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  • When is ‘Done’, truly 100% ‘Done’?

    When working through any Product Backlog, it’s essential that the whole Scrum Team have a clearly defined and mutually agreed understanding of when each backlog item can be deemed as complete. Without this collective and transparent agreement, teams may struggle to get product backlog items 100% truly ‘Done’ within a Sprint. This is explained further by the Scrum Guide; “When a Product Backlog item or an Increment is described as “Done”, everyone must understand what “Done” means.  Although this varies significantly per Scrum Team, members must have a shared understanding of what it means for work to be complete, to ensure transparency. This is the definition of “Done” for the Scrum Team and is used to assess when work is complete on the product Increment.” The Scrum Guide (p.16) The below example of ‘Done’ is fairly typical for a team early on in its adoption of Scrum within a corporate environment. Activity (Example) Criteria (Example) Detailed Analysis Acceptance Tests approved by Product Owner. Wiki updated. Detailed Design Consistent with approved design patterns and UI standards. Design approved by Architect. Overall Design Doc updated. Build & Unit Test Consistent with coding standards. Peer Reviewed. 90% automated unit test coverage. All unit tests […]

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Agil8 was formed by David Hicks, a pioneer of Agile since the mid-1990s, an Agile Alliance Founder and one of the world’s most experienced and qualified Agile consultants and trainers. Agil8 draws on experience of working with organisations across all industry sectors over many years, and the management and delivery of some of the world’s largest and most complex Agile implementations.Agile Logo 4c Founder It is our experience that whilst the challenges faced by our customers are often similar, the best solution for the challenge depends entirely upon the real-world circumstances. What is best for one situation is not necessarily best for another. For this reason Agil8 has always sought to provide the best advice and solutions no matter where they come from. Today Agil8 is the only company in the world with independently accredited services in  all  of the leading Lean and Agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban and Agile Project Management. This provides Agil8 and our customers with the best possible choice of the best possible solutions and services.

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The challenge of Agile is to make it work in the real world. “Ideal world” Agile is just that – an ideal. It is important to understand why the ideal model is worth striving for, but success with Agile only comes through knowing how to deal with real-world constraints whilst maximising agility. Workable plans to reduce and remove these constraints are the essence of continuous improvement, and knowing how to manage the inevitable risks on the way is essential. This is the Agil8 focus – delivery of real value, in the real world.