Scrum: Jeff Sutherland on Going from Done to “Done-Done”

November 17, 2011

There can often be more than one in-house opinion on what constitutes “done” at the beginning of a Scrum project.

To create a definition that is accepted by every department within a company, certain steps must be taken, says Dr. Jeff Sutherland, CEO of Scrum Inc., in this short video.

Jeff Sutherland says that achieving a universal definition of done is necessary for every project. Otherwise, a development team will potentially stake the completeness of a Scrum project on an idea that is rooted in miscommunication. And this isn’t just limited to code, says Sutherland — completeness needs to be a consideration at the feature level too. For more on this topic, watch the video from OpenView Labs.