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Creating a Definition of Done w/ Tim Wise

Dave Prior Senior Consultant/CST-CRM Specialist
Reading: Creating a Definition of Done w/ Tim Wise

One of the most important things you can do to help your team be successful is to ensure they have a Definition of Done. Once you have it, you need to revisit in in each Retrospective meeting to make any updates and you need to explain it to the Stakeholders in every Sprint Review.

A Definition of Done is more than just Acceptance Criteria. These are the conditions that must be met for your organization to safely release work into the wild. This is especially critical if you are working in an environment where there is a difference between “done” and “shippable”.

In this episode of SoundNotes, Tim Wise and Dave Prior talk through why a Definition of Done is so critical to your team successfully delivering work, what level of detail you should include in your DoD, and how to create one.

Links from the Podcast

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Contacting Tim

Contacting Dave


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