Definition of Done

Growing DONE—How to Make the Definition of Done Work for Your Team

Effective agile teams get things done. They build software day after day that's not just "code complete" but really shippable. And when their product owner says, "ship it," they can get their shippable software into production at the drop of a hat. The Definition of Done can be a powerful tool to make these things happen...If it's used right. Most agile teams I see have one of four relationships with a Definition of Done: They don't have one They have one but don't really use it They have one but can never satisfy it They have one, satisfy it for each story, but still have lots to do at the end of a release I rarely come across teams who use the Definition of Done to good effect day after day, sprint after sprint. Find out why and how to fix it »