Acceptance Criteria

[ak-sep-tuh ns krahy-teer-ee-uh]

Definition of Acceptance Criteria

The description of the objective criteria the Team will use to determine whether or not a Story achieves the Value it represents; the part of “Done” that is separate from the Standard of Care and the General Agreements. 


For a Story or Sprint, being Done means the Team has done its job: everything has met both its Acceptance Criteria and its Standard of Care.

Stakeholders usually specify a Story's Acceptance Criteria.

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"Acceptance Criteria" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.