Questions tagged [definition-of-done]

This tag is for questions about defining or implementing a Definition of Done (DoD) within an agile process.

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What to do about unachievable criteria in the Definition of Done?

I'm a first-time Scrum Master. I'm not even certified in anything PM-related; I'm just a seasoned Python/Django developer. However, I have read the latest official Scrum Guide cover-to-cover. I have ...
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Definition of Ready and Done in a Waterfall-Scrum Process (Global Definition as Solution?)

I am currently working on a project in which a so-called Waterfall-Scrum process is completed. This includes one week of development and one week of testing. Each team (currently 7 teams building on ...
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How do you agree with a client for a deliverable version (definition of done) on a big project

My company sells an ERP software in a very specific niche. The process is turnkey and every bit of data is entered for the client before launch. Since a lot of our customers have different needs, we ...
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Is QA stage mandatory to be included into user story cycle?

The problem I came across: A 2-week Sprint is close to the end (let's say 80% of the time has passed by) A particular user story has just been completed (and has unit tests) What next? Testing takes ...
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Can the Definition of Done be overriden or changed?

Does the Definition of Done come before everything else, almost like a programming interface? And can it be changed if later on, once it’s realized that it was designed poorly? By overriden, I mean ...
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Is system 'logging' captured in user stories or are they part of implementation detail?

I understand that anyone who supports and maintains system can be seen (or should be seen?) as a stakeholder/user. For me, so far 'logging' has been like: "I guess, it wouldn't hurt to log this ...
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Is it OK to defer implementation detail and consider user story to be done?

I am just getting into user stories (read some blogs and watched some of Mike Cohn's presentations). My current understanding is that the story is a vertical slice of the system. Stories are not "Add ...
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How to address the “definition of done” in Scrum?

We have a starting team using scrum and we understand the value of establish a clear "definition of done" in our development. We have selected the set of things or processes a task must have to ...
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Is the “definition of done” required in Scrum?

Is having a “definition of done” required in Scrum, or is it optional? According to the Scrum Checklist, it is required and we can't call our methodology "Scrum" without one. I would like to know if ...
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Meeting format for defining our definition of done

Can anyone recommend a format for facilitating a definition of done meeting ie, a meeting to define the teams definition of done. I was thinking of first looking at artefacts and then associated a ...
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How to add Definition of Done (DoD) in TFS 2015 Scrum methodology?

I'd like to know: how could I define the Definition of Done of the backlog items in my iteration in Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015? My projects are based on Scrum methodology. I know that the ...
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Stories added after commitment

I'm trying to understand the following problem: within a SAFe framework a development team adds user stories after commitment, even though that commitment has not been met. The justification is that ...
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Is “Replicate X visual feature from Y app” a valid acceptance criterion

Assume there is a graphically intensive visual feature in app X. It includes dimming out some part of the screen at some point in the program. The story revolves around implementing a similar feature ...
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How to organize effective iteration demo in outsource project?

Most of our clients are abroad, so it's impossible to have a face-to-face conversation at the demo meeting. Are there any best practices on how to show progress and capabilities of the increment at ...
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What UAT checklists should I give the testing team?

We currently do User Acceptance Testing (UAT) at the end of the every sprint. I circulate an email to the team letting them know the features that have been developed. The idea is for them to report ...
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Can 'QA approved' count towards your team's definition of done?

I'm a ScrumMaster running a development team using scrum. We are working in 3 week sprints and at the end of the sprint we often do not release our code to production right away. It could be a number ...
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What is the difference between acceptance criteria and the definition of done?

I don't get what is the difference between both. They seem to be similar to me. For instance, I have this typical login/register User Story. Can you provide some DOD examples? As a user I want to ...
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Influence code quality as Scrum Product Owner

Introduction: In theory, Scrum says that the development team is fully responsible and self-organized when it comes to all things related to development. This also includes code quality which imho is ...
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Method for managing Scrum ceremonies with an introverted team?

I have just taken over a team of developers that appear to be quite technologically sound and on the ball. That said they are all very quiet, hours can pass without anyone really talking. This is ...
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Aiming to finish development of sprint a bit early to give testers time

I'm about to start a new development project that our company would like to run in an agile manner. At this stage I am the only developer but it is expected 1-2 more will join in future sprints. ...
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Keep track of DoD per sprint and per release

In a scrum project it is desirable to know what is your definition of done and what is your actual undone work. Potentially Shippable = Definition of Done + Undone Work http://less.works/less/...
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Alternative name for Developer Acceptance Testing

In our process our developers run Unit Tests and Integration Tests before they check in their code for it to be built and deployed to UAT where the testers and product owners can perform their test ...
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Definition of Done or How to really finish tasks?

Sometimes it is hard to close a task. There might come a new information which demands an update of the task. The task remains a long time almost finished. New Versions and baselines allows us to ...
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How to write measurable acceptance criteria to stories without a measurable goal?

Example story: As a player, I want to buy weapons from merchants, so that I can progress further The other parts of the story could have acceptance criteria such as "There is a gun merchant in town" ...
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How can we continuously integrate new features when the PO only determines whether a feature is “done” at the end of each Sprint?

My team is having an issue with integrating software product features. Specifically, when do features get pull requested into our integration branch of code? Currently our understanding is: The ...
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Should there be testing-only user stories?

We estimate stories as 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 points. Consider a story with less development work but huge testing effort. Let's say we estimate that story as 8 points. We see the following options: Let ...
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How do you define “done” on a project or task?

From time to time, I get status updates from the technical team that a specific feature is "done." However, when I check it, it hasn't fully been tested or ux tested with common-sense. How would you ...
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What makes SMART-goals useful?

Often is recommended to have your goals SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound). Is this recommendation a good one? Why I should use SMART-goals? What is the benefit of them?...