Who is responsible for adhering to the DoD?

Last post 09:42 am February 7, 2017
by Swati Saptarshi
4 replies
02:59 pm February 2, 2017

It has recently transpired that one element around our team's DoD has not been fully adhered to?

Who's main area of responsibility does this fall under?

09:27 pm February 2, 2017

It's the Development Team's responsibility to ensure that their work meets the Definition of Done.

Have a retrospective and find out if this problem was due to necessary but known work being missed in the Sprint Backlog, or whether a new understanding of what "Done" means has only just now come to light.

03:41 pm February 3, 2017

Thanks, this is really helpful.

08:58 am February 7, 2017

DoD is used for ensuring Transparency and SM's job is to work with the Scrum Team for making sure that transparency is maintained.

09:42 am February 7, 2017

Hello All,

As per my understanding of the scrum guide and other sources on the net, the DoD has two parts:

1. Meeting the customer's expectations (basically the acceptance criteria)
2. Meeting with the team's expectations (is the team happy with the implementation of the story?)

Some common DoD for point 2 are Test Coverage, Peer review etc.

You could go further in your analysis and see under which category your element falls.