Definition of done

Last post 02:12 pm July 21, 2019
by Aykut Kundi
4 replies
06:11 pm April 6, 2016

Can the definition of "done" be changed prior to each Sprint?

10:06 am April 7, 2016


The Definition of Done may be changed at any time to reflect what a team can complete within each sprint.

However, changing the DoD should be an infrequent occurrence, and never something done prior to each sprint.

These types of questions are more suited to the other forum.

10:27 pm April 7, 2016

What does the Scrum Guide have to say about adapting the Definition of Done? When might this adaptation be expected to occur?

11:27 pm April 7, 2016

It's normal for DoD to be changed and improved as the teams matures.

It is usually discussed and agreed on at the team's retrospective meetings.

06:45 pm July 20, 2019

Some doubts about the opportunity of the update of DoD, may exist, because the Scrum Guide says that “During each Sprint Retrospective, the Scrum Team plans ways to increase product quality by adapting the definition of Done as appropriate”, but after it says that “Although improvements may be implemented at any time, the Sprint Retrospective provides a formal opportunity to focus on inspection and adaptation”.

Then, the sprint retrospective is a formal opportunity for inspection and adaptation of the DoD, but this must be done when this is necessary.