Agile Project Management For Dummies
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In an agile project, a requirement that meets the scrum team's (and the agile) definition of done is: complete and ready to demonstrate at the end of a sprint. The definition of done drastically changes the risk factor for agile projects. By creating a product that meets the definition of done in every sprint, you end each sprint with a usable, working product. Even if outside factors cause a project to end early, project stakeholders still see some value and have a working product to use now and build upon later. The product owner and the development team agree upon the details of the definition, which covers four elements:

Developed.

Developed.

The development team must fully create the working product requirement.

Tested.

Tested<b>.</b>

The development team must have tested that the product works correctly and is bug-free.

Integrated.

Integrated<b>.</b>

The development team must have ensured that the requirement works in conjunction with the whole product and any related systems.

Documented.

Documented<b>.</b>

The development team must have created notes about how it created the product.

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Mark C. Layton, "Mr. Agile," is an executive and BoD advisor. He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Leadership Network, a certified scrum trainer, and founder of Agile transformation firm Platinum Edge. Mark is also coauthor of Agile Project Management For Dummies. Steven J Ostermiller is a community builder, Agile trainer and coach helping organizations and people become more agile. Dean J. Kynaston is a coach, certified Agile scrum professional, and organizational Agile transformation leader.

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