The Definition of Done (DoD) is a shared understanding between the development team and stakeholders
of the criteria that must be met in order for a product increment to be considered complete and ready for release.
The DoD is typically defined at the start of a project or Sprint, and is used as a guideline to ensure that the development team understands the acceptance criteria for each user story or feature. It is a way to ensure that the team is consistently delivering high-quality work that meets the needs of the stakeholders. The DoD may include criteria such as:
- All code has been reviewed and tested.
- The user interface is user-friendly and visually appealing.
- Documentation has been created or updated.
- The product has been integrated with any necessary systems or applications.
- All acceptance criteria have been met.
- The product has been thoroughly tested and any bugs or issues have been resolved.
The DoD should be revisited and updated regularly to reflect changes in the project scope or development process. It is an important tool for ensuring that the development team and stakeholders are aligned on what constitutes a completed product increment, and can help to prevent misunderstandings or miscommunications during the development process.