A Scalable Definition of Done
by Dean Leffingwell
Recently, one of our clients was struggling a bit to finalize a complete, scalable and yet achievable, Definition of Done. They asked me to sit in on a final review and I willingly participated. I liked what they did, and with their permission, I’ve borrowed it and extended it a bit for the more general case.
First, I’ll start with the trick question I gave them:
Question: What’s the Definition of Done for a Sprint?……………Answer: the time box is over. Same goes for a PSI. (It may or may not be a good sprint or PSI, but it is definitely done when the clock strikes done.)
But here’s a more meaningful set for those adopting the Scaled Agile Framework:
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