Avoid Chaos in Agile Development by Defining When a Story Is 'Done'

Published: 07 April 2017 ID: G00326411


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A strong definition of "done" improves quality, tracking and sustainability. Application leaders should work with agile teams to ensure a thorough and consistent understanding of what is needed to complete a story.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • A Cautionary Tale
  • Analysis
    • Define What It Means for a Story to Be Done
      • How to Define "Done"
    • Track Releases by Tracking Complete Stories
      • Avoid Delaying Work to the End of a Sprint
    • Keep the Definition of Done as Light as Possible
      • Continuously Streamline
      • Simplify by Changing Artifacts
      • Simplify by Removing Artifacts
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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