A Process for Defining Done in Agile Development [Infographic]

A Process for Defining Done in Agile Development

GATHER THE TEAM

  • Get everyone together that will be on the project team.
  • Collect ideas for one user story at a time.

SELECT A NOTE-TAKER

  • Someone needs to be in charge of making sure all of the ideas are captured.
  • Use a whiteboard or post-it notes to capture ideas.

START THE BRAINSTORMING

  • Ask “What do we need to do in order to get this to the user?”
  • When the initial ideas stop, ask “What else?” over and over until there is silence.

CREATE A LIST OF TASKS

  • Organize the ideas into a list of tasks the lead step-by-step from getting started all the way to “done.”
  • The team may be surprised at how much needs to happen!

BREAK THE LIST

  • Separate the list of tasks into those that belong in the Sprint and those that are part of the implementation.
  • Put the implementation tasks into a separate Sprint.

GET TO WORK!

  • You did it! Congratulations!

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