Definition of Done

Shared knowledge and understanding regarding what it means for a work item to be done by a team

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15 minutes




The Team

What is it?

  • Criteria agreed across the team and shared with others that should be met before any work items is considered complete by any team member.
  • Collaboratively created, maintained and enforced criteria by the team.
  • A place where non-functional and functional work that should be performed for each and every work item can be managed.

Why use it?

  • Aligns understanding and shared expectations across stakeholder groups on, for example, quality, assurance and documentation activities being performed throughout delivery.
  • Drives quality into products being built incrementally.

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