Given the importance of a viable Definition of Done for a Scrum team’s success, it has always puzzled me how complacent or ignorant many Scrum teams are regarding their Definition of Done. So, let me share with you the ten first principles of this critical Scrum success factor to improve your team’s effectiveness, team spirit, and reputation.

The Purpose of the Definition of Done According to the Scrum Guide

The Scrum Guide characterizes the Definition of Done as follows:

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