What is the Definition of Done?
The “Definition of Done” (DoD) describes the quality standards for the Increment to be considered “done” and in a state that it can be effectively inspected. It provides to the Scrum Team and organization a common understanding of the completeness of the Increment. Without this crystal clarity, it’s not possible for stakeholders to provide informed and reliable feedback.
Starting in the 2020 Scrum Guide, the Definition of Done is referred to as a commitment contained in the Increment. It is the commitment the Developers make regarding the quality of the Increment.