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Definition of Done: team’s standard of excellence! How To…

June 6, 2012

Rally is proposing a very collaborative way to create the Definition of Done: the team creates “items” that define when software can be released. then the team look at each item and decide which ones apply to a user story (e.g. approved by the product owner), a sprint (e.g. no blockers, no critical) and for a software release (e.g. KPI testing).

Here is the link:, then click on “Defining Done Guide“.




This is a similar idea from Mitch Lacey, applying very well to deployment software onto production environment:


Last but no least, I have found some great videos by Ken Schwaber explaining the importance of the DoD and how teams, if not careful, create technical debt and are not done… really not!



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