Constructing Done Criteria to Promote Quality
Quality is not an act; it is a habit.
Done criteria are clearly stated conditions that a user story must meet for the functionality to be deemed complete and shippable for release. Done criteria supports the Agile principle of technical excellence, by which team members apply continuous attention to engineering practices and techniques focused on building a quality product.
Done criteria set the tone and create a habit on what it means to be done. These criteria should be readily viewable by the team as a reminder as it makes its transition toward Agile. Done criteria confer the following ...