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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 […]

Jon is a creative Agile, Business and Executive Coach with proven experience leading successful change programmes and producing award winning global products using web and mobile technology. Starting out as an Avionics Engineer in the British Army, Jon now focuses on fixing and building high performing teams (rather than helicopters), empowering organisations to deliver world-class solutions through organisational redesign, effective leadership coaching and training agile techniques to teams and individuals.





Jon holds the following certifications:

  • Scrum Alliance Certified Professional (CSP)
  • Scrum Alliance REP Trainer
  • SAFe Program Consultant® (SPC)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

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