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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sample Definition of Done

I continue to receive a lot of questions about the Definition of Done. Now, a lot of content out there talks in generic terms, but I have a sample that provides a good starting point for your team or organization to consider when creating your own.

I can't stress enough the importance of having this in place. It is the work standard and quality standard which the team(s) should follow. It doesn't matter if you're doing Scrum, XP, Kanban, or some still need a definition of done to ensure quality and completeness of your process steps.

Many problems that teams have implementing their agile techniques are rooted in not having a clear definition of done checklist with quality checks. Maybe its a good time to make sure you have a Definition of Done in place, well communicated, and followed with discipline.

The link below has my Sample Definition of Done in two formats and an exercise to create the initial version if you don't have your own today.

Good Luck! I welcome any questions, comments, or suggestions

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