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Last post 07:28 pm July 21, 2021
by Ahamed Beig
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04:40 pm July 19, 2021

I came across the question below in a site.

Based on what I read on the scrum guide about the Definition of done, I picked True as the answer but the site says otherwise.

They picked false as the answer. Can someone help explain .

Q: True or false? The Scrum Team has full authority over the Definition of Done.

07:42 pm July 20, 2021

From the scrum guide: 

If the Definition of Done for an increment is part of the standards of the organization, all Scrum Teams must follow it as a minimum. If it is not an organizational standard, the Scrum Team must create a Definition of Done appropriate for the product.

The Developers are required to conform to the Definition of Done. If there are multiple Scrum Teams working together on a product, they must mutually define and comply with the same Definition of Done.

 

11:05 pm July 20, 2021

I came across the question below in a site.

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Q: True or false? The Scrum Team has full authority over the Definition of Done.

Was clarification provided about what was meant by "authority"? The organization's standards ought to be respected, but only the people doing the work can ensure it is applied.

12:35 pm July 21, 2021

Little extracts as per Scrum Guide-2020:
The Definition of Done is a formal description of the state of the Increment when it meets the quality measures required for the product.

If a Product Backlog item does not meet the Definition of Done, it cannot be released or even presented at the Sprint Review. Instead, it returns to the Product Backlog for future consideration. So, they do not have complete authority on DoD.
Like as, Scott Anthony Keatinge mentioned, Developers are required to conform to the Definition of Done which are defined by organizational standards (sometimes).