ArcherPoint Weekly Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest – vol 12

The ArcherPoint technical staff—made up of developers, project managers, and consultants – is constantly communicating internally, with the goal of sharing helpful information with one another.

 As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them companywide on Yammer for everyone’s benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this group—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share them with the rest of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Community? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from the ArcherPoint staff. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

ArcherPoint CEO Greg Kaupp and other employees compiled a reading list of professional and personal development that they found helpful over the last few years:

Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan
The Three Laws of Performance, Dave Logan & Steve Zaffron
Traction, Gino Wickman
Lessons from the Mouse, Dennis Snow
Unleashing Excellence, Dennis Snow & Teri Yanovitch
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Patrick Lencioni
Good to Great, Jim Collins
Agile Estimating and Planning, Mike Cohn
Agile Software Development with Scrum, Ken Schwaber & Mike Beedle
Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
Switch: How to ChangeThings when Change is Hard, Chip & Dan Heath
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Winning Decisions: Getting it Right the First Time
, J. Edward Russo and Paul J.H. Schoemaker
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons
Getting Things Done, David Allen

Faithie Robertson on Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 error: Object Metadata table is locked by another user:

NAV2013 R2 "Object Metadata table is locked by another user" Error when trying to save changes to an object: This can occur when trying to save a change in NAV in the 2013 R2 version. This is due to the way the Object Metadata table is used when the changes are synced to SQL, either through the PowerShell "Sync-NAVTenant" command or the access of the object by the first user if it was not synced. We've encountered this before.

Here's an article by Mark Brummel that explains further:

NAV 2013 R2: The Object Metadata table cannot be changed because it is locked by another user

Dan Sass shared information on updates to the Costing Error Detection and Data Correction white paper: 

Costing Error Detection and Data Correction white paper – updated for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Jon Long shared a link about Excellence:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle

Read the entire post: Personal Strengths – We Are What We Repeatedly Do

Owen McDonald added this link on Benjamin Franklin’s list of virtues:

“Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.”

“Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.”

“Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benfits that are your duty.”

Read the full post: The Virtuous Life: Wrap Up

In Business Analysts, Alan Campbell shared this post about using “Planguage”:

Specifying Quality Requirements with Planguage

Also in BA, Alan shared this post on 2 minute models:

2 Minute Models: A walk through the Feature Tree Model

Lynette Chronister added this link for visual templates from (complete the form to access the templates):

Visual Models for Software Requirements (RML)