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  1. The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. Douglas Horton The story of Team Member licence The Team member licence has had a roller coaster ride with Dynamics 365. As soon as Microsoft released the generous first Team Member…
  2. The ability to deliver software fast and by citizen developers is changing the software development world Low code is eating the world, developers have a choice joining the feast or getting eaten  Low code developer is like YouTube to television…
  3. Development does not move forward with purpose like a marching band. It weaves, stumbles and staggers like a drunk heading towards the kebab shop #HoskWisdom Projects don’t move in a straight line and project plans are rarely accurate. Software development…
  4. “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted” ― Randy Pausch Development experienced is earned the hard way by trying, failing and trying again until you get it right. Developing isn’t easy and anyone who says…
  5. “the greatest danger you face is your mind growing soft and your eye getting dull.” ― 50 Cent, The 50th Law The greatest danger to developers is to stop being curious, stop learning and stop keeping up with new technology.…
  6. Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. Jack Ma Douglas Adam the brilliant writer of the awesome — Hitch Hikers guide to the galaxy at times felt writing a torturous process,…
  7. “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains” Rosa Luxemburg Dynamics 365 professionals see every problem as something to be solved by Dynamics 365 plugin or workflow. The environment has changed and now the best solution might not…
  8. “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted .” ― Randy Pausch Development experienced is earned the hard way by trying, failing and trying again until you get it right. Developing isn’t easy and anyone who says it…
  9. “Life is not what you expect: it is made up of the most unexpected twists and turns” — Ilaiyaraaja Projects are fertile breeding grounds for problems. Ingredients such as groups of people working to tight deadlines, using new technology/features with…
  10. Most people are expert in a few areas, get overconfident and think they are experts in everything. #HoskWisdom It takes confidence to admit you are not an expert in all areas and you should defer to someone who is. There…
  11. We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction. Bill GatesThe UK government’s response to Covid shows how easy…
  12. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffett There is a time on most projects, where the project plan is going wrong and the deadlines won’t be met. The pressure is to change…
  13. Focus on business, people, customers and then technology, in that order #HoskWisdom when we focus on a delivering the project, we miss the goal of the project. Think beyond the project, focus on the helping the business be successful and…
  14. Sometimes it’s those who don’t ask for help, who need it most #HoskWisdom The difference between someone in water waving and drowning is small, but the difference could lead to life and death. How many times do you see people…
  15. Requirements create estimates, estimates create plans, plans create projects, projects create problems because the requirements, estimates, plans and projects were wrong #HoskCodeWisdom IT projects go wrong, you can’t avoid it but you can prepare for mistakes, get feedback helps you…
  16. All I want to know is how this project will fail, so I can avoid doing that #HoskWisdom Project plans have goals, milestones and deliverables. They have optimistic paths into the future and run into trouble when the inevitable problems…
  17. “Show me a ten-foot wall and I’ll show you an eleven-foot ladder” ― Peter Bevelin Using Flow for data migration is easy but has limitations you should consider, these limitations can cause problems left the data migration in limbo, whilst waiting…
  18. You control the decision, not the outcome #HoskWisdom There are no right answers, there is only questions and finding out why. There is no certainty, we have questions, ideas and our ability to make good decisions. The more you think…
  19. I was on a project which was manually applying the October 2020 Wave 2 update and after saying this never go wrong, what happens, yep, it goes wrong. The question is what do you when this happens. In reality you…
  20. “Never give reasons for what you think or do until you must. Maybe after a while, a better reason will pop into your head.” General William T. Sherman When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say,…