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Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips by Ilan Goldstein

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Chapter 4. Requirement Refinement

Thankfully, we no longer rely on the old practice of crystal-ball gazing to define an upfront “spec.” That being said, the communication and validation of requirements can still be a challenging matter.

This chapter’s three shortcuts guide your team in forming and monitoring both its requirements and the associated definition of done (DoD).

Shortcut 10: Structuring Stories provides recommendations on how teams may split their sprint-ready requirements into actionable tasks. Shortcut 11: Developing the Definition of Done offers food for thought to help the Scrum team establish and evolve the DoD. Finally, Shortcut 12: Progressive Revelations focuses on how your team can eliminate waste by conducting walkthroughs. ...

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