jon Long
Posted: May 05, 2012 - 03:59pm

ArcherPoint's Jon Long shows how fears - real or imagined - can keep you from blogging. But forget those fears and jump in - blogging really is easy!

Dynamics Insights
Posted: May 05, 2012 - 09:20am

The developer can test much of the code long before delivery. Testing as you develop increases the quality of your code.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 30, 2012 - 09:45pm

ArcherPoint's Alan Campbell explains why the business analyst needs to be flexible and adaptable in order to deliver efficient solutions.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 - 01:34pm

ArcherPoint's Alan Campbell demonstrates how business analysis is critical to the success of a Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation project.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 - 04:34pm

Go ahead…say it with me: I REFUSE TO TRASH MY DATABASE! Sometimes the developer has to be the keeper of the database and police how it is used.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 - 09:29am

ArcherPoint's Faithie Robertson explains creating and using Options Fields in Dynamics NAV.

Jim Benson
Posted: Apr 19, 2012 - 02:32pm

ArcherPoint's Director of Sales compares an ERP implementation to building a house.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 19, 2012 - 11:10am

As one hillbilly said to another, “Just because you can reproduce doesn’t mean you should.”  There are many benefits to recycling NAV code.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 - 11:01am

Multi-purposing is a beautiful thing. When it comes to multi-purposing in databases, just say NO! 

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 03, 2012 - 09:07am

Faithie Robertson applies the words of NCAA coach John Wooden to NAV developers, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 02, 2012 - 08:30pm

ArcherPoint's Alan Campbell shows how uncovering a client's business need is much like discovering an imperial Easter egg.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 01, 2012 - 08:02pm

ArcherPoint's Faithie Robertson shares resources for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) training. 

 

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 - 09:27pm

Alan Campbell explains how the primary benefit in obtaining a professional certification is sharing a common vocabulary with other professionals. 

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 24, 2012 - 09:17pm

Alan Campbell explains how managing an agile project using project constraints is much the same as waterfall, with the exception of the product owner.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 24, 2012 - 08:55pm

Change is all around us. What is so difficult about adopting an agile approach to project management?

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 21, 2012 - 05:43pm

ArcherPoint's Alan Campbell explains the importance of performing business analysis before starting a Microsoft Dynamics Project.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 - 07:08pm

An explanation of how the role of a business analyst on a Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP engagement has changed over time.

Matt Traxinger
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 - 02:14pm

ArcherPoint's Matt Traxinger shows it can be difficult to keep users actively engaged when automating processes for Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Navision.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 - 01:00pm

We have now solved the Dynamics Paradox by using Agile methods to deliver business value to the client.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jan 16, 2012 - 07:06pm

Ever watch runners in a relay pass the baton? Project managers on NAV implementations can use this “exchange zone” transitioning teams between agile sprints.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 - 12:19pm

Alan Campbell reminds project managers of the need to identify requirements and product scope prior to the start of a project in order to ensure success.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jan 06, 2012 - 07:00pm

The role of project manager can be murky in the world of Microsoft Dynamics NAV projects. ArcherPoint's Alan Campbell adds some clarity.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jan 05, 2012 - 01:51pm

Alan Campbell asks: As a project manager implementing Microsoft Dynamics software, what would the result of becoming a superhero on your project mean to you?

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Dec 22, 2011 - 07:13pm

A reminder for business analysts and project managers that elicitation from ALL stakeholders is critical for the success of projects.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Dec 19, 2011 - 04:43pm

What do you do when a project stalls? Sometimes changing the sprint facilitator to a better known but less experienced team member might produce better results.

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Dec 12, 2011 - 07:45am

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) Community shows what can be achieved when competitors and end users support each other.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Dec 04, 2011 - 10:12pm

Taking any old road will get you anywhere. Microsoft NAV Implementation teams need to think about what road they are taking.

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Dec 01, 2011 - 09:54am

Alan Campbell reminds us that we improve our game through learning the thought processes of those that have achieved a higher level of success than we have.

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Nov 23, 2011 - 03:17pm

ArcherPoint CEO Greg Kaupp explains Tribal Leadership and what it means for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) Community.

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Nov 22, 2011 - 05:00pm

Microsoft is delivering what I believe will be the most exciting release in years for Microsoft Dynamics NAV partners and end users alike.

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Nov 20, 2011 - 03:52pm

While we have made significant progress in building a vibrant Microsoft Dynamics NAV community, we are only just getting started. Read about the value of NAVUG.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Nov 18, 2011 - 04:47pm

Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementation teams are not always teams unless they are willing to do what it takes to make things happen.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Nov 16, 2011 - 11:09am

Alan Campbell urges us to learn from nature and decompose user stories from boulder sized stories into smaller sand sized user stories during projects.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Oct 31, 2011 - 07:29pm

Deming gives us common-cause and special-cause variations to project plans, and we need to be thinking about unplanned project events and risks in Deming terms.

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Oct 21, 2011 - 09:21am

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV development team has discovered what we have about the benefits of Agile Project Management.

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Oct 21, 2011 - 09:19am

Visiting Belgium after 22 years, Greg Kaupp reveals that the years pass faster than we'd like and we should take the time to enjoy and memorialize the journey.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Aug 03, 2011 - 03:07pm

Teams that procrastinate and defer work until late in the project risk severe consequences: Morale suffers, quality decreases, and velocity decreases.

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Jul 29, 2011 - 01:00pm

ArcherPoint CEO Greg Kaupp demonstrates there is a scientific reason why ERP projects fail with waterfall and succeed with Agile.

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Jul 26, 2011 - 12:22pm

Learn about the Forrester SaaS Maturity Model and how it applies to Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navison).

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jul 07, 2011 - 01:00pm

ArcherPoint’s Alan Campbell reminds us that project managers need to think about project plans before starting a project.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jun 30, 2011 - 10:35am

You can use the accounting T-Account structure to communicate one of the main agile principles to stakeholders on Microsoft Dynamics projects.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jun 27, 2011 - 01:56pm

Using sprints or iterations in Microsoft Dynamics Implementations can add great value to your Microsoft Dynamics projects.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jun 23, 2011 - 07:37pm

ArcherPoint’s Alan Campbell explains why project teams should be reviewing technical debt on Microsoft Dynamics implementations.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jun 22, 2011 - 07:00pm

ArcherPoint’s Alan Campbell explains why we must define business goals and objectives when measuring project success.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jun 21, 2011 - 01:44pm

Prospects should change the question about project management methodology to be "What is your approach?" when first talking to partners.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jun 17, 2011 - 10:57am

The ability to estimate the completion date of a Microsoft Dynamics project follows a consistent path as a project progresses.

Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jun 15, 2011 - 05:41pm

Alan Campbell explains how Adaptive Project Management delivers more business value than the traditional Waterfall approach for Dynamics ERP implementations.

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Jun 15, 2011 - 10:01am

This blog discusses what companies should know when evaluating Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) and Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta).

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Jun 14, 2011 - 05:47pm

Blog discussing ERP System upgrade, covering specifically the process and benefits of upgrading Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision), a ERP Software upgrade.