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Definition of Done (DoD)

Last post 10:14 am December 28, 2013
by Anonymous
3 replies
06:28 am December 26, 2013

How in Scrum projects normally the agreed definition “Done” is distributed? Is it a separate document (artefact) that everybody can access it or is it just an entry in a project specific glossary?


09:14 am December 26, 2013

The Scrum framework does not prescribe the format a Definition of Done must take.

One common approach is to write out a DoD and place it on (or close to) a task board, so it is clear to observers what "Done" on that board means.

11:00 am December 26, 2013

@Ian Mitchell: Thanks (Mehdi)

10:14 am December 28, 2013

Either you print it on a large paper and you place close to scoreboards so that everybody can see it, to radiate information and to be more transparent.
Or If team don't have visual workplace around and it's more technology oriented ( think JIRA, TFS etc.), part of it can be automated and integrated to your build system ( i.e code metrics analysis run before each check-ins ) and the other part can be agreed on or within the team during pair programming it could be a check list to go through among other things.