Doneness Agreement

[duhn-nis uh-gree-muh nt]

Definition of Doneness Agreement

Synonym for Story Agreement.


Sprint Planning is the formal discussion when the Team commits to a Sprint Goal and agrees to do a collection of Stories based on their Doneness Agreements.

When preparing for the Review it is important to remember that the Team shouldn’t demonstrate or review any Results that aren’t Done; that is, the Product being Reviewed should be the result of Stories that have met their Doneness Agreements. We like to say that there is no partial credit in Scrum – we don’t Review something that isn’t "Done".

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"Doneness Agreement" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.