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Extend Your Organization's Definition of 'Done' to Achieve Continuous Delivery

Published: 23 June 2017

ID: G00328806

Analyst(s): Ian Head , Nathan Wilson


A strong definition of done has always been essential for agile success. As more organizations move to DevOps and continuous delivery, application leaders must extend what it means for a story to be done.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Extend the Definition of Done From "Potentially Shippable" to "Delivered to Staging"
  • Extend the Definition of Done to Mean "Deployed to Production"
  • Extend the Definition of Done to Mean "Released to Users"

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