From September, when I got Scrum Master cert, I got involved into 2 PowerApps projects. I had the autonomy to define my role in those projects so I decided to be Scrum Master of 1 project to apply the new knowledge, and to be coder for the more complex one, which I believe my teammates will struggle with.
In 3 months, I spent most of my time for the projects, and more for coder role because I had to built the framework for the first project and help my teammates through out the project timeline. 13 years since I left the university, I was back to coding work. My feeling was quite good, I was back to the time struggling with bugs, feeling happy after working a problem out, typing hours and hours without time awareness – it was really like I was a student.
And finally my 02 projects were completed successfully, delivered what my product owners expected. I felt a bit bad when they didn’t win any prize from the company contest, but anyway, we worked really hard and learnt many things from SCRUM project management and PowerApps coding.
My post in the company Cyber Security Yammer group.
I failed the first time and passed the second time, after retaking the mock exam many times and review the materials carefully. Nice experience.
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I’ll attend Professional SCRUM Master class next week in Kuala Lumpur. Time to upgrade my portfolio. To prepare, I’ve studied a pathway in Degreed, and did the Scrum open asssessment.
Here are some good references:
This ScrumCrazy blog has a lot of useful information about Scrum.
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I created my first PowerApps in this post, to help me in building IT disposal assets list. It’s a very simple app with very basic PowerApps functions.
Then in this Jul I joined the PowerApps Hackathon contest organized by the company. I built an app to provide customer details for the Sales team while they’re traveling to customer meetings. Even though I didn’t have any prize in this contest, I learnt a lot in PowerApps, from designing to development. After the contest, I applied what I’ve learnt to enhance my IT disposal app, with new updates:
- New appearance theme
- Revise source code, apply naming convention
- New features:
- Select Country and Site
- Build and manage Disposal list for many sites. This is helpful for IT persons who manage many sites. I applied what I learnt about using Collections in this function, it worked very well.
- Send Email with the list of items in the selected site.
- Help screen
I registered for my TMV team to join the PowerApps Hackathon contest on 18-19 June 2019. Our app named Customer X-Ray. Some information about the app:
Currently it is very difficult (especially for Sales community) to check the real-time status of our clients (current credit limit, applicable payment terms and open/ overdue balance). This is an information that Sales community does not have access to or it takes time to obtain it. Management and Sales are actually blindsided when they are visiting a customer and discussing/ negotiating an opportunity or contract because they don’t have this useful an critical information on hand which can make the difference in the negotiation process.
Why do you think the app will solve the problem?
The proposed solution is to have a mobile app developed. The Sales community (and anyone else in need) can install the app on their mobile and with one click they can get the full picture of the client that they are visiting or negotiating with.
They can instantly see their current assessment (credit limit and payment terms), current open balance, outstanding balance and remaining credit not consumed.
The data can be directly fed from Sales system which is updating daily.
The app will deliver notifications to the user’s mobile when a client in their portfolio has breached the credit limit ceiling, when the credit limit for a client has been upgraded or downgraded, when different payment terms have been applied. Continue reading
Saw this tip today and I think it’s really handy to save space on your machine, actively.
Turn on Files On-Demand in OneDrive
- Select the white or blue OneDrive cloud icon in the Windows notification area.
Note: If you’re on Windows 10, your computer already has the OneDrive desktop app on it, but you’ll need to turn on Files On-Demand in OneDrive settings.
- Select Settings .
- Select Settings > Save space and download files as you use them.
When Files On-Demand is on, you’ll see new status icons next to each of your SharePoint files. You can now copy or move files from your computer to SharePoint Online right from your file system.
|Save space on your device by making files online-only.
These files are only available when you’re connected to the Internet, but don’t take up space on your computer.
Locally available files
|When you open an online-only file, it downloads to your device and becomes locally available.
You can open a locally available file at anytime even without Internet access.
Always available files
|To make a file always available, even when you’re offline:
- Right-click it and select Always keep on this device.
To change a file back to an online-only file: