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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 […]

Dhaval Shah

Dhaval is an Executive Agile Coach and Consultant who works with organisations at the portfolio, programme and team level, setting them up to be able to respond rapidly to market change. His approach spans coaching, consulting, leadership, teaching and mentoring, enabling business outcomes to be sustainably delivered whilst promoting continual learning. His focus in recent engagements has been large-scale organisational transformation within the Financial Services sector.

Areas of Proficiency:

  • Scaling Agile and Lean Product Development
  • Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Applied Systems and Complexity Thinking
  • Scrum, LeSS, Kanban, XP
  • Team Building and Facilitation
  • Executive Coach (Individual and Team)

Relevant Training and Certifications:

  • Scrum Alliance Certified Professional (CSP)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP)
  • ICF Accredited Executive Coach
  • 2nd Generation Lean Product Development