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What is the definition of Done?

 Scott Hanselman has a pretty interesting discussion with Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber around the concept of when is a story Done.


Ken raising some interesting points, most notable that a well defined concept of Done, understood by all members of the project is a cornerstone of a good scrum process.  Without it, you can guarentee that you are building up technical debt; and your software won’t be in a releasable state once you have “Done” all the features, which kind of defeats the point of release planning!

So, what is your definition of done?

  • All acceptance cases / test scenarios pass?
  • Unit tests pass?
  • Performance tests pass?
  • Customers have used and approved the feature?

So, what do you think ?