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Include the Definition of Done in the Scrum Artifacts section

The DoD adheres to the definition of artifact (work or value to provide transparency and opportunities for inspection and adaptation.) Promoting it to artifact would make the guide tidier (presenting everything as a role/artifact/event,) facilitate the understanding and make it more difficult to forget it.

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Jose Luis Soria shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
completed  ·  Ken Schwaber responded  · 

If you like “tidier” guides, what are you doing in the field of development?

Read my blog entry on my Wordpress about the Scrum Development Kit (SDK)
and you will see the problem.
For instance, Done should list the artifacts created, their syntax, and the tool where they are stored and updated.

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  • AdminKen Schwaber (Admin, ScrumGuides.org) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Read my blog entry on my Wordpress about the Scrum Development Kit (SDK)
    and you will see the problem.
    For instance, Done should list the artifacts created, their syntax, and the tool where they are stored and updated.

  • Daniel Wilhite commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When there is the possibility of an Organizational DoD it no longer becomes an artifact to me because all of the other artifacts are controlled by the individual Scrum Teams. DoD serves more like a Service Level Agreement (for lack of better term) because it is an agreement between the team and individuals outside of the team on how everyone will understand something is "done". I like the way the guide has it currently. It has actually helped me when explaining things to some people new to Scrum.

  • PSM Guy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "Decisions to optimize value and control risk are made based on the perceived state of the artifacts." the Definition of "Done" is a key aspect in optimizing value and controlling risk.

  • David Sabine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm on the fence about this. I can foresee good outcomes if DoD is called an artifact -- but it's more "an understanding" than "an artifact".

  • Ludwig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I give you my vote, because I have experienced that the definition of done is a critical part of the framework which many teams have big problems with. Many attempts to build successful products fail because the definition of done is either not being fulfilled or not complete.

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