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How to Create a Definition of Ready w/ Rick Austin

Dave Prior Senior Consultant/CST-CRM Specialist
Reading: How to Create a Definition of Ready w/ Rick Austin

Definition of Ready

Creating a Definition of Ready is one of the best ways to help your Team(s) make sure they’re only committing to work they can actually get done. It’s also one of the best ways for a Product Owner to make sure they’re not going to waste valuable time in Sprint Planning by asking the Team to work on things that aren’t in an actionable state.

In this episode of SoundNotes, Rick Austin and Dave Prior discuss how to go about creating a Definition of Ready and why it’s so critical to your Team’s ability to deliver. They also cover some examples of the types of things you might want to include in your Definition of Ready.


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