Definition of “Done” (DoD)

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Definition of Definition of “Done” (DoD)

Synonym for “Done”.
Often used erroneously as a synonym for Standard of Care.


Definition of Done:
1. Sam will meet with the Team for 15 minutes after the Daily Scrum to discuss the issues they are worried about (2 total hours)
2. Sam will spend 4 hours exploring CUTLASS to resolve these issues, and will have a one‑hour discussion with the Team about what he finds and to discover further issues (12 total hours)
3. Sam and the Team will repeat Step 2 at most 3 times until the Team is satisfied with Sam’s knowledge.
A strong Definition of Done that is continuously improved is a hallmark of a high performing agile team. (synonym for Standard of Care)
The Definition of Done is often common across Stories that are of the same Storyotype. (synonym for Standard of Care)

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